Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)

Martin is an abusive and controlling husband. His wife Laura takes advantage of a stormy evening sail to fake her own death and leave him. But he eventually finds her thanks to a phone call he receives from Vanessa, a woman who took swimming lessons with Laura at YWCA.

When Martin gets home, he obsessively looks for signs of Laura’s staged death. The bathroom has an important function: after cutting his finger, he gets close to the toilet and there, at the bottom, he finds Laura’s wedding ring, which she got rid of before leaving. Most of the products in the bathroom cabinets are by Crabtree & Evelyn, a British brand founded in 1968.

The seashell object is Crabtree & Evelyn sea shell soap with jojoba oil.

The round plastic box is Jean Couturier Coriandre dusting powder. This fragrance, a creation by Jacqueline Couturier, Jean-Louis Sieuzac and Gerard Pelpel, was first launched in 1973.

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It’s hard to say if the Crabtree & Evelyn Aloe Vera box contains a bath & shower gel, a talcum powder shaker or another product of that line.

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In the cabinet there are two boxes of Crabtree & Evelyn chamomile and Swiss glicerine soap.

There’s also a box of Crabtree & Evelyn Extract of West Indian and Sicilian Limes.

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The round box with violets contains a perfumed glycerine soap by Crabtree & Evelyn.

Last, there’s a bottle of Johnson’s baby oil.

Thanks to Jennifer for the Jean Couturier id.

The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021)

TV preacher Tammy Faye (Jessica Chastain) has a very distinctive make-up and hairstyle, so it’s not surprising to see her dressing table packed with products.

The green lipstick tube is by Revlon from the Moon Drops line, first launched in the late 1950s. The lipstick collection, which included 20 shades, was launched in 1964.

The perfume on her vanity is Estee Lauder Private Collection, a green floral fragrance created by Vincent Marcello and launched in 1973.

In the background there’s a can of Aquanet all-purpose hairspray.

Thanks to Kelly in the comments for the Estee Lauder perfume id.

Riverdale S06E04 (The Witching Hour[s])

Poppy Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) is one of the protagonists of this episode, inspired to The Hours (2002) by Stephen Daldry, based on the novel with the same title by Michael Cunningham. Her storyline is set in the 1950s: she’s an independent woman who practices the arts of magic, through which she tries to help the women of Rivervale trapped in unhappy or boring lives.

She holds beauty lessons in her own mansion, so it’s interesting to see what’s included in her kit.

In the round train case there’s a box of Coty Airspun loose face powder.

The lipstick she puts on a red lacquered tray is Color Riche by L’Oreal.

The red nail polish bottles she puts on gold standing mirrors are from the Color Riche line by L’Oreal.

E’ stata la mano di Dio (2021)

There’s a bottle of Boucheron Pour Femme eau de parfum in Armando’s bathroom. He’s a smuggler who always lives on the edge and causes trouble, so this is a surprising choice, more unexpected than the statue of Padre Pio in the plastic bucket.

This quintessentially 1980s perfume was created by Francis Deleamont and Jean-Pierre Bethouart and launched in 1988.

The Supremes (1965)

This beautiful portrait of the Supremes (Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson and Diana Ross) was taken in 1965 by photographer Bruce Davidson, who went into the trio’s dressing room and took pictures of them getting ready for a performance.

Florence was holding a Maybelline eye pencil.

Moving to the centre of the table, we can see a bottle of Revlon Touch & Glow liquid make-up.

Seeing the iconic squared bottle of Chanel eau de cologne on this table filled me with joy. I wonder who wore it – Mary Wilson (the bottle is standing right in front of her) or the others too?

The small bottle next to the Chanel one is Yadley hand cream.

The large jar in front of Diana Ross is Pond’s cold cream, the classic make-up remover that I’ve spotted in films and on real-life dressing table an endless number of times.

Thanks to Kailey for submitting this post and identifying most of the beauty products.

The Party (1968)

Actor Hrundi V. Bakshi causes chaos wherever he goes: he’s a well-intentioned but extremely clumsy man. When he gets inadvertently invited at a dinner party by the studio head Fred R. Clutterbuck, the host and his guests have no idea what’s in store for them.

Bakshi visits two bathrooms in the General’s lavish mansion: the first one has marble counters and a floral wallpaper. On the counter there are several perfume bottles, most of them by Christian Dior.

First from the left, a big bottle of Eau Sauvage, a citrus aromatic fragrance created by Edmond Roudnitska and launched in 1966.

Then there’s Eau de Cologne Fraîche, another citrus scent by Roudnitska, launched in 1955.

Then there’s an oblong splash bottle with the pretty bow-topped front label, first introduced in 1953. Impossible to tell what fragrance it contained: this bottle was used to house classics such as Miss Dior and Diorissimo.

In the Clutterbucks’ bedroom there’s another Eau Sauvage bottle, so we can assume it’s a fragrance used by the General.

Wonho’s Open Mind (2020)

In September 2020 the South Korean singer released a very stylish video for his single Open Mind. It’s not common to see perfumes featured in K-Pop music videos, so it was a nice surprise to see them here.

In close-up shots the front labels of perfumes are covered but that hasn’t stopped me from identify them.

The first bottle from the left is by Diptyque. It’s impossible to tell what fragrance it houses but it could be an eau de parfum, judging from the dark glass.

In the background the white stopper of Creed Love in White can be seen.

The gold bottle unmistakenly contains another Creed product – Millésime Imperial.

The aqua blue bottle houses Tom Ford Neroli Portofino.

Last but not least, on the far right there’s the hot red bottle of Tom Ford Lost Cherry.

This shot features some of the bottles we’ve just seen but there’s more: the bottle on the far right – another Diptyque product – is shown sideways, so it’s possible to identify it from the label.

This spiral design can be found on the back label of the eau de toilette Eau de Sens.

We also get a couple of shots where two tables with the perfumes are fully visible. On the left table there’s a bottle of Jo Malone Cologne Intense. Too bad the front label cannot be read, so we don’t know exactly what scent it is.

The last shot shows other perfume bottles not previously shown.

On the left table there’s Tom Ford Black Orchid.

In front of it there’s another Creed fragrance – Aventus.

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.

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