Friday, April 10, 2009
Challenge, the new masculine fragance by Lacoste, picks Hayden Christensen for its face. The young actor has been most memorably cast as the young Darth Vader in the Star Wars prequels. (episode 2 and 3). The choice is refreshing and Hayden is a rather good actor, so no booing on by side. Stefano Galluzi has shot the print ads while Paul Gore has directed the commercial, in which Christensen is about to fly catching a bottle of Lacoste Challenge instead of the raquet. The slogan of the campaign is "Don't resist to the appeal of the game" which of course ties with the tennis tradition of René Lacoste.
The aromatic cologne is based on an hesperidic top (tangerine, citron, bergamot) over a heart comprising of notes of ginger, juniper, lavander and violet. The finishing polish is provided through Ebony wood. (this is an aromasynthetic for those of you wondering).
Challenge will launch in 50, 70 and 90 mL at 40, 50 and 60 euros respectively, and a line of ancilary products.