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I always loved Irish actor Colin Farrell, with the bad boy looks and international box-office appeal, and now he fronts the advertising campaign for ‘Dolce & Gabbana Intenso’, the new fragrance for men from the Italian luxury label.
American photographer Mark Seliger who is known for his elegant, intimate yet stunning portraits of film and music stars, was tasked to lens the visuals of Farrell in his first collaboration with Dolce & Gabbana.
“Colin epitomises all aspects of the ‘intense’ man. His physicality is commanding and his eyes have depth and are full of live”.
“As an actor and man, he perfectly represents strength, tenderness and allure, the qualities that we envisioned for the male of our new fragrance” adds Domenico Dolce on the actor’s appointment.
Dressed in a classic but frayed grand-dad long-sleeved t-shirt with slim-fit black pants rolled at the ankles, Farrell is at ease playing the archetypal Sicilian man, rugged at heart. His is the role of the Intenso man with pure instinct, a determined man with a heart that is rooted in tradition, yet revels in the modern world.
Farrell communicates all that and more against a warm palette of natural shades of black and brown.
Indeed, twenty years have passed since the original Dolce & Gabanna Pour Homme and Intenso is the personification of the re-invented Dolce & Gabbana man: Vibrant and Elegant.
The classic flacon, elegant and understated with its curved silhouette and cylindrical cap, is refreshed in a dark tobacco brown lacquered glass, embossed with the Dolce & Gabbana logo in an elegant copper shade.
“Sincerity is the key of the Dolce & Gabbana man’s elegance”
“He’s strong, yet he is also able to reveal his frailties. He is handsome, modern and full of life, just like Intenso, the fragrance that we dedicate to him.” reveal Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.
Intenso is a woody aromatic fragrance that opens with luminous Aquatic notes and green accents of Basil and Lavender.
Used for the very first time in perfumery, the Moepel accord is the key signature of Intenso. The Moepel or Milkwood is a tree which grows in South Africa whose odour is totally unique, extremely sensual and incredibly rich. The name derives from the latex the tree contains.
The accord has been obtained using the Headspace technology, which captures and recreates the combination of both the flowers and the leaves of this incredibly majestic tree. It is a new sensual, almost animalic note with floral, balsamic and rich honey accents which drive a uniquely modern interpretation of the classic Tobacco.
by Jean Amr