Zero S01E04

When Omar (Giuseppe Dave Seke) hides in Rico’s bathroom to escape his fury, we can see some perfume bottles on a shelf.

The white bottle is Camelia by L’Erbolario, an amber floral fragrance launched in 2014.

The tall powder pink bottle is Yves Saint Laurent Opium Vapeurs de Parfum in the eau de toilette lègère version, launched in 2012.

Last, the tall splash bottle with white plastic stopper is Rochas Madame Rochas eau de cologne. The eau de parfum version, created by Guy Robert, was launched in 1960.

Mr Selfridge S02E04

Kitty (Amy Beth Hayes) and Jessie (Sai Bennett) are collecting money for the Belgian Relief Fund, an international organization that supplied food to occupied Belgium and northern France during WWI.

Their counter is basically a display for Guerlain bottles.

Many of them are flacons abeilles, first used in 1828 to house the Eau de Cologne Impériale. The classic version of this bottle have the bees simply painted in gold enamel, while those with gold front label are the flacons abeilles dorées.

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There are two flacons bouchon coeur, too. The choice is historically accurate because they first appeared in 1912; too bad one of these is a spray bottle, clearly not available at the time in which the tv show is set.

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Last, there’s a flacon quadrilobe, another historically accurate choice because this bottle first appeared in 1908 to house the perfume Rue de la Paix, then used for the extraits of several fragrances.

American Horror Story S10E09 (Blue Moon)

There’s a Guerlain flacon montre in Marilyn Monroe’s bedroom.

This is a very unusual choice because there’s no evidence that Marily wore Guerlain colognes. The reason behind this prop is easy to explain: Ryan Murphy is clearly a fan of this bottle and of the French brand; both have often been shown or quoted in his shows.

It’s not a historically accurate choice, though: the gold screw-cap stopper was first introduced in 1972, 10 years after the death of the American actress. In the 1960s flacons montre were available with the ground glass stopper.

[1] Marilyn’s name will forever be connected to Chanel No. 5, but she was a fan of the now-discontinued Rose Geranium eau de toilette by Floris.

Dix pour cent S04E03 (José)

There are several beauty products on José Garcia’s dressing table.

From left to right: a spray can of Doliderm spray thermal water.

Two bottles of Face and Body foundation by MAC.

A tube of Sothys Gommage Sublimateur Silhouette exfoliant.

A pump bottle of Sothys Lait Démaquillant Vitalité cleansing milk.

Impossible to read the front label, but it’s definitely a jar of Sothys face cream, possibly Crème Jeunesse Restructurante face cream.

Thanks to Scentimentalist for submitting this post.

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