THE GLORIOUS MR. REYNOLDS
This Christmas, megastar and face of Hugo Boss Fragrances Ryan Reynolds tells CLEO what he thinks about the holiday season and why Boss Bottled or Boss Bottled Night EDT 30ml, RM167 each, make perfect gifts. Where do you prefer to spend the holidays – Canada (Reynolds’ hometown) or New York? New York. No one does Christmas and the holidays like New York. What are the best festive things to do in New York? There’s the Rockefeller Center where the tree goes up every year. It’s pretty spectacular to see the lighting and decorations. You can go down to Madison Avenue and it’s all lit up; it’s a beautiful place to be. You feel the nostalgia that for me Christmas is really about. It’s less about buying a million presents and more about being with your family. I’m also reminded of great 1980s Christmas movies when it’s a New York Christmas. What’s a typical Canadian Christmas like? A typical Canadian Christmas is all about your family and that lead up to Christmas dinner, spending time with them. Just fractionally colder! Men often leave Christmas shopping to the last minute. Are you the same? I do it all myself but I’m the same as a lot of guys; I leave it to the last minute. Most Christmases I’m working up until two or three days before the actual holiday so that’s when I get most of my Christmas shopping done. Thank god for online shopping! Who is your hardest person to shop for? My brothers are just brutally honest. If you get them something they don’t like, they’re going to tell you. Why do you think fragrance makes a good gift? Fragrance is a personal gift. There’s a very distinct signature to it so if you give it as a gift I like to think that it’s from a person who thinks very highly of you.