Kurt Cobain smoked cigarettes, wore old ratty clothes, his hair looked dirty and his shoes were filthy but according to two different sources Cobain smelled great.
EXAMPLE #1 – The song title “Smells Like Teen Spirit” came about when Kathleen Hanna, at the time the lead singer of Bikini Kill, spray painted “Kurt Smells Like Teen Spirit” on Cobain’s wall. Since Cobain and Hanna had been discussing anarchism and punk rock, Cobain interpreted the slogan as having a revolutionary meaning. What Hanna actually meant, was that Cobain smelled like the deodorant “Teen Spirit”, used by his then-girlfriend Bikini Kill drummer Tobi Vail.
EXAMPLE #2 – On September 21, 2011 (a few days before the 20 year anniversary of Nevermind) Cobain’s ex-girlfriend Mary Lou Lord posted this photo on her Facebook page that she took of Kurt Cobain on stage when Nirvana played the Astoria Theatre, London, United Kingdom on November 5, 1991.
When asked by a Cobain fan what he smelled like she gave an exact detail of his scent. Here is the post…
She then clarified that it was hair product and not aftershave.
The product is called Confixor by Aveda.
So if you want to smell like Kurt, pick up some Teen Spirit deodorant and Aveda Confixor hair product. Sadly, Kurt Cobain broke up with Mary Lou for Courtney Love live on TV. Check it out…