Shubman Gill© Shubman Gill

What Does Shubman Gill Smell Like In Real Life?

Salva Mubarak
Senior Features Writer

Indian batsman Shubman Gill is one of the most beloved people in the country, thanks to his outstanding performance every time he steps on the field. The cricketer is not only one of the most exciting batter in the world right now, but he is also a certified Gen-Z style icon.

Over the past few years, Shubman Gill has displayed his outstanding sartorial sense time and again and it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the athlete also smells amazing.


We recently caught up with Shubman Gill at the 40th anniversary of G-SHOCK, where the cricketer was named as the new brand ambassador of the watch company.

In between sharing his style inspirations with HELLO! and revealing whose watch collection he has an eye on, we got him to reveal his go-to perfume.

“It keeps changing,” he shared, “It mostly depends on the season and month.” Upon further prodding, the cricketer said, “Lately I’ve been drawn to Oud-y scents. One of my favourites is from Bond No. 9.”

Even if you’re a mild fragrance enthusiast, you would know that Oud is a polarising scent category. People who love it can’t get enough of it, while some consider it to be too intense. Many perfumers have begun giving the rich and intoxicating Oud scent a modern twist by pairing it with notes of citrus and tobacco.

Bond No.9 New York Oud©Bond No. 9

Shubman Gill, like many oud fans, loves the warm and intense scent of oud. His favourite perfume of the moment, Bond No.9 New York Oud, pairs the potent ingredient with red plum, saffron, orange zest, red rose, orris, patchouli, musk, honey and vetiver.