Confusi e felici (2014)

There are two perfume bottles in Marcello’s bathroom.

The one with the gold stopper is a fragrance by L’Artisan Parfumeur (old packaging): the sticker on the bottle is unreadable but it’s pink, so it could be Jour de Fête, created in 2004 by Olivia Giacobetti.

The second bottle is unmistakable: it’s Hermès Terre d’Hermès, one of the masterpieces by Jean-Claude Ellena, launched in 2006.

Chambre 212 (2019)

There are some interesting beauty products in Maria and Richard’s bathroom.

In the glass cabinet there’s a small bottle of Chanel No. 5, a Diptyque candle box and Chanel Démaquillant Yeux Intense gentle biphase eye make-up remover in its box.

On a shelf by the mirror there are other two Chanel products. One is Chanel Pour Monsieur eau de toilette, created by Henri Robert and launched in 1955; the other is Hydra Beauty camellia night mask.

Madonna’s God Control (2019)

 In June 2019 Madonna released God Control, a music video directed by Jonas Åkerlund which is a ferocious attack against the violence that characterises American society and its strenuous defense of the Second Amendment.

In the screenshot above the singer is getting ready to spend a night out. On her mirrored vanity there are two interesting perfume bottles.

The bottle with clear stopper on the far left is Robert Piguet Fracas extrait de parfum, one of Madonna’s favourite fragrances, a white floral (tuberose and jasmine) triumph created by Germaine Cellier and launched in 1948.

Behind Fracas there’s a massive Jean Patou factice bottle. It’s unusual because of the shape of it and of its stopper, which is uncharacteristically round and not oblong, as we can see on this vintage flacon of Moment Suprême. I haven’t been able to identify it, so any help would be welcome.

Thanks to Reveur_etc for submitting this post.

Mad Men S03E02 (Love Among the Ruins)

There’s Guerlain Shalimar in the beautiful flacon chauve souris on a dressing table in Peggy Olson’s bedroom.

Created in 1925 by Jacques Guerlain, it’s undeniably one of the most famous perfumes of all times. You may remember another protagonist of the TV show (Joan Holloway, played by Christina Hendricks) wears the same perfume.

Thanks to signorina_misteriosa11 for submitting this post.

KARD’s Ring the Alarm (2022)

The South Korean co-ed group KARD have recently released Re:, their fifth mini album. The first music video from the album, Ring the Alarm, features an interesting make-up product.

It’s a lipstick by the South Korean brand Dear Dahlia.

The lipstick doesn’t simply appear in the opening sequence: later in the video one of the members of the group, Jeon So-min, applies it on her lips.

Basic Instinct (1992)

Nick (Michael Douglas) is spending the night at Catherine’s so, when he goes into her huge bathroom, we know some intriguing products will be featured.

The first beauty product I’ve noticed is a spray can of Evian mineral water.

The tall pump bottle is by Alba Botanica. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to find any picture of it online, so I have no idea what product it was. Probably a body lotion or a face cleanser.

Next there’s a Clinique anti-perspirant roll-on deodorant.

This is a real treat: we get to see the fragrance used by Catherine! It’s Montana Parfum de Peau in the beautiful spiral bottle (a stunning design by Serge Mansau). This leather fragrance, created by Jean Guichard, was launched in 1986 and it still is one of the most aenigmatic scents of that decade; that is why I think it beautifully compliments the protagonist’s mysterious and wild personality. 

The container on the far right is still a mystery: when I first saw it, I was sure it was part of the Parfum de Peau line (a body lotion or talcum powder), but it’s not. If you have any idea about its identity, please drop me a line.

Thanks to Sue Koczorowski for submitting this post.

California Suite (1978)

Diana Barrie (Maggie Smith) is a British actress who is in Los Angeles after getting her first Oscar nomination. While she’s sitting in her in-suite bathroom at the Beverly Hills Hotel, we can see several toiletries on the pink marble counters around her.

The yellow stick on her right is Jean Naté cologne stick.

On her left there’s the iconic boule noire of Lanvin Arpège, created by Paul Vacher and Andre Fraysse and launched in 1927.

Thanks to LePetitCivet for submitting this post.

Stranger Things S04E07 (The Massacre at Hawkins Lab)

There are two Avon fragrances on a dresser in Nancy Wheeler’s bedroom.

One is a teddy bear decanter with gold stopper (the bear’s head). It’s impossible to know what Avon fragrance it houses, because the same bottle was used for different scents.

The second bottle first made its appearance in Season 1: it’s Miss Lollypop cologne mist, a gourmand (candy) fragrance launched in 1967.

Thanks to Alessandra for submitting this post and for the Avon teddy bear id.

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