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Be extra manly with bacon-scented cologne

Are you American? Are you a white male between 18 and 30 who loves taking jokes way past the point where they're funny or interesting? Do you want to smell…

April 7, 2011, 11:52 AM EDT

Liz Taylor set the bar for celebrity perfumes

Elizabeth Taylor, who died Wednesday at 79, might have been a movie legend, but she was a marketing pioneer. While actresses had endorsed fragrances as far back as the 1950s,…

March 23, 2011, 11:57 AM EDT

Winning, a new cologne from Charlie Sheen

Jimmy Fallon does a decent Charlie Sheen impression, and puts that timely skill to good use in this spoof cologne commercial for Sheen's scent "Winning." Presumably it smells like violent…

March 3, 2011, 9:24 AM EST

Sofia Coppola, Natalie Portman film Dior ad

Christian Dior's approach to advertising is like Mr. Burns's approach to baseball: Pack the game with celebrity ringers, and you can't really lose. Whereas Burns got Darryl Strawberry, Dior this…

February 24, 2011, 9:12 AM EST

Droga5 crafts visual palindrome for Rihanna

Here's an interesting experiment from Droga5 for Rihanna's Reb'l Fleur fragrance. The clip has been designed to be played forwards and backwards—with the video and audio tracks working fairly seamlessly…

February 14, 2011, 1:18 PM EST

Perfume spot banned for glorifying drug use

Following 13 complaints, the ad below for Yves Saint-Laurent's Belle d'Opium perfume has been banned by Britain's Ad Standards Authority because the dancer briefly appears to point at her arm—a…

February 3, 2011, 10:51 AM EST

Guy Ritchie, Jude Law make inane Dior film

Guy Ritchie directed Jude Law (and Slovak model Michaela Kocianová) in this new short film for Dior Homme, which gets high marks for perfecting some of the high-end fragrance…

September 8, 2010, 12:10 PM EDT

Dolce gets airbrush mad with McConaughey

After all the pointless airbrushing of already-attractive women in magazine ads, it's about time the men got a taste of it. And once again, the model doesn't need it.…

September 8, 2010, 9:26 AM EDT

Frank Miller crafts Frank Miller-y Gucci film

Frank Miller's first directing gig since The Spirit is an upcoming short film for Gucci's "Guilty" fragrance, for which the trailer is below. The mini-movie, which gives Miller another…

August 20, 2010, 9:26 AM EDT

Brazil's scented banners smell a little funny

Everyone loves a cool ad execution, but some are clearly advertising for advertising people. This is particularly true during award-show season. The video below, getting some passalong among the…

May 28, 2010, 11:18 AM EDT