Exclusive: Brad Pitt changes his career complexion, gets into the skincare business, launches his own brand
EXCLUSIVE: The word from the South of France is that the Oscar-winning actor and Hollywood idol brad pitt is set to tackle brands like Estee Lauder and high-end cosmetic companies like The sea.
Pitt was spotted, sources say, visiting his Château Miraval winery recently in the south of France. But it wasn’t just to make a tasting (a wine tasting).
I was told that Pitt was getting into the lucrative skincare business. Sources say he will launch a range of skin creams and essential oils under the brand The domain. The creams will come from grapes that are not used to make wine. (Brad, you see, would be master of his own domain!)
Sounds crazy, right? But first, a trademark registration was filed for the name Le Domaine last July. The request was made to Orange, France for “cosmetic products; care and beauty products for the face and body; hair care products; make-up products; Essential oils.”
Second, and I certainly didn’t know this, grapes are a major force in skincare. (Considering how many over-tanned people look like raisins, I’m surprised!) But according to one skincare site: Grapes are known to improve skin elasticity and improve blood circulation, which makes skin look healthy and youthful. The antioxidants found in grapes help reduce the appearance of dark spots, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. Grapes are an excellent home remedy for sunburn.
Pitt is 58 and looks 20 years younger. He is considered “the Robert Redford” of our generation. In other words, he looks amazing. He could easily make a fortune from this business if it goes ahead.
The fact that the grapes are said to have come from Château Miraval is the most intriguing part of the story. Pitt and Angelina Jolie bought the estate in 2008 for $28.4 million, as they say “in happier times”. They got married there in 2014. Since their breakup, the couple have been fighting over Miraval in court. Finally, last year, Jolie sold her other half to Tenute del Mondo, subsidiary of Stoli, company that owns Stolichnaya vodka. Stoli, they say, is controlled by Russian oligarch Yuri Shefler. Pitt sued Jolie, claiming Shefler was in cahoots with Vladimir Putin. Stoli, of course, denied this.
But Pitt’s biggest argument was that Jolie was supposed to give him the right of first refusal in a sale, and didn’t.
But now it looks like Pitt has decided to make grape juice from grapes (my version of lemonade made from lemons).
The Bullet Train star is already reaping the rewards of doing business at Château Miraval with the famous Perrin family, who produce many high-quality wines there, including Miraval Rose. He also reopened the legendary Miraval Recording Studios on the sprawling property.
Good luck, Brad Pitt! As the French say to someone: Life is too short to drink bad wine. “Life is too short to drink bad wine.”