Niall Horan and Liam Payne: Cow Poop Takes Them Home

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Niall Horan and Liam Payne--both members of the internationally acclaimed boy band One Direction--both love the smell of cow poop. It seems whenever the two singers smell the fecal matter, it reminds them of home. No, Niall and Liam didn't grow up inside of barns. It seems both guys were raised in the country and the smell of the farms evokes their nostalgic sides.

Niall Horan was recently asked by a writer for Cosmopolitan what smell most reminded him of home.

''Cow poo,'' he replied. ''I'm from the lake district of Ireland so there's the smell of cows and sheep and fresh-cut grass."

''I was going to say the same," Liam Payne interjected. "We both live close to the countryside. Where I live there are farms and you can always smell...''

One Direction actually launched their third fragrance in early August. Called 'You & I,' one can only hope that Niall Horan and Liam Payne didn't lend their olfactory expertise to the creation of the new scent. It went on sale at Macy's on August 25th. Fortunately 'You & I' has 'notes of peony, orchid, musk, mango, grapefruit and peach blossom.'

That's so not like cow poop.

Niall Horan recently defended the solidarity of One Direction, amidst rumors that the guys were disbanding and heading their separate ways.

"We're going to go as long as we can go, as long as people want us we will be here. None of that rumours business," he told the media.

One Direction just finished up a portion of their current tour and are going to have a bit of down time before they head out again. While on the road, Niall Horan made sure to honor Liam Payne on his 21st birthday.

Hopefully Niall and Liam--along with Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and Zayn Malik--enjoy their deserved down time. Perhaps Niall and Liam can visit a local farm and inhale the fresh smell of cow poop to ward off any homesickness they might be feeling.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.