This is an odd choice because the fragrances tend to choose male spokespeople that they feel appeal to their target customer base, straight men. That's why they choose men like Tom Brady (Stetson), Matthew McConaughey (D&G), James Franco and Chris Evans (both for Gucci).
Straight men hate Robert Pattinson.
What's even worse, gay men hate Robert Pattinson.
Dior is fucked.
So, men in general hate Robert Pattinson?
And most Twihards don't have boyfriends to buy it for.
Yes, Dior is fucked.
Our scent is inspired by warm masculine notes of whiskey and dried tobacco, with distinctly English undertones of beer battered Cod fish, malt vinegar, and vomitus.
I'd rather Robbie all musked up and ready for a tumble le likes the man scent!!!
I didn't think Dior hired closeted homosexual spokespersons.
The biggest buyers of men's fragrances are straight women, buying them as gifts. This might have been the rationale.
They should have had him endorse a women's fragrance.
More like straight women buying them as a form of punishment.
It still seems most men's fragrance are fronted by men who have SOME appeal to straight or gay men. This guy has zero appeal to either demo.
It will be curious to see how they use him in the campaign.
The fragrances tend to choose spokesmen that are very, very masculine. Take a look at McConnaughey's Dolce & Stetson ads...
He's very unlikable in terms of his PR persona. Maybe they are hoping female fans will buy the perfume (kinda like how Madonna/Gaga anticipated male fans would purchase their perfumes even though they were designed for women in mind)
he is going to be more famous than any actor, and breaking news for you guys, he is going to propose to kristen this Christmas.
I can never figure out how posters like R20 find their way to DL.
R21 Google alerts. The scourge of DL.
Are Straights welcome here R21? its good news if R20 is right, i am also their fan
They should have gone with either Taylor Lautner or Kellan Lutz if they wanted the teen girls (you better wear the Dior perfume if you want to have some action tonite!) and the gay guys (you better smell like Taylor / Kellan or you are not getting any action tonite!).
Straight or metrosexual guys don't go for the kind of actors like Robert Pattinson.
Robert Pattinson will propose to Rosanne Barr if that is what his agency tells him to do. Welcome to the reality of being a Gay actor in America today.
I can only imagine the kind of obese cat ladies who would have Robert Pattinson on their Google alerts.
Who the hell thought J. Franco would be good to sell fragrances?
Gucci according to R3.
James Franco does NOT smell good.
Neither does Pattinson (his BO almost leaps off the computer screen) or Brad Pitt or McBongo.
There seems to be a disconnect between who the public thinks of as sexy, and well CLEAN enough to hawk a scent and the luxury brands.
Pattinson in particular is not only not masculine but comes off as fairly sexless.
Somewhere between no self-respect and a lack of self awareness lies Cuckold...the new fragrance from Dior!
Never understood the choice of McBongo for D&G. He is famous for smelling bad.
Stop it bitter queens. Rob cleans up very nice...even with the scruff. Look at some of his GQ and Detail pics. Sure, he's a closeted hot mess right now, but he can be pretty when he or his PR team needs or wants him to be.
He looks very moody. Moody is good for fragrance ads.
His is a face that is made for the two-dimensional format of print.
This site is something else. I've never encountered a more bitter bunch of queens. Are you all just pressed that Rob does not in fact conform to your queer delusions about him being gay? As for his supposed non-appeal to straight and gay men, have you done some sort of focus group to verify this? I'm sure Dior, a respected fashion house, know what they are doing. They've already received a massive positive response just to the few leaked screenshots and the press photo. Imagine what will happen once the ad airs in September. It's going to be mayhem. And granted, it WILL be mostly women who respond to this. Newsflash: most men's fragrance campaigns are targeted at women as they are the biggest consumers of men's fragrance, buying it for their boyfriends, husbands, and their straight or gay male friends. With just a whiff of the campaign being leaked, women have already responded with a resounding Yes. Clearly NOT a mistake by Dior then.
And since you all seem to disparage all Rob fans as being obese twihard cat ladies, I'm sure the replies to my comment will follow along those lines. So my response in advance to those comments is: Stay pressed.
Well, he does still seem to have a career, despite the fact that some people predicted he wouldn't.
So I have to agree with you to some extent.
[quote]And since you all seem to disparage all Rob fans as being obese twihard cat ladies, I'm sure the replies to my comment will follow along those lines.
At least you're being honest that you are an obese Twihard cat lady. Knowing is half the battle.
Pattinson still has a career? Must have fooled me!
[R47] LOL You didn't even try.
Because nobody cares.
In fact, nobody has cared about Rpatz since 2009.
"With just a whiff of the campaign being leaked, women have already responded with a resounding Yes. Clearly NOT a mistake by Dior then."
just leads me to believe it's a parody post anyway.
"Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the time, it was... We finally really did it ... You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"
We are switching to the new platform for The DataLounge this weekend. All of our mobile users have been using it for over a week and all first time users have been using it for about a month - which adds up to well over one million users. So we're ready to end this phase of the testing and move everybody to the new site. (more)
And yes, we've changed the look and some of how it operates.
Yes, we know you just *hate* it in well in advance.
Yes, we know we suck.
Yes, we are the biggest suckers that ever sucked.
But it was time for a change and with the huge shift to mobile it was long overdue. We've taken this opportunity not only to update the look but also make major changes under the hood (or "bonnet" if you're either British or pretentious or both). And we have to prepare for 2016 - a presidential election year where we can normally expect to see a 60% jump in traffic (yes, we've seen 5 presidential elections so far…Christ we're old).
The site has a bunch - nay, plethora - of new features which will make the site more usable: better search, the ability to ignore posters and threads, see link previews, to pick up a thread where you left off, spam and malware filtering and more.
If you want you can go explore and see for yourself, Click here.
And while running the tests we've noticed two interesting reactions to the new system - people are spending more time on the site and more people that come stay around longer and look at more stuff. Both good things. Yay!
Possibly we've not slain all the dragons and there will be issues that come up during the switchover. There's a help button in the lower right hand corner of the page which you can use to send us bug reports.
Please include as much information about the hardware (PC, Mac, Tablet, Phone etc), operating system (Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS etc) and browser (Chrome, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer etc) that you are using as possible to help us replicate and fix the problem.
Please note that complaints about colors, fonts, icons and the like are not "bugs" - they are design choices that we've made and we expect one or two cases of world-class bitching. But they won't actually cause headaches, scurvy, heart attacks, Restless Leg Syndrome, Morgellon's Disease or the vapors (but have your smelling salts at hand just in case).
Talking to DataLounge servers. Please wait a moment...