• Brad Pitt new face for Chanel No. 5

    Chanel have announced Brad Pitt as the new face for Chanel No. 5. No further details from Chanel, but other reports say that filming begins in London this week. Pitt is the first male face for the fragrance, but joins other previous celebrity faces for the iconic perfume such as Nicole Kidman, Audrey Tatou and Marilyn Monroe.
    See below for a selection of Chanel No 5 ads from the past:

    by Jean-Pierre Jeunet with Audrey Tautou and Travis Davenport

    by Baz Luhrmann, feat. Nicole Kidman

    Featuring Estella Warren.

    Featuring Carole Bouquet. Directed by Ridley Scott.

    Brad Pitt Image: © CHANEL 2012 - Greg Williams


    Comments 23 Comments
    1. NYperfumegirl's Avatar
      NYperfumegirl -
      So strange! I don't even think he's that hot anymore.
    1. PerfumedLady's Avatar
      PerfumedLady -
      Lol, I saw the title of this article and clicked on it thinking it must be some sort of joke! What an odd choice. Guess we shall see how that turns out!
    1. Ursula's Avatar
      Ursula -
      See next post.
    1. Ursula's Avatar
      Ursula -
      Big mistake. He was cute in "Thelma and Louise" ... could have worn LONE STAR MEMORIES (well, that was not invented yet ...)

      So crass !!

      Attachment 13366

      Click on to the link and you shall see his ugly mug.
    1. heavenscent1's Avatar
      heavenscent1 -
      What, they couldn't get Angelina?! I'm thinking he'd do better as spokesperson for a male fragrance, something shaggy, but sexy, like him. Preferred Stock maybe.
    1. Primrose's Avatar
      Primrose -
      The Estella Warren film is using the soundtrack from Edward Scissorhands.

      Interesting how they would choose a male spokesmodel for a women's scent. A new angle on advertising.
    1. Redneck Perfumisto's Avatar
      Redneck Perfumisto -
      Something is afoot. Not sure what, but it should at least be interesting.....
    1. Pour_Monsieur's Avatar
      Pour_Monsieur -
      Other than having a big name endorsement just for the sake of it , this makes no sense at all
    1. gandhajala's Avatar
      gandhajala -
      This must be for the soon-to-be-released No.5 Sport Pour Homme.
    1. tott's Avatar
      tott -
      I guess Brad will be the love interest or something of a woman wearing No 5...
    1. GelbeDomino's Avatar
      GelbeDomino -
      If they were going to choose a man, he might well have been someone French.
      Brad couldn't be less evocative of No.5 to me (so was Ms. Kidman)
      Shame on Chanel!
    1. Sniffmonkey's Avatar
      Sniffmonkey -
      Hm, I agree with most of the posters so far. What are they thinking?! "He was cute in "Thelma and Louise" ... but.... meh. And NOT what I think of when I think of Chanel. A bit crass and desperate... But I maybe I'll be proved wrong.
    1. chorando's Avatar
      chorando -
      Why not choose someone like Gaspard Ulliel. Much younger than brad and coming into his adulthood very nicely thank you very much in that beautiful smouldering gallic way. Or if they wanted someone in his mid - forties Olivier Martinez would had fitted the bill. They both have a certain mystiquery about them and sexual allure, charismatic! Brad Pitt is well....Brad Pitt and I personally never got the appeal. Great Actor of course but here were talking perfume and french to boot!!
    1. Leesee's Avatar
      Leesee -
      I can't see the logic. He always looks unwashed to me, not exactly Chanel material.
    1. knit at nite's Avatar
      knit at nite -
      Quote Originally Posted by Leesee View Post
      He always looks unwashed to me, not exactly Chanel material.
      True, but I bet he still cleans up well enough
    1. noirdrakkar's Avatar
      noirdrakkar -
      i don't think they should have used a man who is well known.

      there are plenty of men just as attractive as brad pitt that they could have used. yes, proportionately rare, but still a dime a dozen.
    1. Primrose's Avatar
      Primrose -
      Quote Originally Posted by Leesee View Post
      I can't see the logic. He always looks unwashed to me, not exactly Chanel material.
      Agree with this. He has a "grunge" quality.

      When I think of Chanel, I think of the colours of black and white, like a man in a tuxedo--like Tom Ford.

      Wait a minute, he has his own fragrance line! (Seriously, I think a Tom Ford-esque model would be perfect.)

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