Rabanne – Phantom

A perfume or a robot? Rabanne reveals both in one.
Rabanne "Phantom"
Case Study


Born from the clash between luxury craftsmanship and new-tech, Paco Rabanne has introduced its first connected fragrance, Phantom. From the scent to the bottle, every aspect of the perfume creation was reinvented with next-generation technologies. The bottle is designed as retro-futuristic robot and a chip in the spray cap connects with smartphones, driving consumers to exclusive content curated by Paco Rabanne. The campaign had to convey this ground-breaking approach and bring the bottle as recognizable mascot.


The Mill Paris collaborated with director Antoine Bardou-Jacquet and Partizan to make this launch a party, where everyone is invited, even those coming from other planets. The global above-the-line for the Phantom launch includes a 30-second film that takes viewers to an extraordinary world, looking like a Palm Springs yet techno-futuristic setting, with most incredible creatures.


On top of a TV release, the film has been published on digital platforms, and was completed by disruptive Instagram posts that make the robot appear to jump out of the screen. Designed as an omnichannel campaign, the launch comprised as well 100 Phantom animations at key airports worldwide in July, with momentum continuing in August and September, taking the CG universe and mascot of the perfume to points of sale. UK ATL included a first of its kind in the fragrance category 3D digital out-of-home by Paris based agency The French Accent, at Ocean Outdoor’s Piccadilly Lights.


Production Team
Production Company: Partizan
Director: Antoine Bardou-Jacquet
DOP: Matias Boucard
The Mill/ Mikros MPC Team
Executive Producers : Cécile Hubin, Lola Sanchez
VFX Producers: Stéphanie Mollet
VFX Coordinators: Antoine Bory, Benjamin Cathala
VFX Supervisor: Franck Lambertz
CG Supervisor: Mickael Girod
Concept Design: David Brochard
Modelling & Environments: Nicolas DuThatCo, Philippe (Félipo) Zozor, Vincent Coni, Solal Amiri

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