“I’ve always been obsessed with fragrance. I’ve got a whole lot. I sent a picture [of them all] recently to Keith Urban, who I work with on the show, he loves fragrances. Because we travel so much, I get to sample different fragrances from [where] I’ve been flying through, [like] Dubai, all the ouds and I also like the scent of tobacco and woods. I always wanted to make my own fragrance and make something that I was proud of.”
“My dad is a geologist, [and would go away for work] for a month. When he’d say goodbye, we knew we wouldn’t see him for a month, so it was always really sad, but we’d smell him because his Drakkar Noir would linger all day. [Fragrance] is the first thing people get when you walk in a room and [it’s] still there when you leave.”
“For me, there’s a lot of talk about love languages. [My wife Jules and I have] been together for 20 years, I’ve known her since I was twelve and so she worked out pretty quickly that I just need a hug and cuddles. I’m very physical and I just love touch and that’s how I show love. But really the deeper meaning behind Embrace is that there are few things that can extend the life of an embrace, but fragrance does.”
“Jules lost her brother to mental health and we’ve had family, friends, lost their lives. I had a good mate who was in my band who took his life as well. So for me, I just see it as their legacy. Sometimes what is so tragic can also be used for good and to stop other things from happening. Things like, RUOK?, all of that is incredible. But we didn’t want to add to something that’s already there, we wanted to head into something that was more to do with early intervention.”
“Jules and I have the Sebastian Foundation, and we’ve got the Open Parachute program. I said to our board,”My dream is to hire some clinical psychologists, develop an actual program in schools instead of waiting until it’s too late. Let’s just teach kids how to face this stuff and put in perspective [that] this has happened on social media, or you’ve got this exam coming, or this has happened in your friendship circle or facing issues of sexuality or identity or whatever.” So that’s [now] in 135 schools. It’ll make you cry if you watch some of the videos. It’s really cool. My kids are doing it at their school [Guy has two sons].”
“The media landscape changes so much. You’re constantly learning how to deal with it and you have kids, and then your whole view on how much you share changes. Sometimes you can get so caught up as a public person, even [with] things that are things that are said that are completely made up, or whatever, and you just can’t fight that fight. More than ever [it’s important] especially for kids, to learn that lesson, that you just can’t please everyone and you can’t control things. Let go of the things that are out of your control and concentrate on your community.
For so long community has been destabilized because of social media and it’s tearing kids’ minds apart. They’re so aware of their actions and things that they do, being suddenly, “Oh, my gosh, that just got shared on Snapchat when I fell over and did this silly thing, or made this mistake, now everyone in the school knows.” When I grew up, it was like, “I care about what Paul and Craig and James and my family [think]…” Now it’s [people who] don’t even know me. Everyone thinks they know people from their profiles.”