Want to feel old? Noah Schnapp, 17-year-old breakout star of SPager Things, has been operating professionally for over a decade. Want to feel like you’re not constrained? His big screen debut was in Steven Spielberg’s film Bridge of Spies, which helped the director receive his sixth Academy Award for Best Picture in the process. (The kid clearly has scope.) So when we asked Schnapp to sit down with us for the latest episode of GQ’s 10 Essentials, we thought his choices might reflect reflects the full breadth of his rich CV.
And the newly minted Gen Z heavyweight did not disappoint. Some of Schnapp’s favorites fall into exactly the same category that marketing execs use to gather “critical insights into the psychology of today’s teens” – Custom AirPods, Latest Xbox – but some definitely… no. (Unless your high school version is curling a limited-edition Louis Vuitton purse and a translucent handbag from Off-White.)
What stands out from the group? Schnapp’s go-to cologne, a very mature scent from Chanel’s legendary Bleu line. The widely beloved Eau de parfum boasts a fitting A-list pedigree (think: Martin Scorsese’s cinematic commercial starring the late Gaspard Ulliel), but it’s the actual ingredient — an intoxicating blend of incense, ginger and citrus — so good we’ve touted it as one of the best on the planet for years.
And in typical movie star style, Schnapp doesn’t simply jump in a Sephora and buy the first pick that excites him. Naturally, he scored his bottle of wine at the airport on his way to Dubai. His verdict? “Fresh” and “good”. We agree. Luckily, you don’t need a first class ticket to the United Arab Emirates or your own line of specialty hazelnuts — look up! — To get a bottle. This kid, at least, smells more than okay.
https://www.gq.com/story/noah-schnapp-chanel-cologne-10-essentials Noah Schnapp and His Go-To Cologne Are All Grown Up, Thank You Very Much