Brad Pitt the new face of Chanel No.5

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Brad Pitt the new face of Channel No5Brad Pitt and Chanel No.5 – never thought I’d ever mention those two names in the same sentence. Ever. Well, unless I was referring to Angelina Jolie’s perfume. But this week a press release popped into my mailbox announcing the hunky Mr Jolie the new face of a new ad campaign.

“CHANEL has selected world renowned actor Brad Pitt to be the face of the upcoming advertising campaign for CHANEL N°5,” said the press release.

That’s it. No details. No explanations. No superfluous embellishments of the fragrance or the campaign or even the actor’s ‘world-renowned’ status.

Pitt is the first man to endorse Chanel’s iconic No.5, and that’s no surprise as it’s a distinctly feminine fragrance. And I’m certainly curious as to how the French house will ‘sell’ Pitt’s face to sell more merchandise.

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Megan Kakora has helped launch the websites of, and been the online editor for, some of South Africa’s biggest glossy magazines. She believes in less-is-more, except when it comes to her collection of nail polish colours.
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  1. BeautyBloggess

    I think it’s a great idea!

    5 years ago •

  1. JM

    Think he is getting a bit old for this :)

    5 years ago •

  1. Zu

    Why not!
    Its Brad Pitt! Thats enough said!

    5 years ago •

  1. landman

    He has the looks and the charm, so i think this was a good move to use a man for a change to be the face of Chanel No 5, think the ladies will go gaga buying Chanel No 5 for sure.

    5 years ago •

  1. Mpoyif

    It doesn’t make sense to have a man as the face of a woman’s fragrance

    5 years ago •

  1. Botes

    Yummy yummy!!!!! Id buy this perfume!!!!

    5 years ago •

  1. Clarad

    at last a MAN! That should boost the sales ;)

    5 years ago •

  1. Debsie

    Chanel and Brad Pitt. perfect match

    5 years ago •

  1. Geisha Girl

    Two of my favourite’s…Coco Chanel and Brad Pitt!!

    5 years ago •

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