Saturday, September 24, 2011

Who...


is the marketing genius at Chanel???  The French really know how to sell some parfum!

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gee, I just saw a short video called Hungry at which a cocktail party was using the same idea in serving drinks and hor d'ouvres...topless women carrying trays, but their bodies had been sprayed with gold paint of some kind...all at maggeee's party.

this is Belgium said...

I read your statement yesterday "I'm taking some friends up on a dare".. so I made sure that first thing this morning I had a look... Classic and classy Chanel forever.

Katalin said...

Joséphine Baker

Katalin said...

http://hu.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=F%C3%A1jl:Josephine_Baker_4.jpg&filetimestamp=20070202201357

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I WOULD SAY SO!!!!! The men are the ones who will run to the counters to buy this for their lady loves in hopes......teeeheeee that she will don a string of pearls!!!! Anita

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

I have absolutely no idea but I can tell you with ab solute certainty: this image made me want t run t Chanel and buy a bottle of Chanel #5. :-)))

Leif Hagen said...

Oh la la, les pu-pus francaises! The French are good at marketing and grabbing our attention, non?!
C'est qui, la modele?!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Oh, I have worn Chanel Nº5 off and on since I was 15 and I have some pearls.... The French are not as up-tight as we are. Hummmmm, now let me go get out my Chanel Nº5. Great marketing!

That is not the photo for the "double-dog-dare-you" but I like it. (wink)

Nina said...

Wonderful, so sensual and elegant.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

An all times classic.
Costas

Virginia said...

Katalin, thank you for the information and sharing the link. I believe you are correct!!!

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

This immediately reminds me of Josephine Baker! A great way to celebrate an iconic perfume AND and iconic music-hall artist! How funny, I have written stories about both. If you care to read them, Virginia, Josephine's is here http://frenchgirlinseattle.blogspot.com/2011/08/extraordinary-life-of-josephine-baker.html
The story about Chanel #5's 90th birthday is here
http://frenchgirlinseattle.blogspot.com/2011_04_01_archive.html
Bonne lecture! -- Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That advert would certainly make you look twice Virginia, I love that it's all b&W except for the Chanel bottle.Love French perfume L'Air du Temps being the fav since forever.

Starman said...

It's more than just a perfume ad, it's a classic illustration of the difference in attitudes between the French (actually, all Europeans) and prudish Americans.

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Dear Virginia, here I am, once again, to thank you thank you so very much for your kind and heartfelt comment under my Rejection post.I wish you great luck in fighting your battle and, please, always remember that so many of us go through rejections. I think it is designed to make us appreciate success much better. :-)))

Malyss said...

The silhouette makes me think of Josephine Baker. As Marylin Monroe said, :"to sleep, I only wear my N°5.."Ü

Owen said...

Oh my, feeling a little racy today Virginia ?

Have you been by any chance to any of the Paris nightshows, like the Folies Bergères ? I went once a long time ago, an unforgettable evening for a young, impressionable lad...

Did a little exploratory walk in Paris yesterday in preparation for you next visit... pictures are you know where... :-)

teri said...

This perfume always reminds me of my mom. Love it.

Paris Paul said...

Ooh, now I'm going to have to post a triple dog dare you photo for my Titillating Thursday shot! What a beautiful photo photo, V. But then, considering the subject, a beautiful photo isn't all that surprising.

MadAboutParis said...

You chickened out on the double dog dare...come on Virg, we're all adults here...
BTW-could be my friend KateBS who works for Chanel that approved this campaign...

Virginia said...

Starman, I must agree. Here in the USA that window would never have seen the light. The French/Europeans have an appreciation, that is still not accepted here.

Mar and Genie, I will get my nerve up one of these days. Just you wait!

Paul, you've thrown down the guantlet! I"m up for it!

Teri, I'm so happy this brought you fond memories. It is one of my favorites as well. I especially love the #5 body lotion.

Owen, I'm always feeling racy! :)

Anya,
Merci, your wonderful blog is a new delight for me.

Malyss, Oh now that's a new quote! I'll try it !HA

Karin (an alien parisienne) said...

Oh la la!! I came here because of the little dare between you and Paul, lol!

Every time I see frontal nudity of women on ads in the street, I kind of just shake my head, smile, and say to myself, "Yes, I am in FRANCE." Nothing screams "France" to me as much as bare breasts in ads on the streets and in the Métro! :D

Keep on with the excellent work, V. I love what you do here! :)

xx
Karin

Virginia said...

Karin, he's thrown dow the gauntlet and we'll see if I can deliver!

TheChieftess said...

It's been a few years since I've donned an outfit like this one!!! Well...ok...I admit it...never did have an outfit like this one, but might have tried one back in the day!!!

wv: eytheh...a treat for the eytheh!!!