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To think that perfume ads are wanky?

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Valsoldknickers Sat 06-Dec-14 22:43:13

"We didn't need anything. "

"We needed everything"

"I'm not going to be the person you expect me to be"

As Catherine Tate's nan would say, "What a load of old shit!"

AIBU to feel all the meaningless plop spouted out by models / actors in perfume ads is beyond irritating?

FrancesFarmer Sat 06-Dec-14 22:47:10

I wish perfume ads would actually give some idea of what a perfume smells like: top, middle and base notes, sillage and so on.

I don't care how aspirational the ad is - if I don't like the actual smell, I'm not buying the product!

Corneliusmurphy Sat 06-Dec-14 22:47:17

Yanbu
Hate the chloe one most at the mo' can't decide who's more annoying her twatting about the place or stalkerish voice man.
Always worse his time of year as its perfume every other ad.

Hatespiders Sat 06-Dec-14 22:50:31

YANBU but they are hilariously funny aren't they? I particularly like that woman that floats up wearing an ever-elongating gown through a skylight to be 'released' into a surreal Parisian landscape. And the one where she rips her necklace off and the jewels roll all over the floor. Not forgetting those women at an evening gathering, all on diamond strings like puppets. Does this crap really make people want to buy the stuff??

misskangaandroo2014 Sat 06-Dec-14 22:50:43

Yanbu. I'd also appreciate some information about the perfume. I know there are certain scents I enjoy (and are good on me), I certainly am not going to think 'ooo (actress) wears it, i must get that'.

CinammonGirl Sat 06-Dec-14 22:51:08

Yanbu, they are all shit. Especially the one for coco chanel madamoiselle with bloody Keira bloody knightly in it.

WorraLiberty Sat 06-Dec-14 22:51:20

As Catherine Tate's nan would say,"What a load of old shit!"

Wellll! Worra fuckin liberty! grin

YANBU

Perfume, yoghurt, hair products, make up....all the ads are a pile of old shit.

Bluestocking Sat 06-Dec-14 22:55:56

They are the pinnacle of shitey awfulness. What about that Moulin Rouge one with her that was married to Tom Cruise, you know, the tall Aussie? What a load of old shite!

Cupcakes123 Sat 06-Dec-14 22:58:05

YANBU
they are extremely wanky. The worst adverts on tv closely followed by yoghurt adverts which make me irrationally angry

WorraLiberty Sat 06-Dec-14 23:01:19

Oh and chocolate adverts

For once I just want to see an averagely overweight couple munching on a bar of chocolate, while drinking a cuppa and watching Corrie.

It makes more sense than the usual woman in an evening gown, with perfect hair and make-up, secretly binging alone on a bar that she's hidden away.

UngratefulMoo Sat 06-Dec-14 23:05:11

YANBU - I hate perfume ads. They are the worst thing about Christmas. Unmitigated shite, the lot of them. Make me want to throw my TV out the window!

Although, WorraLiberty, you are quite right about chocolate ads too!

Orangeisthenewbanana Sat 06-Dec-14 23:06:44

YANBU! Possibly my least favourite part of the build-up to Christmas is all the wanky perfume ads appearing in November.

Though the one with Gerard Butler makes me go a bit wibbly blush

EBearhug Sat 06-Dec-14 23:06:56

It also seems to be compulsory for women in them to end up taking off all their clothes, if they were wearing any in the first place.

CinammonGirl Sat 06-Dec-14 23:08:09

The most irritating advert for me at the moment is the one for Chambord with the flamingo standing on one leg. And then the woman says "bof". So annoying!

WhenSheWasBadSheWasHorrid Sat 06-Dec-14 23:10:05

They are awful, totally agree with the posts who have pointed out it's the smell that's important.

Has anyone ever bought a perfume based on the advert?

Gawjushun Sat 06-Dec-14 23:12:17

The newest Chanel no.5 ad is complete shit. I thought advertisers had gotten over that trend for dopey, slowed down cover versions. I'd rather they even brought back Nicole Kidman's 'I'm a daaaaancer' schtick.

The guy on the Chanel Bleu ad gives me the creeps too.

NoArmaniNoPunani Sat 06-Dec-14 23:15:36

Bring back the old spice windsurfer, those were the days

Valsoldknickers Sat 06-Dec-14 23:18:22

Or the "evocative aroma of just musk" fgrin

Chippednailvarnish Sat 06-Dec-14 23:20:28

Who the hell are they aiming them at? I've never seen a crap perfume ad and then thought I must buy that.

Apatite1 Sat 06-Dec-14 23:21:40

Wear Chanel no 5. You'll surf like a pro, be a wonderful mother, own expensive beachfront property, make trainers look like haute couture, park your vintage car in New York with ease and finally end up at the opera with the man of your dreams. Yes, really.

Apatite1 Sat 06-Dec-14 23:24:10

If you wear Invictus, you'll grow a six pack, crowds will queue to watch you sited naked and five virtually naked women will turn up in the changing room so you can satisfy them fully.

Line up, folks.

Sparklingbrook Sat 06-Dec-14 23:26:45

What's that crapola one with 'You're the One that I Want' off Grease sang reeeeeeallly slooooowly? angry

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 06-Dec-14 23:26:54

All I think during the new Chanel no.5 advert is "bloody hell Giselle has big feet" after the trainer shot. Not sure why this surprises me given she's on the tall side.

Valsoldknickers Sat 06-Dec-14 23:27:53

Oh yeah, your w'an (Irish colloquialism) Gisselle Buchanan or whatever her name is?

S.h. 1. T.to put it politely!

ALittleFaith Sat 06-Dec-14 23:29:02

The best to be I like your dress! It likes you back wink

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