Wes Anderson, in an interval between his takes for his upcoming "The Grand Budapest Hotel", has teamed up with director Roman Coppola to make a mini-movie for Prada's newest feminine fragrance, a flanker to their successful Candy perfume, called Candy L'Eau.
Lighter than its predecessor (and recognizable thanks to its more pastel-hued packaging), Candy L'Eau blends white musk, caramel, benzoin, sweet pea and citrus notes. Available in 30ml, 50ml and 80ml bottles, the fragrance is available exclusively at Selfridges UK from March 28, set for an international launch in the end of April (some markets will get the new fragrance in late May-early June).
The little film features Léa Seydoux again as Candy, a fun-loving French ingénue who has not one but two suitors surprising her with balloons, birthday cake, and Jacques Dutronc's "L'Idole" on the background. [There will be a third part, coming up soon]. The Nouvelle Vague influence and specifically Jean-Luc Godard is unmistakeable (and Dutronc is a wink) And don't you just love how Léa stuffs herself! (A touch of realism and also a hint of the "gourmand scent" character of the Prada Candy fragrance.)
EDIT TO ADD: the third and final part is here.
Question: Prada (and Miuccia herself) are Italian, Roman Coppola is Italian-American and Wes Anderson is American. Why is the film in French? (I doubt that "Mission Impossible" starring Léa Seydoux has had trouble with English). Probably because it's an homage to Nouvelle Vague but still...that kind of Parisian utopia is largely a film creation, perpetuated by clever marketing.