If anyone had told me two of my faves Lupita Nyongo and Saoirse Ronan would be co-starring in a movie, I would loose my shit for real. The aftermath of that victory dance would leave no survivors, but sadly my bone shattering dance moves would have to wait for another day and for now, just give room to a few limber shaku-shakus as my dream movie collab girls are co-starring in a new Ad campaign for Calvin Klein.
The campaign which is for the new fragrance by cK called Women, features Nyongo and Ronan in both Print and video, depicting and talking about the women they have admired and look up to. Ronan cites Sissy Spacek and Nina Simone as her biggest women influencers and Nyongo gives that special honor to Eartha Kitt and Katharine Hepburn. The campaign hints at friendship among women, their strength and the joy of basking in their femininity. According to the brand it “fuses strength with fragility, freshness with sensuality.”
The fragrance itself, cK Women is a woody floral built around three principal ingredients: eucalyptus acorns, orange flower petals, and Alaskan Cedar Wood. Those key notes are blended with Plack Pepper, Lemon Sfuma, Magnolia Grandiflora, Jasmine Absolute, Olibanum Essential Oil, and Ambrox Super.
“With this fragrance, we wanted to put the concept of plurality center stage. The campaign is an exploration of femininity — a group of women bonded by a common thread; the desire to have the power to create their own identity, and to support and lead the way for those that come after them,” the Chief Creative officer for cK fragrance, Raf Simons said in a statement. “Calvin Klein Women is inspired by the transmission of strength and inspiration from one woman to the next; by plurality combined with individuality; freedom of expression; and the notion that the collective is as vital as the individual.”
The statement goes on to say that Nyong’o and Ronan were clear choices for the campaign because of they’re universally recognized for their talent, creativity, intelligence, and strength of character.
This is major for both actors, and I can’t wait for the product’s official release in August.