Avon Concocts Scent of a Bond Girl
ROBERT SMITH, host:
Our last word in business today is Bond, James Bond - or more specifically Bond Girl, the fragrance. Avon is teaming up with the 007 franchise to create a new perfume. But what exactly is the scent of a Bond girl? Is it the floral aroma of Vesper Lynd from "Casino Royale"?
(Soundbite of movie, "Casino Royale")
Ms. EVA GREEN (Actor): (As Vesper Lynd) If all that was left of you was your smile and your little finger, you'd still be more of a man than anyone I've ever met.
SMITH: Or will it be the steely scent of the villainous siren...
(Soundbite of movie, "GoldenEye")
Ms. FAMKE JANSENN (Actor): (As Xenia Zirgavna Onatopp) Xenia Zirgavna Onatopp.
Mr. PIERCE BROSNAN (Actor): (As James Bond): Onatopp?
Ms. JANSENN: (As Onatopp) Onatopp.
SMITH: Perhaps just a no-nonsense ready-for-the-workplace perfume of good old Moneypenny.
(Soundbite of movie)
Ms. LOIS MAXWELL (Actor): (As Moneypenny): Well, what about tonight? You come around for dinner and I'll cook you a beautiful angel cake.
SMITH: Of course what Avon hopes to smell is marketing gold.
(Soundbite of song, "Goldfinger")