Just in: The first images of Lily-Rose Depp for Chanel No. 5 L'Eau

Just in: The first images of Lily-Rose Depp for Chanel No. 5 L'Eau


Text: Renée Batchelor

To usher in a new generation of Chanel No. 5, the luxury fashion and beauty house introduces a stunning new face

Lily-Rose Depp is one lucky lady. Thanks to her rock star genes and angelic good looks, the 17-year old actress and model — scion of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis — has landed a plum campaign for Chanel's No.5 L'Eau, as Buro first reported here. Now the first campaign images have been released and they do not disappoint. Depp's face peers behind the re-designed flaçon of the brand's signature fragrance, with a gaze that is at once penetrating, mysterious and knowing beyond her years. The campaign video is slated to be directed by Johan Renck — a Swedish music video director who was responsible for the late David Bowie's last music video Lazarus — and we can't wait to see Depp immortalised on film for the iconic fragrance. 

Lily-Rose Depp for Chanel

And if you're interested to find out more about what the fragrance smells like, read about how it's a fresh and modern twist on the exquisite No.5. Expect the aldehydes that made the original so unique, with citrusy touches of orange rind, lemon and mandarin, as well as intoxicating bouquet of rose, ylang-ylang and jasmine. Rounding off the scent are almost masculine base notes of cedar, vetiver and cottony musks —  offering an interesting interplay. The result is neither heavy nor contrived. Instead Chanel No.5 L'Eau boasts a refreshing transparency — as soft and effortless as the whisper of tulle or a slip of a dress. It's no wonder a millenial beauty was chosen to represent the modern, utterly wearable incarnation of a fragrance classic.

From $165-$237. Available from 1 September at Chanel counters and stores