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Chanel No. 5

Brad Pitt - first male face of Chanel No. 5 - splits fans and fashionistas

Brad Pitt in a still from the new Chanel No. 5 perfume campaign.

Brad Pitt made his debut as the first male face of Chanel's iconic No. 5 fragrance in an ad campaign that had fans and fashionistas split on his latest role.

Wednesday, 17 October, 2012, 4:55am

Scents & sensitivity

'I WAS RAISED in Gournay-sur-Marne, a small town in the eastern suburbs of Paris. My father worked for a big consulting firm and my mother ran the household. My siblings and I were given the best my parents could afford - on one hand we had our education, and on the other, we were surrounded by art, music, ballet and sport.

2 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Making up is hard to do

It might only take a minute to apply foundation but it can take Peter Philips up to three years to create a new one.

18 May 2010 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

I'd like to get my eyebrows shaped but with threading rather than wax or tweezers. Hong Kong must have this new trend.

Hanging By, Central

26 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

FYI: Who is responsible for the smells we wear?

Once upon a time, 'making it' in celebrity-land meant getting your name up in lights. Nowadays, for many stars, it translates into getting your name on a perfume bottle.

From Britney Spears, J. Lo and Beyonce to Jessica Simpson and Paris Hilton, it seems anyone who's anyone (or anyone who wants to be someone) has their own signature scent.

5 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

beauty buzz

Heavy fragrances are not for everyone. Some women prefer a scent that doesn't overpower the senses. This is where subtle perfumed body lotions - the cream versions of their spray- or dab-on sisters - can be just the ticket. They also have staying power, and some have a touch of sparkle to help you dazzle on a special night out.

25 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Scent sense

Clueless as to what scents are best? Here's a round-up of previous and expected best-sellers for Valentine's Day

2 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Andrea McArdle

CD: 'I love so many things. Probably Stevie Wonder's Musiquarium.'

Perfume: 'The old stand-by is Chanel No 5 but I like a lot of men's fragrances too.'

Cosmetics: 'I really like Shu Uemura, Chanel and MAC. It's a mixed bag.'

Skin care: 'I love La Mer skin cream.'

4 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Damage limitation

New Year's Eve is fast approaching, so now's the time for emergency post-Christmas repairs. And there's no better way to do that than to take advantage of the sales' bargains.

Mud sticks

29 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Balia Chan

Eyeliner: Shiseido soft black no. 2.

Mascara: YSL and Maybelline. 'At the same time, on top of my eyelash extensions. They make my lashes look really long.'

Face powder: Chanel no. 50.

Scent: Arpege by Lanvin. 'It's great to wear for dinner parties and it makes me feel very sexy.'

1 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Bonnie Gokson

A COUPLE of months ago, when Chanel announced Bonnie Gokson was about to become its Regional External Relations Director for Asia Pacific, there was much raising of plucked eyebrows and significant tapping of expensive noses around town.

16 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Carole Bouquet

THE curse of missed opportunities. Keeping Post ed was rather hoping to spend yesterday afternoon by the swimming pool of the Regent taking tea with French actress and model Carole Bouquet.

23 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Beautiful perfumes always the right choice

COCO Chanel never became a mother, but she developed a perfume which is a favourite of women all around the world.

As a lover of perfumes, she was fond of repeating Paul Valery's famous line, ''a woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future''.

2 May 1993 - 12:00am

Bouquets for the James Bond girl

When Marilyn Monroe was asked the now-famous question: ''What do you wear to bed?'', her now even more famous answer was: ''A few drops of Chanel No. 5.'' This planted a seed in the imagination of Jacques Helleu, Chanel's artistic director.

2 May 1993 - 12:00am