Monday, December 17, 2007

Nicole Kidman and the 'gifted' scent

Further to my little piece on Nicole Kidman and her victory over the Telegraph and its Celia Walden-edited Spy column in the Chanel No 5 libel case, I am intrigued by further information.

When the actress popped over to the UK recently to promote The Golden Compass - Kidman at her best, btw, as a complex villain - a press release was put out to hacks claiming that she was fragrant with Jo Malone's White Jasmine & Mint cologne. "Her co-stars can expect the red carpet to smell divine tomorrow night," it burbled. But this release was withdrawn very hastily with the explanation that it should not be treated as a celebrity brand endorsement. There is no suggestion that the actress asked for or used the scent: rather that Jo Malone sends unsolicited gifts to certain stars - Nicole Kidman included.

I don't know whether Jo Malone's celebrity gifting might have confused Celia, I have no idea at all. But may I take this opportunity to say how ravishing Miss Kidman looks in those Chanel No 5 bus shelter ads: a glamorous and warming sight as scruffy old tarts await the 267 to Richmond, or whatever. Personally, I would spray the homeless with the scent: Christmas always brings out the better part of me.

8 comments:

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...

what a wonderful idea! The homeless would be very grateful..
I too, was drawn to Nicole's exotic endorsements...
If I were granted one wish this holiday season, it would be to have a chauffeur at my beck and call (no, not Randy!) while bathing in Chanel 19 and waving from my backseat boudoir...

Madame Arcati said...

A marvellous fantasy and quite realisable.

Duralex said...

<< Personally, I would spray the homeless with the scent: Christmas always brings out the better part of me. >>

Oh yes, as everybody knows, a good spray of Chanel n° 5 is the most efficient protection against a rigorous winter.

But... a horrible supsicion crosses my mind, suddenly : do you actually mean to insinuate that the homeless are stinking ? Oooooh !

forgotten ones fund/stephmastini said...

..thank you Madame for that vote of confidence!...and as Henry Ford so eloquently stated:

"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."

Anonymous said...

Surrealistic. This blog is truly an alternative universe, a sort of fairy kingdom run by some crazy gay grandson of Oberon.

Anonymous said...

you are missing the point. being 'confused' by celeb endorsement is just pathetic. not a reason.

Madame Arcati said...

How dare you call me ... crazy.

Duralex said...

<< How dare you call me ... crazy. >>

Oh dear, yes, "gay" is fine, but "crazy" ? I'm shocked too.