Case study: YSL Fragrance Ad

The brief

YSL tasked Story Machine with creating a video to promote their Libre fragrance. The concept needed to align with the global campaign’s bold gold theme and the tagline “Gift Gold, Gift Bold.” The commercial featured luxury influencer Elle Ferguson as the fragrance ambassador. Key directives included adhering to premium global art direction and campaign messaging.

How we approached the vide

To meet YSL’s high standards and deliver a visually stunning campaign, we developed a concept that interwove the themes of boldness and luxury, centering on the grandeur of Sydney’s iconic State Theatre.

  • Efficient Production: We captured all required footage and campaign stills in a single shoot day, ensuring cost-effectiveness and maximising ROI for YSL.
  • Luxurious Setting: The shoot took place in the State Theatre’s grand marble entry, providing an opulent and elegant backdrop that perfectly aligned with the YSL brand.
  • Custom Art Direction: Our art department fabricated a 2-metre gold YSL statue adorned with impeccably wrapped YSL products, serving as the commercial’s visual climax.
  • Premium Visuals: Directed by Arthur Chan, the commercial featured high-quality cinematography, advanced editing techniques, and sophisticated colour grading to enhance its visual appeal.

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