Archive: Fragrance

Brad Pitt’s new Chanel No. 5 commercial sexy – or not so much?

When I heard that Brad Pitt was going to be the face of Chanel No. 5, my first thought was this is GENIUS! Brad Pitt is sexy, no doubt. But could the 48-year-old actor compete with the likes of Nicole Kidman and Marilyn Monroe as the face of the classic women’s fragrance?

Now that I’ve seen the commercial, I’m not sure anymore.

Chanel is touting the Pitt campaign as “the perspective of a man on the most feminine fragrance of all time.” The company previously released a few teaser videos of the actor posing odd questions to the viewer, including “Do you feel lucky?” and “Are you going somewhere?” Ugh, whatever, Brad.

In the commercial just released, Pitt, who reportedly nabbed $7 million for the gig, looks more like he wandered out of a dive bar in Brooklyn than the chiseled stud we saw years ago. “The world turns and we turn with it,” he muses in black and white, “but wherever I go; there you are.”

If you think it’s all a little cheesy, well, you’re in good company. “TRY NOT TO LAUGH WHEN YOU WATCH THIS!” howls one commenter on the YouTube version. “Bad hair, bad style, wtf?? do i see a goatee??? Horrible taste… and btw, why use an [American] to sell a French product?” writes another.

But LOL-worthy lines aside, Brad’s good looks are still working their magic on at least one charmed lady. Writes one commenter:

“The things he says makes no sense whatsoever. But his eyes. OMG.”

I’m not a fan of the commercial, but did I watch it twice? Yes. :) I think part of the reason this commercial bugged me – is I reeeeeeeeeeeeally don’t like his hair long. He looks so much better clean cut. I’m not a fan of his hair like this.

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FIRST LOOK: Are you ready for Nude by Rihanna?

Rihanna just posted this message on her Facebook page: “Are you ready for Nude by Rihanna? Photographer, Tony Duran photographed Rihanna for the sexy and playful Nude by Rihanna campaign. Rihanna, dressed in nude lingerie while wrapped in a sheer sheath, blasted her music and kept reapplying Nude.”

This doesn’t look like her at all!?

Nudity is all the rage when it comes to pop stars’ fragrance ads, with Christina Aguilera and Lady Gaga both showing skin recently. Rihanna is the latest lady to show off her body for her appropriately-titled Nude perfume, in a sexy advertisement she debuted on Twitter over the weekend.

The “Diamonds” singer rocks blonde, old Hollywood waves and nude lace lingerie in the image. When she released the photo, Rih-Rih tweeted, “Here is my new ad for a brand new fragrance #NUDE! Make sure you smell sexy, especially naked, this fall!”

Rihanna has already released two successful fragrances, Reb’l Fleur and Rebelle, the second of which reportedly became the fastest-selling celebrity perfume in the U.K.

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Check out Christina Aguilera’s ad for her new fragrance ‘Red Sin’


Nicki Minaj launches her new fragrance at Macy’s!

Nicki Minaj is the latest celebrity to launch her own fragrance. This week marks the launch of her debut fragrance, Pink Friday.

Sporting a blonde wig, and neon clothes, Nicki looked rather plastic at the New York launch. Doesn’t she? She doesn’t even look real! I don’t know what it is, but she sorta creeps me out, like a walking wax figure.

Pink Friday, a blend of sweet florals, vanilla and musk is packaged in a bottle crafted in the likeness of Nicki, and she couldn’t be happier with the final product.

“I’ve been thinking about [a fragrance] for like, the last two years actually; I knew I was going to call it Pink Friday,” Minaj told MTV News, adding that the final details came together in recent months. “I didn’t know I would have a pink wig on the bottle until I met with the fragrance company and they asked me what I wanted my bottle to look like and I said — is there any way we can put a pink wig on it?”

“They said, ‘You know what? Let’s try,’ ” she explained. “And they came back with sketches and I was floored that they actually nailed it, I couldn’t stop looking at the sketches.”

In addition to the signature pink wig and matching baby pink lipstick, the white and gold bottle also features a custom gold ‘Nicki Minaj’ nameplate necklace for added flare. “When I saw the actual picture and it began coming to life, I was like ‘wow,’ ” Nicki added. “My fans are going to spaz out when they see this.”

Nicki’s Pink Friday fragrance is just her latest foray into the world of cosmetics. Earlier this year, she debuted an off-the-wall nail polish collection for OPI, which included selections like “Did It On ‘Em” (named after her song of the same title from Pink Friday) and she also joined Ricky Martin as a spokesperson for Mac Cosmetics’ Viva Glam campaign.

Minaj’s Pink Friday fragrance is available for purchase at Macy’s.

I’m interested in smelling it, I always am interested in smelling celebrity fragrances…but that’s as far as I’ll go. I don’t buy celebrity fragrances. But apparently a lot of people do!

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