David Letterman tells Taylor Swift she smells like, um, trees

Surely older, clueless men have made bigger public fools of themselves around Taylor Swift, but it was still a little bit awkward-funny when David Letterman waxed on and on about the songstress’ apparently very unique perfume: “Please don’t take this the wrong way,” he said, “but you smell like expensive wood.” He later told her the scent resembled a Christmas tree lot like the one she grew up on:

She took the whole thing in stride and looked pretty and poised as always, though I do wish she’d revealed the name of her perfume. I’m kind-of dying to know what it is now. What do you think, PopWatchers? Any idea what scent Taylor wears? And how is it possible she doesn’t have her own fragrance like every other pop star on the planet?

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  • fc

    this was such a fun interview last nite… :o)

  • TJ

    Dave is a man of the people – hey, I’d definitely make a fool of myself around Taylor Swift. Girl couldn’t be more gorgeous.

  • McBride

    Horrible singer, decent songwriter, and a little weird looking.

    Not to mention she’s turning into the next Jennifer Aniston, dating wise.

    • Mr. So & So

      She looks better with her hair down.

    • Stevester

      I just wonder now who taught her the Japanese, perhaps Dear John who studied and actually is fluent in that language?

  • JB

    Givenchy’s “Hot Couture”. How do I know this? Because apparently perfume.com (really? who knew?) has a “Who Wears What – Celebrities” section. Which, really, is the clearest sign yet of the impending apocalypse.

    • Sammy

      Hot Couture DOES NOT smell like wood or Christmas trees. It smells like Raspberries and is sweet smelling. Taylor must have had on something else. Last thing I heard she also wears is La Prairie Midnight Rain. Could be anything. I would not like to smell like wood or a tree.

    • Sammy

      Hot Couture DOES NOT smell like wood or trees. It is a raspberry smell. She wears that sometimes I read, but she must have been wearing something else last night.

    • Karen

      Sephora classifies Givenchy Hot Couture as a “woody oriental” fragrance, so maybe she does smell like a tree.

      • Sammy

        Hot Couture has no wood smell in it at all. According to the Sephora web site he notes are: Raspberry Dew, Jasmine, Bergamot, White Musk.

      • @Sammy

        So the fact that it’s literally in the “Woody-Oriental” section of Sephora doesn’t tip you off?

      • Sammy

        Smell Hot Couture and you will see what I mean. I just don’t think that is what it was. Something can be classified as woody oriental and not smell like “wood”.

      • Sammy

        I did read she also likes La Prairie Midnight Rain, so maybe it was that. She likes a lot of perfumes. It could be something new.

      • Jane Duchene

        I wore Hot Couture BECAUSE it had that sort of woodsy scent. My guess is that IS what she had on.

      • Teresa

        I agree with Sammy. It has no wood smell to it at all. I wear it all the time and it smells like raspberries on me. Out of millions of perfumes why does everyone think it is Hot Couture? lol

      • Pook

        Try to remember that not only does every single perfume is different on every single person, perfumes have a “life,” meaning it smells differently depending on how long it’s been on your skin. What you smell in the bottle is different when you first spray it on your skin, then 15 minutes later, then 2 hours later, etc. At basenotes.net one of the reviewers stated it was “tweedy” and “velvety wood.” So given that it has sandalwood and amber (both derived from wood, btw) in the base, which would come out after the top “sparkle” has worn off, it is quite possible that on certain people at certain times, it will smell “woodsy.” But green? No.

      • Pook

        sorry … “not only does every single perfume SMELL different on every single person” …

  • early

    Eddie Bauer has a perfume that smells exactly like a tree. I highly doubt she is wearing that. Great interview. I love my Taylor!

  • Rolo Tomasi

    That’s kind of weird because she gives me wood.

    • John Smith

      Dude I have not laughed that hard in a long time.

  • UGH

    I wish Dave went for the throat and asked Taylor if she’s tone deaf.

    • Stevester

      Good point,…it seems the fans accept that she isn’t a very good singer and live she can’t hit the notes.
      Mick Jagger also had that problem.

  • Classy Girl

    She probably didn’t reveal the perfume because if everyone hears that this perfume makes you smeel like trees, the perfume manufacturer probably woulnd’t be happy with her. She was being conscious of the fact that some people probably live on her every word. I love her. She always does great interviews.

    • Pook

      Possibly. But it also may be the new perfume she’s developing with Elizabeth Arden and doesn’t want to say just yet. Considering the girl grew up on a Xmas tree farm, it would make sense! :) She said she loved Xmas and scents that remind her of happy things are very important to her.

  • Sammy

    Taylor used to wear Britney Spears Fantasy she must have been wearing something else on the letterman show.

  • Justin

    I’m so tired of her. GO AWAY. Raise your hand if you want this giraffe to go away.

    Why does she wear such bright red lipstick? DAMN

    • Anne

      Raise your hand if you want Justin to go away.

      (both hands in the air)

  • Rush

    His comments sound actually kind of sweet. But who watches late night talk shows anymore?

    • Tara

      ….ummm, most of America…. =P

  • Woodsy Wol

    As a man who loves fine furniture, woodworking and builds guitars, I find the smell of some woods to be warm and exciting. I’m going to head to the mall to take a whiff of ‘Hot Couture.’

    If it’s as compelling as Dave says, I certainly pick some up for my girlfriend.

    • Tim

      Go with something from the Creed line of perfumes. Pricey, but awesome.

    • Sammy

      You will be dissappointed because Hot Couture smells like raspberries and is sweet smelling, but write us and let us know what you thought about it.

      • flrpwr

        you’re really banging the anti-hot couture drum, eh?

      • Tara

        no kidding flrpwr…what is up with Sammy?? it’s like your getting paid to promote hot couture and it’s sweet raspberry scent, lol

    • Pook

      Woodsy, try “Comptoir Sud Pacifique” in Vanille Abricot. Every time I wear it people tell me it smells like wood.

  • cam

    I love that the guy who loves wood named himself woodsy.

  • Samantha

    that is some ugly lipstick, i call that maw maw lipstick

    • Stevester

      It’s ‘don’t even think about kissing me’ lipstick!

  • Rick

    Did she perform? Did I miss it? Dave announced that she would, after a commercial. They went to commercials, I switched back and forth and from what I say, they had 5 minutes of commercials, then went to Seth Meyers. Anyone?

    • Swifty fan

      She did perform at the last 5 minutes of the show. She sang “Speak Now”.

      • Rick

        Thanks, guess there was some confusion, Dave said she would perform after the commercial, then nothing but commercials for 5 minutes, and I was gone, too late.

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