Nicholas Sparks has nothing on Baz Luhrmann and Chanel Nº 5: The One That I Want, a breathtaking mini-film that made its debut today. Starring the impossibly gorgeous Gisele Bündchen and striking "Game of Thrones" actor Michiel Huisman, the dreamy piece celebrates the iconic fragrance and the woman who wears it. It might make you hate your life want to be Gisele more than ever. And if you think you know the song "The One That I Want," you're in for a surprise.
chanel nº 5: the one that i want
Yes, this is indeed that "The One That I Want," the same tune sung by Olivia Newton John and John Travolta in Grease. But this is so not that. No.
In fact, you should just press play right away and fall into the film. Gisele looks ridiculously stunning as she surfs in a Chanel bikini and wetsuit and on a Chanel board, races frantically across the Montauk sand after her handsome man, embraces her enchanting child, goes off to work (shooting a Chanel Nº 5 campaign because, you know, that is her job), then speeds across town, looking her most glamourous, hoping she's not too late...
I have never wanted to be Gisele more. And although I don't surf, I want that Nº 5 board to prop artfully against a wall. I love the Nº 5 wetsuit, too. I could display it on the wall next to the board, right? (By the way, the surf scenes were shot in Fiji, and Gisele really does surf, and well.)
What do you think of the mini-feature? Of the images? Do you wear Chanel Nº 5? (I can't; my body chemistry won't play nice.) And can we talk about that Montauk house? Oh, and do you know any man with penmanship like the script in the note Michiel's character leaves for Gisele's?