Beautiful Perfume Advertisements – Chanel N°5 Movie #2

Here is another Chanel commercial for N°5 featuring the charming Audrey Tatou.

Like the Nicole Kidman movie, this one is beautifully retro in feel and lavishly made. There are elements I love and some that bother me a bit.

I like Audrey Tautou, but I can’t help but think she looks somewhat strange here… a bit haunted maybe? And the man is a bit too boyish and young and good-looking for me to take him seriously (I’m awfully prejudiced here, I know). In general I don’t buy their emotions, Audrey just doesn’t look convinced or convincing.

But that close-up of the bottle of Chanel N°5, the liquid vibrating with the train’s motion, and later the shadow passing over Audrey’s bed are just amazing.

Does it work for you?

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26 Responses to Beautiful Perfume Advertisements – Chanel N°5 Movie #2

  1. I got totally lost in it. Gorgeous.
    I think I might steal and show next week Birgit. Do you mind?
    Portia xx

  2. It definitely does work for me! I LOVE Audrey Tautou and anything Jean-Pierre Jeunet directs (if you haven’t seen Delicatessen you must).

    I was very relieved when I saw this ad for the first time because I have to admit that I wasn’t a fan of the Nicole Kidman one, simply because Baz Luhrman and I don’t get along style-wise.

    This one is beautiful though.

  3. arline says:

    Beautiful!!!!!!! I too LOVE Audrey Tatou, and I want all of the things she was wearing in this mini film!!!! I need to revisit Chanel No5, because I have not smelled it in years. I remember not liking it. It could have been the person who was wearing it though. She was a teacher of mine, and I loved her as a teacher and an artist, but she smoked like a chimney, which could have had an adverse effect on her Chanel No 5.

    I have already watched the mini film (yes I know it is an ad, but it feels like a film short), over a couple of times, and am sure to again. I don’t have television, so I love things like this.

    I will definitely take The Candy Perfume Boy’s suggestion, as he has good taste in music, and scent!!!!!!!!

    • Olfactoria says:

      No5 was surely done a disservice by the cigarette stench. 🙂

      Glad you like it, Arline!

      • arline says:

        So I, like I said, have watched the film many more times, and I still find it quite beautiful, but I do agree, that Audrey looks haunted and sad. ( I still love her though, and think she looks pretty). The guy should have been a little more substantial though. I think he is quite good looking, but you are probably correct in saying that someone a bit more mature looking would have been much better here,

        I now want to ride the Orient Express!!!!

  4. Civava says:

    I love Audrey Tatou version.

  5. Kimberly says:

    Agreed with the above comments about wanting to own and rock everything she is wearing (except, ironically, her perfume)! I also this film much more than the Nicole Kidman one, but I think that the location is probably responsible for that (and whoever was in charge of the lighting, wowzah!) So much to appreciate and love, I don’t know how much of this is real, and how much was taped on a filmstage, but it amped my need for a vacation to an 11.

    I did not find the guy too young. I found him perfect. Yum.

    Thank you for posting this, my day is officially brightened! 🙂

  6. Kimberly says:

    Sorry, meant to say Like this film more than the NK one! That will teach me to proof before posting!

  7. tara says:

    I remember not feeling terribly moved by this one or as if I wanted to watch it again straight away, although I too love Audrey Tatou. I agree there was something missing from her in this.

    I think the Nicole Kidman ad was more striking and I don’t go for pretty boys either 🙂

  8. annemariec says:

    Interestingly, this film is more sensual for me than the Kidman – in the sense of actually evoking scents. All those train smells, the slightly stuffy sleeper, the scents of the sea and the markets when she gets to her destination …

    I’ve always longed for the little star pendant she wears. Just perfect.

  9. Audrey Tautou does look somewhat aloof here, but overall I like the wauthismovie was done.

  10. Bellatrix says:

    Beautiful movie, but it doesn’t suit me for No5… i just wore it today and these imagines doesn’t reflect my vision of this perfume…

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