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    Wink your fav retro ad, women's scents

    Hi everybody,
    Do you remember those great, sometimes cheesy and retro ads? Would you like to post your favorites here?

    Here's two that I remember.
    Classic 1976 Charlie commercial, with Shelly Hack and featuring the fabulous Bobby Short singing and on piano.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5juK-UrgJG0

    And a very 80’s Impulse commercial… “men just can’t help acting on impulse…”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwgNwJ1MlzA

    Cheers,
    odysseusm

    "The force that through the green fuse drives the flower // drives my green age..." Dylan Thomas

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    Cool thread, odysseusm!

    Your choice of Charlie was spot-on: how could we forget Shelly and that fabulous theme tune?

    One ad I particularly remember from the 1980s (in the UK) was the following, with a whimsical Jayne Seymour floating around for Max Factor's Le Jardin:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6Raz1SUWvk

    Incidentally, Jayne's real name is JOYCE

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X4MwbVf5OA

    This was the first to pop into my head! It's for ENJOLI

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    Hysterical!

    Do you happen to know the year for that, ubuandibeme?

    And can I respond with the following offering?:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd9gQkikr50

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    Quote Originally Posted by soirdelune View Post
    Hysterical!

    Do you happen to know the year for that, ubuandibeme?

    And can I respond with the following offering?:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd9gQkikr50
    Is this the era when the advertising world realized that "sex sells"!?!?!?!

    I can't believe you found that one it's crazy!

    Very fun thread! Oh yeah, and to answer your question, I think that ad had to be from 1979 or 1980!

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    Here's a couple of odd ones!!

    Pupa Xmas (this is an Italian company)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpqsfJ3M6-g

    1976 Sharms cosmetic commercial (Russia). Ps -- I love the way he rrrrrrolls his rrr's. And the kinda techno Buddy Holly "Peggy Sue" vibe happenin' here...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVAi9ckm5Xk
    Last edited by odysseusm; 12th October 2008 at 02:40 AM.
    odysseusm

    "The force that through the green fuse drives the flower // drives my green age..." Dylan Thomas

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    This is a spooky one -- computer technology brings Marilyn back to sell Chanel No.5, along with Carole Bouquet.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmdn-...eature=related
    Last edited by odysseusm; 12th October 2008 at 11:20 PM.
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    Here's a groovy Austin Powers style advert.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I5xxVTeLJs
    odysseusm

    "The force that through the green fuse drives the flower // drives my green age..." Dylan Thomas

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    Great topic! Laughed so hard at the Enjoli commercial.
    Growing up, I always loved the Chanel No 5 commercials (Share the Fantasy).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7DqU...eature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqhUuH43LNM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ4RK...eature=related

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    That Soviet ad is fantastic!

    And I always found the Bouquet-morphing-into-Monroe ad gruesome

    Check out these foxy British ladies:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l6JKCKv7Jc

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e1rI...eature=related
    Last edited by soirdelune; 13th October 2008 at 02:54 PM.

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    Thanks to all for the contributions, this is fun!

    This Jontue ad has a lot: horses, mountains, a guy with a cape…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDsPL...eature=related

    And here is the incomparable Joan Collins:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DENvkk0IVdk&NR=1

    And see how many stars YOU can identify in this Revelon cosmetics ad:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnssH...eature=related
    Last edited by odysseusm; 14th October 2008 at 03:08 AM.
    odysseusm

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    Here's the first Chanel "share the fantasy" ad, from 1979. Stylishly directed by Ridley Scott and (rumour has it) voice-over by Leonard Nimoy!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVwvmozG6-A

    Freudian images here?
    odysseusm

    "The force that through the green fuse drives the flower // drives my green age..." Dylan Thomas

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    Quote Originally Posted by odysseusm View Post
    Here's the first Chanel "share the fantasy" ad, from 1979. Stylishly directed by Ridley Scott and (rumour has it) voice-over by Leonard Nimoy!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVwvmozG6-A

    Freudian images here?


    You bet!

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    Here’s an artsy, float-y commercial for Eau de Rochas
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjV8_QmXEgw
    odysseusm

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    Wink Re: your fav retro ad, women's scents

    Quote Originally Posted by odysseusm View Post
    Here's the first Chanel "share the fantasy" ad, from 1979. Stylishly directed by Ridley Scott and (rumour has it) voice-over by Leonard Nimoy!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVwvmozG6-A

    Freudian images here?
    Thanks for finding that. I never realized, That IS Nimoy. How fun.
    Those Lentheric ads are a hoot. The 2nd one, when she sprays it as if she's using a (shhh) feminine product!!

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X4MwbVf5OA

    Here's another hot song and dance number for us liberated chicks.

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    Exclamation perfume (1992).

    Jean Naté, everyday. I can "hear" a different Jean Naté jingle in my mind, but can't find the ad.

    Coty L'Aimant

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    Two views of scent and the girl/guy relationship:

    A noir-ish mini movie from Malin+Goetz
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euJcvQRhkcA

    A surprisingly sweet commercial from Axe!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMm7NG0Kzxo&NR=1
    odysseusm

    "The force that through the green fuse drives the flower // drives my green age..." Dylan Thomas

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    These aren't really retro, but they are interesting ads.

    Glamorous Chanel Christalle ad
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGYXSHbLSNU&NR=1
    Indian House Party

    Midnight Poison, by Dior
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5zTPWkx4D8&NR=1
    kinda spooky. Is that an overwrought vocal by Rufus Wainwright?
    odysseusm

    "The force that through the green fuse drives the flower // drives my green age..." Dylan Thomas

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    More interesting ads, not really retro.
    Exotic shots of Venice in this Eau Jeune Bellisima ad
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dit-hv6f9D4&NR=1

    And Hillary Swank, exploding like some kind of superhero or rock star in an ad for Guerlain Insolence
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuGs5nOpZUM
    odysseusm

    "The force that through the green fuse drives the flower // drives my green age..." Dylan Thomas

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