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Guerlain: The Legend of Shalimar

Yow. Parfumerie Guerlain splashed out the big bucks for this nearly six-minute spot shot on 35mm film on location in India. (NSFW: NUDITY) Directed by Bruno Aveillan, it takes epic creative license with the story of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and the creation of the Taj Mahal, which was built for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. No idea why an actress of Persian descent couldn't be summoned for the role, rather than Russian model Natalia Vodianova, but that's fashion for you.


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  • Anonymous

    Spectacular piece of cinematography!
    Very well done, very creative and a great story with an open and close – no dialogue needed to understand the message.

  • John Brune

    The most boring perfume ad ever. Lots of pretty pictures that make no sense. The guy is more feminine looking that the girl. What a waste of money.

  • Jiri

    Beautiful cinematography!

  • John Brune

    It’s beautiful but it’s visual masturbation. The guy is so effeminate it makes the concept difficult to understand. High gloss crap!