Chanel No. 5 was the first fragrance from Parisian couturier Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, and has been on sale continuously since its introduction in 1921. It has been described as “the world’s most legendary fragrance”, and remains the company’s most famous perfume. The company estimates that a bottle is sold worldwide every 30 seconds.
Following in the glamorous footsteps of Nicole Kidman and Catherine Deneuve, French actress Audrey Tatou is the new face of the iconic fragrance Chanel No. 5. The beautiful doe-eyed star, who often garners comparisons to Audrey Hepburn, can be seen starring in a new short film to promote Chanel No. 5. Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, who worked with Tatou in Amelie, the film portrays a brief sensual encounter between a man on a women who brush past each other on a night train. Filmed in a railway station in Nice and on the Bosphorus in Istanbul, it was inspired by a scene in the Oscar-nominated film A Very Long Engagement. Tatou, who plays the title role of Coco Chanel in Anne Fontaine’s new film Coco avant Chanel, said of her appointment to the luxury fashion house: “It hasn’t really sunk in yet. The fact that the film has been directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the fact that it is Chanel No.5, which for me is a legend in itself. Even now, I find it hard to believe.”
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