As part of her deal with Chanel, Keira Knightley is starring in an upcoming short film for Coco Mademoiselle. Just released is a video with clips from the movie and an interview with Keira herself, discussing why Coco Mademoiselle is the first women's fragrance she's ever worn (she's usually a fan of men's fragrances). Keira has some nice observations about scent and memory, and I totally agree with her when she talks about the charm of perfume bottles. Want to get a sneak peek at the film and see what she had to say? To see the video, just keep reading.
Lancôme's new L'Absolu Nu lipstick ($29) is getting a seriously sexy boost with a new ad featuring Kate Winslet. The Oscar-winning actress spends a full minute luxuriating in a sheet (and apparently not much else) and talking on an old-fashioned rotary phone in a totally white room. The spot does make her lipstick look extremely fetching, so to see more of Kate, just keep reading.
It seems like everyone is making their own perfume ad parody these days, from the hilarious "commercial" Jimmy Fallon did for a faux Charlie Sheen fragrance called Winning, to Michelle Williams and Natalie Portman's hilarious turn as pugilistic perfume obsessives. Perfume commercials tend to be high drama, so they're fertile ground for some truly hilarious spoofing. Check out these epic fragrance parodies and tell me which one tickles your funny bone the most.
I guess I'm in their target demographic or something, because it seems like I can't turn on the TV without seeing a commercial for Disaronno liqueur. I've always found these ads rather annoying and ridiculous; I mean, every inch of shelf space at this bar is stocked with Disaronno? People are licking it off their ice cubes?
But this latest TV spot really vexes me, because no matter how many times I watch the it, it sounds like the narrator is saying "Disaronno's warm and SEXUAL taste makes you wish it would never end." I know, I know: It's probably "sensual," but it sounds so much like sexual it makes me feel dirty. Watch the video and tell me what you think when you read more
I happened to catch this Old Spice ad on TV the other night, and it's so subtly hilarious that I just had to share it. Featuring Bruce Campbell — star of such cult classics as Army of Darkness and Evil Dead II — the campy spot just seems perfect for a retro brand like Old Spice. I particularly love the ascot, the never-ending sailboat panorama, and the chainsaw propped up against the fireplace. My favorite user comment on the YouTube page: "He willed that fire into existence."