Exclusive: The Real Reason Pharrell Doesn't Age

Pharrell Williams is one of those rare celebrities who falls into the category of “legend.” With a music career that spans over two decades, a coveted judge seat on one of the most popular shows on television, The Voice, a long-standing Adidas partnership, and a media collective called i am OTHER—oh, and seven Grammys (does a song called “Happy” ring a bell?)—Pharrell is an ever-growing force in our pop culture zeitgeist who shows absolutely no plans of slowing down. His latest venture? The music and style icon recently teamed up with Sephora to release a woodsy, pungent, unisex fragrance called Girl ($135), the same name as his Grammy-nominated latest album.

We got a chance to sit down with the man himself at the Sephora store on Hollywood and Highland and pick his brain on everything from his first cologne to his favorite beauty look on a woman (no judgment if you skip ahead to that part). Turns out Pharrell is every bit as calm, genuine, and introspective as he is a trendsetter and boundary-breaker—which is exactly why his legions of fans adore him, and why they'll keep doing so for years to come.

Keep scrolling to read our interview with Pharrell!