Brad Pitt Smolders in Debut Chanel No. 5 Ad

10/15/2012 at 09:00 AM ET

Brad Pitt is engaged to one of the world’s most beautiful women — and now he’s a smoldering spokesman for one of the world’s most quintessential beauty brands.

Pitt, 48, made his debut Monday in new ads for Chanel No. 5. Dressed casually, hair long and mood thoughtfully seductive, the actor appears in a black-and-white video spot that is a philosophical ode to love and longing.

“It’s not a journey, every journey ends and we go on,” Pitt recites in the 30-second ad for Chanel’s signature fragrance. “Wherever I go, there you are,” he adds quietly, looking directly into the camera in a sensual slow burn.

The ad was shot in London in May and directed by Anna Karenina filmmaker Joe Wright, who had previously worked on Chanel’s 2011 spots for Coco Mademoiselle, featuring actress Keira Knightley.

In promoting Chanel fragrances, Pitt, a father of six, becomes the company’s first-ever male spokesman, and joins a glamorous cast of beauties including Marilyn Monroe, Catherine Deneuve and Nicole Kidman. Pitt’s commercial airs globally Monday; print ads combining the star’s portrait and the perfume’s signature bottle debuted on Chanel’s website Sunday evening. Tell us: What do you think of Pitt’s sexy spot? Do you like the idea of a man advertising a women’s fragrance?

–Andrea Billups, reporting by Peter Mikelbank


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Gaga on

I think they got him the wrong lines. And to me he does not look seductive here, although I normally do find him very attractive. Maybe print ad would look better.

thebrooksfam4 on

I wonder if that perfume stinks as much as that commercial did. That had to be the cheesiest ad I’ve ever seen – horrible acting!

patrice on

Brad Pitt is NOT attractive!

mdniteowl on

Corny,corny,corny!!!!!!!!!!!He is probably smoldering from his greasy nasty hair.He has looked so scruffy for years now.To think,I used to drool over that!!!!!!!!!!!!No haters please,I am entitled to my opinion!!!!

Pam on

Ick! I don’t think he smolders anymore at all1

Lauren on

Is he selling lame sauce?

Angel on

A confident, kind hearted man and he smells good!? Nothing more attractive than that.

Guest on

I’m a fan. Not so crazy about the commercial. I can’t blame Brad because it was the Chanel people who came up with this idea, not Brad. He just gets pay for doing the commercial. However, I love the print ad with him in the white shirt. The man is damn hot for his age.

Pam on

Wow that is horrible! Lol really bad acting and really dumb for a perfume commercial. He’s not looking too good these days, I think all those kids are wearing him down. He’s look tired and old.

amaka08 on

He’s attractive (thought he needs a hair cut and should trim that goatee thing) but that was weird.

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