Sugar & Spice (2001)

There are several interesting beauty products on Diane’s dressing table.

The two tall bottles on the left are bodycare products by Bath & Body Works – Heart’s Desire moisture-rich body lotion and matching body wash.

On the glass tray on the right there’s basically a Clinique corner.

There are two bottles of clarifying lotion.

The aqua green jar with silver cap is Advanced Cream.

There are also two silver tubes of Dramatically Different lipstick.

Last, two bottles of Dramatically Different moisturizing lotion.

Thanks to my friend Jennifer who identified the Bath & Body Works for me.

Valley of the Dolls (1967)

Recent graduate Anne Welles starts working at a theatrical agency but soon learns how cruel and ruthless the world of theatre is. She’s ready to quit but changes her mind after meeting her boss’s business partner, Lyon Burke (Paul Burke).

On their first meeting she drops her handbag on the floor and one of her make-up items is left on the office carpet.

Lyon picks it up: it’s a lipstick. Funny how he immediately checks the shade on the bottom of the tube.

The shade is Barely Pink, a real shade by Revlon! It was part of the Colors on the Naked Side 1963 collection, which included “barely-there pales with a ladylike lustre.”

If you are into nude pink shades or are a fan of the Mark Robson film, you’re lucky: Barely Pink is still produced by Revlon.

Thanks to Kristel Eliana for submitting this post.

Holy Spider (2022)

Somayeh (Alice Rahimi) tries a skin cream she finds in the bathroom of one of her clients.

On a shelf by the window there’s a bottle of Versace Dylan Blue Pour Femme, a floral fruity fragrance created by Calice Becker and Natalie Gracia-Cetto and launched in 2017. The blue jar with gold cap it sits on could be part of the bodycare line of the Versace perfume.

On the same shelf there’s another perfume from an Italian brand: it’s Florence by Roberto Cavalli, a floral fragrance launched in 2017 and created by Marie Salamagne.

Thanks to signorina_misteriosa11 for the Cavalli id.

Ava Gardner’s Dresser (1949)

This portrait of Ava Gardner was taken in the late 1940s in the bedroom of her Nichols Canyon cottage in Los Angeles. Besides the Degas print on the wall and some framed family photos, what has caught my attention are the perfume bottles on the dresser. I have identified three of them.

One of the first bottles from the left is Lanvin Arpège extrait, with the square bakelite stopper. This fragrance was created by Paul Vacher and Andre Fraysse and launched in 1927.

There’s also a flacon bouchon coeur by Guerlain. It has been used to house several fragrances but this one is likely to be Mitsouko, one of Gardner’s favourite scents. This chypre fruity fragrance was created by Jacques Guerlain and launched in 1919.

On the far right there’s Fleurs de Rocaille by Caron. Housed in a beautiful urn-shaped bottle designed by Félicie Vanpouille, this floral aldehyde fragrance was created by Ernest Daltroff and launched in 1934.

Thanks to Barbara Pfouts for submitting this post.

Die Hard (1988)

Right after meeting his estranged wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) at her workplace, the Nakatomi Corporation in Los Angeles, NYPD detective John McClane (Bruce Willis) freshens up in an office bathroom. It’s nice to see there are two interesting fragrances by the washbasin.

There’s a huge splash bottle of Givenchy Gentleman eau de toilette, a 1974 fragrance created by Paul Lèger.

There’s also a regular bottle of Giorgio Beverly Hills Pour Homme, launched in 1984.

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)

When Alex (Guy Pearce) opens his bathroom cabinet, we can see several beauty products.

A bottle of Redken Align 12 straightening lotion can be seen on the top shelf.

Redken Ringlet 07 curl-perfecting lotion for medium hair can be seen on the second shelf.

The blue tube on the same shelf is definitely a Kiehl’s product. Reading the front label is impossible, so my guess is that this is Facial Fuel energizing moisture treatment for men.

The bottle on the bottom shelf is Tom Ford Extreme, a woody earthy fragrance launched in 2007.

Next, there’s a bottle of Dermalogica special cleansing gel.

The pump bottle on the second shelf and the tube on the bottom shelf are Redken products, possibly from their men’s line (old packaging).

Thanks to Alessandra for submitting this post and to lepetitcivet for the Tom Ford id.

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