A joint project for actress Audrey Tautou and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Train de Nuit is set on the Orient Express – time unspecified but obviously some time after 1921 (the year Chanel No. 5 was created.) The imagery is dark and luxurious, cramped and steamy but in a very refined way. It’s quite clear that the main guy is not after some hot chick for a minute, he’s looking for love and that Chanel No. 5 scent has sealed the deal.
Train de Nuit has brought the average woman (if you will consider the young, gorgeous, private sleeper car Tautou such) into the fantasy of wearing Chanel’s No. 5. This was a critical element missing for me in 2004’s Chanel No 5 film starring Nicole Kidman.
Chanel No. 5 is legendary, there is no other fragrance so well known throughout the world yet so mysterious. Be it on a celeb or the average miss there’s something special about wearing a scent that’s been through so much. Myths and legends about the perfume are plentiful, probably some true and others false but one thing is for sure, this short film should have a sequel…
Chanel No 5 site All Aboard! Enjoy all the extras, behind the scenes, interviews and more.
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