Marilyn Monroe Is The New Face of Chanel No5

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Fifty five years after her death, Marilyn Monroe has been named the new face of Chanel's infamous No5 fragrance. The screen icon will feature in a new TV and print campaign with black and white images of Miss Monroe posing with a bottle of Chanel No5.

New audio recordings have recently been discovered of an interview from 1960 with Marilyn Monroe and Marie Claires editor-in-cheif, Georges Belmont where she speaks about the iconic fragrance:
"You know, they ask me questions. Just an example: 'What do you wear to bed? A pyjama top? The bottoms of the pyjamas? A nightgown?' So I said: 'Chanel No.5', because it's the truth...I don’t want to say “nude”. But it’s the truth!" - Marilyn Monroe
The late actress first made her love of the fragrance known to Life magazine in 1952, and the quote remains one of her most memorable (see photo). 

Marilyn will follow the likes of Keira Knightley, Audrey Tatoe, Nicole Kidman and most recently Brad Pitt who have all fronted campaigns with the brand. 
The fragrance was launched in 1921 and has been considered a classic ever since. At present, I don't actually own a bottle of Chanel No5, despite it being the most popular perfume worldwide! I find it to be quite a strong floral scent, and more of a mature womans fragrance. I prefer sweeter perfumes.  
There is no doubt that Marilyn Monroe and Chanel No5 are a match made in heaven. An iconic woman and an iconic fragrance.

The new campaign is due to launch in December this year.

Do you own Chanel No5? What do you think about the Marilyn fronting the fragrance? 

Let me know in the comments!


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  2. I think it's great that she is their new face, she is known as one of the most beautiful women ever! (:

    1. It's a great match isn't it! Im a huge fan of Marilyn! xx



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