Johnny Depp re-signs with Dior as face of Sauvage Cologne

He first became the face of the men’s scent in 2015  and now, Johnny Depp, 59, has reportedly signed back with Dior to continue being the face of their Sauvage cologne in a multi-year deal worth millions.

According to a report, he signed on the dotted line for a seven-figure sum and already has new promotional photos ready for a new campaign, while his legal woes with ex-wife Amber Heard, 36, continue.

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According to TMZ, Johnny inked the new deal to continue fronting the fragrance after fashion photographer Greg Williams attended one of Johnny and Jeff Beck’s gigs in Paris.

The publication claims that before and after the concert, Johnny did a photo shoot with Greg, with the resulting artwork set to be be used in a new Dior advertising campaign.

Dior stood by Johnny throughout his recent trial, and sales of the cologne he advertises, Sauvage, rose at retailers, the Wall Street Journal reported in early June.

The publication stated that the cosmetics retailer and its competitor Ulta have both seen increasing sales for Depp’s cologne, making it among their top-selling fragrances online.

Meanwhile, Johnny is still entangled in legal battles with his Amber Heard – as the actress fights to overturn a court’s June settlement against her.

He was awarded $10.35 million for damages after a defamation suit against his ex-wife.

But The Aquaman actress has appealed for the award to be overturned, two months after she was ordered to pay.

Amber was denied a request for a mistrial a week before, arguing that one of the jurors on the case shouldn’t have been eligible to serve because his summons was intended for his father, who had the same name and lived at the same address.

And since appealing, Depp has also made an appeal against the $2 million (£1.7 million) in compensatory damages that he was ordered to pay to her.

Following their divorce, the actor was said to be in financial turmoil, as he sold up a large portion of his sizeable property portfolio.

In 2016, he listed his four-story Venetian mansion which overlooks Venice’s Grand Canal for $10.8 million – after paying $13 million for it in January 2011.

While 2017 saw him sell the last of his five LA penthouses, which gathered up a whopping $10.88 million – around $2 million under the collective asking price.

And it didn’t stop there: He let go of his Kentucky ranch-style pad in 2020 for nearly nearly half its cash value – as he only raked in $1,350,000, despite it’s worth being reported at $2.33 million.

While his downtown Los Angeles penthouse, which he shared with Heard, also went on the market last month for $1.76 million.

Johnny also recently offloaded his debut artwork collection, selling 750 limited-edition pieces for a whopping $3.6 million (£3 million) in total, through Castle Fine Art.

Dailymail.co.uk

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