In the last few months we have seen some incredibly sensual perfume advertisements, some even banned from viewing on US television, but the question I ask myself are they really sensual? So I am going through three of these advertisements; one only began to be shown yesterday.
Secret Obsession by Calvin Klein
Secret Obession by Calvin Klein is the first to have come out and the one that has been banned so far. I will admit I really like this one. While it does have Eva Mendes writhing around nake, the spoken word of the advertisement is not about a fantasy for male lust, but is in fact a rather nice euphamistic speech for self love. Yes, you see nipple, but it is not titilating rather completely natural. While the male viewer will no doubt enjoy looking at Eva Mendes, the advertisement actually speaks about naked sensuality for oneself.
Shalimar by Guerlain
This is the new campaign for Guerlain's Shalimar. I will begin with the positive: I like the music chosen. Now onto the negative. Natalia Vodianova is without a doubt beautiful, but her type of beauty does not translate well with Shalimar. While Secret Obsession is just as nude as Shalimar in its advertising, I find Shalimar's use of nudity annoying. Let's face when I watched this, all I could think was this advertisement is all about the male viewer, which does not jibe well with me, it screams "Look at hot chick I bagged last night!" Let's face it Shalimar isn't just some hot chick, she is a woman who you end up worshipping because she is provocative, intelligent, mysterious, and who is completely in control of her sensuality, she is a Monica Belucci.
Miss Dior Cherie by Sofia Coppola
Now here is the advertisement I am adoring. It has a story, the sensuality is fully there, maybe it doesn't feature nudity, but there is some definite four-play going on. But what really catches me is the intimacy, these lovers adore each other's warmth, scent, touch. It has been a long time since I saw a commercial for a fragrance that made go "I want that!", I mean it is actually putting a whole new gorgeous spin on Miss Dior Cherie. By the way this was directed by Sofia Coppola.
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