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Our favourite Chanel fragrance ambassadors of the century

Text: Tumi Moletsane; Photography: CHANEL campaigns

August 11, 2016

When Chanel released the news that actress Lily-Rose Depp would be the face of their fragrance Chanel No.5 L’EAU, we couldn’t wait to fill our senses with the classic scent. And what better way to celebrate a new fragrance than with a chart of our favourite Chanel fragrance brand ambassadors?

Related: Lily-Rose Depp is the new face of Chanel fragrances!

Our favourite Chanel fragrance ambassadors of the century
Photography: Patrick Demarchelier

Nicole Kidman Chanel No.5 (2005)

The Australian star was simply stunning in the romantic Baz Luhrmann-directed video and she’s equally gorgeous on the red carpet and print campaigns.

Anna Mouglalis - Our favourite Chanel fragrance ambassadors of the century
Photography: Dominique Issermann

Anna Mouglalis Chanel Allure (2006)

As alluring as the fragrance itself, French actress Anna Mouglalis has also appeared in commercials for Chanel handbags and fine jewellery, and portrayed Coco Chanel in the César Award nominated film Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky.

Kiera Knightley - Our favourite Chanel fragrance ambassadors of the century
Photography: Mario Testino

Keira Knightley Coco Mademoiselle (2007)

The exquisite face of Coco Mademoiselle, Keira Knightly appears in print ads shot by the legendary Mario Testino and in a James Bond-inspired commercial directed by Joe Wright – he has also directed Keira in the films Pride & Prejudice, Atonement and Anna Karenina

Our favourite Chanel fragrance ambassadors of the century
Photography: Dominique Issermann / Didier Roy

Audrey Tautou Chanel No.5 (2009)

French actress Audrey Tautou, who charmed viewers as Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel in the film Coco Before Chanel, starred in the campaign for the fragrance set aboard the luxury train Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

Brad Pitt - Our favourite Chanel fragrance ambassadors of the century

Brad Pitt Chanel No.5 (2012)

The first male to endorse the iconic fragrance, the Hollywood actor stars in the ad shot by Joe Wright – who previously directed Keira’s Coco Mademoiselle. For Brad’s ad, Joe took artistic inspiration from French surrealist poet Paul Éluard for the campaign.

Our favourite Chanel fragrance ambassadors of the century
Photography: Patrick Demarchelier

Gisele Bundchen Chanel No.5 (2014)

Gisele and Michiel Huisman (who plays Dario Naharis in the TV show Game of Thrones) play lovers in the commercial shot by director Baz Luhrmann, set to musician Lo-Fang’s beautiful rendition of ‘The one that I want’ from the film Grease.

Cindy Bruna, Rianne van Rompaey, Romy Schonberger, Sigrid Agren - Our favourite Chanel fragrance ambassadors of the century
Photography: Jean-Paul Goude

Cindy Bruna, Rianne van Rompaey, Romy Schonberger, Sigrid Agren Chanel Chance (2015)

A print and TV commercial shot by Jean-Paul Goude (he filmed an ad in 1992 featuring singer and actress Vanessa Paradis for the Chanel fragrance Coco), the campaign stars models Cindy Bruna, Rianne van Rompaey, Romy Schonberger and Sigrid Agren as a group of friends having a chic bowling experience with the fragrance bottles used as pins and bowling balls.

Our favourite Chanel fragrance ambassadors of the centuryLily-Rose Depp Chanel No.5 L’EAU (2016)

She has style and talent in her genes and her mother, the iconic Vanessa Paradis, is a longtime friend of the brand, so who better than the beautiful actress and model Lily-Rose Depp to be the face of the sparkling, fresh and sexy Chanel No.5 L’EAU?

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