Huffpost Style

Brad Pitt's Chanel No. 5 Commercial Is Cracking Us Up (VIDEO)

Posted: Updated:

When we first heard that Chanel had tapped Brad Pitt to be the first male face of its signature No. 5 fragrance, we raised an eyebrow. Could the scruffy -- and recently ponytailed-- 48-year-old actor really compete with the likes of Nicole Kidman, Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Hutton to shill the classic women's scent?

After a new commercial launched this weekend, we're still not so sure.

Chanel is touting the Pitt campaign as "the perspective of a man on the most feminine fragrance of all time." The company previously released a few teaser videos of the actor posing odd questions to the viewer, including “Do you feel lucky?” and “Are you going somewhere?” Ugh, whatever, Brad.

In the commercial just released, Pitt, who reportedly nabbed $7 million for the gig, looks more like he wandered out of a dive bar in Brooklyn than the chiseled stud we saw years ago. "The world turns and we turn with it," he muses in black and white, "but wherever I go; there you are."

If you think it's all a little cheesy, well, you're in good company. "TRY NOT TO LAUGH WHEN YOU WATCH THIS!" howls one commenter on the YouTube version. "Bad hair, bad style, wtf?? do i see a goatee??? Horrible taste... and btw, why use an [American] to sell a French product?" writes another.

But LOL-worthy lines aside, Brad's good looks are still working their magic on at least one charmed lady. Writes one commenter:

"The things he says makes no sense whatsoever. But his eyes. OMG."

There's no Chanel Eau de Brad (yet), but check out these other stars with fragrance lines!

Celebrities With Perfume Lines
Share this
Current Slide

Want more? Be sure to check out HuffPost Style on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram at @HuffPostStyle.

Around the Web

Brad Pitt: Chanel No. 5 Ad Campaign! | Brad Pitt : Just Jared

Brad Pitt Helps Chanel Shake Up Iconic Perfume : NPR

Photo: Brad Pitt as the First Male Face of Chanel No. 5 | Vanity Fair

Chanel Paid Brad Pitt a Reported $7 Million for His 'Services' - The Cut

Brad Pitt News - Brad Pitt's Chanel No. 5 Ads to Debut in Mid ...

Brad Pitt For Chanel No. 5 | Styleite

Brad Pitt: The first male spokesmodel for Chanel N°5

First look: Brad Pitt for Chanel's No. 5; New campaign unveiled by the French ...

Brad Pitt Makes Surprise Appearance for Doc, The House I Live In, Decries ...

Brad Pitt plays hard to get in Chanel No. 5 campaign tease -- CLIP