To act as the glamorous face of their luxurious new perfume for women, Manifesto, fashion house Yves Saint Laurent has chosen Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain, star of films such as The Help, for which she received an Oscar nomination for her role, and new release Lawless.
Speaking about her new role, Chastain said: “Yves Saint Laurent is a brand that inspires me deeply. Since its creating, the brand has conveyed strong values that I cherish, such as an unwavering commitment, absolute love and feminine audacity. This new fragrance is an emblem of it all.”
In the striking new campaign shots, 35-year-old Jessica is seen posing with her flame-coloured hair in a slick up-do, and statement red lips, whilst her hands and arms are covered in a deep purple paint. According to a YSL executive, purple was chosen for the campaign as it is seen as “the colour of absolute seduction for Mr. Saint Laurent”.
As for the perfume itself, Manifesto is described as “spontaneous, free spirited and courageous”, opening with fresh top notes of blackcurrant, bergamot and green accords, which then flows seamlessly into a floral heart of jasmine and lily of the valley, all of which is smoothly rounded off with an oriental base of sandalwood, cedar, vanilla and Tonka bean, creating an aroma that is full of passion and emotion.
Having just been released onto the market this month, Yves Saint Laurent Manifesto is currently available to order from online perfume retailer Fragrance Direct. The eau de parfum spray comes in three different sizes; 30ml (£37.99), 50ml (£54.99) and 90ml (£79.99). There is also a range of accompanying toiletries available from the Manifesto collection, such as the luxurious Shower Gel (200ml, £23.99).
To view the full range of Manifesto perfumes and toiletries that are currently available to order from Fragrance Direct, then be sure to visit their website at http://www.fragrancedirect.co.uk/.