Guerlain

Original Release: 2017-
Directed by: Terrence Malick

Guerlain is a French perfume, cosmetics and skincare house, which is among the oldest in the world. Guerlain has a large customer following, and has traditionally been held in high esteem in the perfume industry. Many traditional Guerlain fragrances are characterized by a common olfactory accord known as the "Guerlinade." Since 1994, Guerlain has been held by a parent company, LVMH.

Guerlain has a lot of products, for example perfumes, make up, skin care, home accessories and more.

Angelina joined Guerlain in the spring of 2017 and has since participated in three campaigns and their collaboration is till ongoing. The product Angelina is the face of is the perfume "Mon Guerlain" and the campaign is called "Notes of a Woman". Print ads and several versions of a commercial has been produced for each campaign and the commercial was directed by Terrence Malick and the photoshoots has been taken by several photographers, such as, Alexei Hay, Tom Munro, Willy Camden, Rob Munday and Mathieu César among others.

Press release for the Autumn 2018 Campaign
The third edition of the “Mon Guerlain” line arrives in September 2018 and was named “Mon Guerlain Eau de Toilette”, which this time will come radiant, fresh and cheerful, as a hymn to life, dedicating a dedication to contemporary femininity that has multiple layers. This new version of the fragrance was developed by Thierry Wasser and Delphine Jelk and combines the notes of lavender with tangerine.

Lavender expresses purity, honesty and strength while mandarin reflects the ability to accept the surprises of life with joy and pleasure. In the top notes of the new perfume are tangerine and lavender. On the heart notes is the Jasmine Sambac and on the base note is the vanilla.

Products
Le Nouveau Parfume (Spring 2017)
Eau de Parfum Florale (Spring 2018)
Mon Guerlain Eau de Toilette (September 2018)

Ingredients
Carla Lavender, Sambac Jasmine, Mandarin

CITRUS ORIENTAL. CHEERFUL. FRESH. JOYFUL.
Carla Lavender, an exceptional variety grown in Provence, contrasts with the sensual and enveloping Vanilla Tahitensis by infusing it with freshness.
Sambac Jasmine, gathered at sunrise, gives the Mon Guerlain fragrance all its finesse.
Citrus notes complement the Eau de Toilette Mon Guerlain with warmth and radiance.

Mon Guerlain, product description

Mon Guerlain is a tribute to today’s femininity: a strong, free and sensual femininity, inspired by Angelina Jolie.

The Eau de Toilette Mon Guerlain is a tribute to a free woman, with all that this encompasses in terms of strength, daring and courage. Braking free from convention, she is surprising and unpredictable.

This citrus oriental fragrance is a radiant fragrance as fresh as the Sambac Jasmine and the Carla Lavender that compose its floral notes beautifully enhanced by a blend of shiny citrus notes.

Your Mon Guerlain fragrance in its “Quadrilobé” bottle: created in 1908, the bottle established itself as one of Guerlain’s iconic bottles. Simple and graphic, it echoes an alchemist’s bottle and owes its name to its stopper, which is crafted from one piece to obtain the four-lobed shape.
A century later, beautifully enhanced by a luxurious glass weight and a white gold colored adornment, this bottle offers a contrast between strong taut lines and sensual curves, expressing contemporary femininity.


Photo Gallery
Trivia
  • Angelina Jolie donated her salary from this endorsement to charity and focused mainly on the "The Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation".

    "The Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation's work is inspired by our children and their connections to particular countries. We visit the projects together, and it is growing with them. We started 13 years ago in Cambodia, and have since moved to Ethiopia and Namibia, too. It is dedicated to education, health, and the environment. We are gradually expanding, but our focus is still very much on enabling local people to develop their own communities and future, as well as rights for women and children."

  • The commercials was shot at Angelina Jolie's and Brad Pitt's French Château Miraval in Provence, France were their company produces Miraval wines, olive oil and other products.
  • The music set to the commercial is made by Andy Quin’s song “Awakening".

Quotes from Cast & Crew

"It was a brand my mother loved, so I knew it from my childhood. It spoke to her, as it does to me, of beauty, history, and quality; one of the oldest perfume houses in the world, from France, a country I love and feel connected to."
- Angelina Jolie

"The powder always made my mom feel special – to think she was in a small way a part of it returning would make her blush. She would, in fact, feel like the lady she really was and often didn’t feel as a single mother who had very little time for herself."
- Angelina Jolie, on Guerlain bringing back the pressed powder her mother once used, as part of its Christmas collection

"I love the lavender and jasmine mixed with the sandalwood. I don't like perfumes that are too strong or sweet. This is a fragrance that is earthy and sensual, and can be worn at any time."
- Angelina Jolie

"The tattoos being shown was not a plan, but I was pleased they didn't try to hide them, or turn me into someone I am not."
- Angelina Jolie

"As I talked to Guerlain about their ethos and the artistry they devote to the making of the perfume and the way they work in communities, sourcing their ingredients, the pieces came together and I felt we were a match. I was impressed by their strong sense of responsibility towards the communities they work with and towards the environment."
- Angelina Jolie

"We met in France and spoke about wanting to create something that would be elegant - like Guerlain - and something that I could truly stand by. I needed to be sure it was a scent that I loved, or I would not encourage other women to buy it."
- Angelina Jolie, on meeting perfumer Thierry Wasser

"I do remember that the day I met Laurent in Cambodia I don't think I had ever been more dirty or smelt more unappealing. We met while I was directing First They Killed My Father, after a day on set in the field, and I reeked of dirt and bug spray. We had a really good laugh trying to decipher the different scents and subtleties of the different notes withing the perfume, all the while competing with my jungle-strength bug spray."
- Angelina Jolie, on meeting president of Guerlain, Laurent Boillot


Campaigns
Autumn 2018
Notes of a Woman
Print Ads
Autumn 2018
Notes of a Woman
Commercial – Short Version
Spring 2018
Notes of a Woman
Print Ads
Spring 2018
Notes of a Woman
Commercial – Short Version
Spring 2017
Notes of a Woman
Print Ads
Spring 2017
Notes of a Woman
Commercial – Long Version
Spring 2017
Notes of a Woman
Commercial – Short Version 01
Spring 2017
Notes of a Woman
Commercial – Short Version 02
Spring 2017
Notes of a Woman
Commercial – Short Version 03