What Does Rihanna Smell Like? 'Heaven,' Says Jim Parsons

by Jessica Roy 4:22 PM PDT, March 20, 2015
Playing What Does Rihanna Smell Like? 'Heaven,' Says Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons and Rihanna have been on the road doing press for their new animated movie, Home. During an appearance on Ellen, Parsons confessed he's gotten a whiff of the hip-hop musician here and there, and she smells amazing.

"Can I tell you," he began. "I've been doing press for the past four days with Rihanna and Steve [Martin, who's also in the movie], but, Rihanna smells so good. I am not kidding. She has a scent."

He says her smell is so distinct that he can even tell where she's been.

"At one point I took the elevator down to press in the hotel where we were doing it, and I went" -- at this point he sniffs the air loudly -- "'She was just in here. She was just in here' And they said 'No' and I said 'Oh yeah.' And I went into the press and I go, 'Were you just in the elevator?' She goes 'Yeah' and I go, "I smelled you.'"

"What does it smell like?" Ellen DeGeneres asked.

Without pausing, Parsons replied, "Heaven."

"I love Steve Martin, and I miss him," the actor continued. "I terribly miss her. I have this weird crush on her." He declines to say whether she shares those feelings, though it's probably a moot point: He's been with his partner, Todd Spiewak, for more than a decade.

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Parsons asked if Rihanna had been on Ellen before, which she has -- though DeGeneres confessed she did not notice her scent.

"That's a shame," Parsons said.

At the end of the segment, DeGeneres had an order for her staff: "Book her on the show so I can smell her!"

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