FIRST LOOK: Audrey Tautou's Cinematic Debut as the New Face of Chanel No. 5

05/04/2009 at 07:00 PM ET

Courtesy Chanel

For five years Nicole Kidman has been the face of Chanel No. 5, but today French film star Audrey Tautou makes her debut as the newest face of the fragrance in an anticipated short film. Train de Nuit, created by Tautou’s Amelie director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, documents a brief encounter between a man and a woman traveling an Orient Express night train from Paris to Istanbul. In honor of the changing of the beauty guard, the city of New York has declared May 5th Chanel No. 5 Day and has even renamed a portion of Fifth Avenue AVENUE No. 5 in partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue — but only through May 10th. Click here to be among the first to see Chanel’s newest cinematic achievement and view behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the short. Then tell us: What do you think of Audrey Tautou’s performance in the new Chanel No. 5 campaign?

FILED UNDER: Beauty , Fragrance , Nicole Kidman
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DLD on

This is stunning. One of the nicest ads I’ve seen in a long time. Well done Chanel No 5.

Paula on

Very appropriate. Love it!

Maureen on

The only weird thing is that design on the wall behind her. It’s situated in such a way that it looks like a bizarre crown.

Megan on

i dont see the crown thing i think its a beautiful picture

alabala on

I couldn’t think of a better person to be the face of Chanel No. 5.

Christy on

Totally awesome. Makes me need to go smell N0. 5 again….. oh and watch Amelie.


i adore audrey and jean-pierre. together they make a wonderful team and along with Chanel, this is absolutely breath taking! the emotions i got were phenomenal and bravo and brava to all three for making a wonderful short film. I miss this type of cinematography which is rare today! ps: the actor/model was delightful as well!


cyndiia on

sorry everybody but i think this pic is a bit corny and it makes no sense.i love chanel perfume but this pic does not make me want to smell it and buy it.

Katny Conner on

I saw first ad today, and thought it totally appropriate for Audrey Tautou to represent Chanel, as I just saw Coco Before Chanel last night, and thought Audrey wonderful in it.

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