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I like it but this Romulo guy is completely off with her. He's far too much of a manly man, that tall dark and handsome aspect. They should've picked someone more delicate like her.
why? i think tall, dark and handsome men attract much more women than delicate boys. and this is supposed to entice women into putting themselves into the female model's position. i doubt most women (marketingwise) want to throw themselves into the arms of a prepubescent boy...

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I totally agree and I think that's WHY it works.

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What is absynthe?

I read that it's an alcoholic beverage. Does it have any connotations?

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It is an alcohol beverage.......and it's bloody strong too.
It is also green, like in the ad.

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why? i think tall, dark and handsome men attract much more women than delicate boys. and this is supposed to entice women into putting themselves into the female model's position. i doubt most women (marketingwise) want to throw themselves into the arms of a prepubescent boy...
I'm not saying it should be a little kiddy looking boy but someone that aesthetically would have more chemistry with her. This guy looked just way too manly for her, that's the only way I can say it. Someone like Gisele would have more chemistry with him not a little elfin baby doll girl like Vlada that barely passes for 16.

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What is absynthe?

I read that it's an alcoholic beverage. Does it have any connotations?
Ya absinthe is quite the famous alcohol beverage.
But i too was wondering about that.

For eg. Opium for YSL, does this have any meanings too it?

or do designers like to pick such names out for the sake of controversy?

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Opium has Eastern connotations - China's Opium Wars with the West.

It's suppose to come off as exotic, sensual, Eastern, smoke-filled dens, decadent, etc.

I'm wondering what Absynthe brings to mind.

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should go along the line of
mystery, fantasy, dreamy
(the supposively green vision)

there are many paintings and pop influence surrounding it.
For eg. the absinthe drinker by Viktor Oliva.

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Does Absynthe imply poison&death?

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The print ad looks...inexpensive...

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i dont know if anyone has seen
the Crystal Light commercial..but its like this with
the clothing becoming liquid..thats all i coukd think of

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Does Absynthe imply poison&death?
not that i'm aware of

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Calling it absynthe was probably meant to connote a sense of intoxication (in a good way), decadence, mystery and a little bit of danger...

Plus the drink itself has strong ties to turn-of-the-century Paris, it was huge with the bohemian artistic circles at the time. So there's an element of romance to it as well.

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I prefer to think of it as inspired by Absinthe Robette by Privat Livemont gawker.com
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