This ad almost made me buy Christian Dior’s Eau Sauvage. What better way to portray the idea of a “sauvage” perfume?
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Corto Maltese is the image of the strong, solitary, misterious and yet melancholic man. I think Corto Maltese is one of the least explored great characters, I wonder how come Hollywood (and US entertainment machine) hasn’t grasped it yet. I’d surely preffer a Corto Maltese movie to any Superman, Hulk, Spider Man and so on (would’ve included Batman too, if he hasn’t been played by Bale lately :) ). Collin Farrel might make a good Corto if he’d be more “classy” (can’t think of a better “rugged” actor for this – Bale or Pitt are “too blonde” :)) ).
Anyway, if you want some great stories, mind-blowing watercolors (Hugo Pratt, Corto’s father, is a true master) and some of the same coolness of Cowboy Bebop, that oozes from every page, definitely get Corto Maltese. Too bad it’s so hard to find, only Amazon.fr has some of the novels and dvds, so if you know french well enough, you’re in for a treat :)
And about Dior’s Eau Sauvage, well, you have to test it to see how well it suits Corto :) Bold, rough, then whiskey-old, melancholic, classy. One minor complain, I don’t think Corto would be caught doing that gesture, it’s not manly enough :)), but then again, none of us really is, we’re just good at pretending sometimes.
Hehe, I did order Eau Sauvage eventually, so the ad did it’s job very well :)