The actor is the brand's first male spokesman for "most feminine fragrance of all time"

By Kate Hogan
Updated October 15, 2012 01:00 PM

Brad Pitt is engaged to one of the world’s most beautiful women — and now he’s a smoldering spokesman for one of the world’s most quintessential beauty brands.

Pitt, 48, made his debut Monday in new ads for Chanel No. 5. Dressed casually, hair long and mood thoughtfully seductive, the actor appears in a black-and-white video spot that is a philosophical ode to love and longing.

“It’s not a journey, every journey ends and we go on,” Pitt recites in the 30-second ad for Chanel’s signature fragrance. “Wherever I go, there you are,” he adds quietly, looking directly into the camera in a sensual slow burn.

The ad was shot in London in May and directed by Anna Karenina filmmaker Joe Wright, who had previously worked on Chanel’s 2011 spots for Coco Mademoiselle, featuring actress Keira Knightley.

In promoting Chanel fragrances, Pitt, a father of six, becomes the company’s first-ever male spokesman, and joins a glamorous cast of beauties including Marilyn Monroe, Catherine Deneuve and Nicole Kidman. Pitt’s commercial airs globally Monday; print ads combining the star’s portrait and the perfume’s signature bottle debuted on Chanel’s website Sunday evening. Tell us: What do you think of Pitt’s sexy spot? Do you like the idea of a man advertising a women’s fragrance?

–Andrea Billups, reporting by Peter Mikelbank