Oh, never has a commercial managed to be both timeless and also head-scratching rather like today’s commercial.

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Few commercials can say they’ve invested a huge size of one’s life airing on tv. Generally, these commercials are only seasonal so they only air for a month or so and disshow up simply as conveniently as they arrived. Folgers “Peter Comes Home” commercial (which is supposedly legendary – my mom absolutely hates it) is one, White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor is the other. The commercial is as dark and also mysterious as it tries to be, and comes and also goes in the blink of an eye.

For a lot of of my adult life (the part that has been spent picking apart stranger aspects of nostalgia) has actually always been baffled by the White Diamonds commercial. I’m well conscious of just how old the commercial is (it’s from 1991), yet it has NEVER been updated.

It looks prefer it was swarm through the Barbara Wchanges Filter on…

And why is Elizabeth Taylor there?!


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White Diamonds has actually been roughly considering that 1991, and continues to be made now. In truth, the 15-second variation of this commercial still airs on television, however just (for some reason I can never figure out) in the time of the holiday seaboy.

This commercial is a timeless, but once Elizabeth Taylor was still alive, I offered to wonder why they never updated this commercial. Make something new, rather of constantly mirroring this commercial when we kbrand-new Elizabeth Taylor didn’t look choose that anyeven more.

The variation that I’ve constantly watched states that the product is easily accessible at Macy’s, yet this is obviously a generic version that most likely was given to local stations to put their department store’s name on (I’ve viewed the variation for Lord and Taylor, as well as Bloomingdales over the years). And I actually assumed I had this in my collection (I may, it is probably hidden deeply), yet I haven’t been able to uncover it at all.

Updated or not, bizarre or completely normal, this commercial is a classic. Taylor may have actually passed in 2011, however her fragrances go on. There are elalso fragrances in her name (this was the second one produced), and also Taylor made more money from her fragrance arsenal than she did in her whole acting career (additionally of note: the majority of her estate was revenue from her fragrance collection). The fragrances are made in participation with Elizabeth Arden, Inc.

I remember a parody from earlier when I first began watching Saturday Night Live in the early 1990s (this would have actually been about 1993-1994), and a parody of this commercial, featuring Sally Field as Elizabeth Taylor, yet with Liz filmed out of emphasis. I’ve constantly linked this parody with the actual commercial because I constantly uncovered that lens filter (what I described as the “Barbara Walters Filter” earlier) starray. I suppose, I understand what it is for, however that doesn’t make it any less silly.

Aging gracecompletely be damned!

And speaking of aging be damned…

Burt Reynolds did a White Diamonds commercial as well. Did you understand that?


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All joking aside, I really do like this commercial, but mainly for its mysterious feel. It leaves you wanting even more (favor, why is she there?). It is a classic, and also has earned the appropriate to consistently air for 27 years.

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Now, why does it only air in the time of the holidays? I’ve never understood that!

Anvarious other mystery on hand also to close out today’s Flashearlier Friday, and this week’s dip in the commercials archive.