Euphoria S02E02 (Out of Touch)

There’s Kleancolor Eye’m single glitter cream shadow on Maddie’s dressing table.

When the camera quickly moves over the dressing table, an array of nail polishes can be seen.

Among them, a nail polish by Sally Hansen (in the clear plastic container) and two nail polishes by OPI – silver glitter and red.

Thanks to Alessandra for submitting this post.

The Women (1939)

When Sylvia (Rosalind Russell) and Edith (Phyllis Povah) decide to act on the infidelity rumours about their friend Mary’s husband, they pay a visit to the cosmetic department at Black’s Fifth Avenue: there, they intend to meet the alleged mistress, Crystal Allen (Joan Crawford).

When they stop at a perfume counter, some interesting bottles can be seen.

On the mirrored table on the right there’s a factice flacon chauve souris of Guerlain Shalimar, the Jacques Guerlain masterpiece launched in 1925.

In the glass cabinet behind the shop assistant there’s a Guerlain flacon montre containing an eau de cologne.

Stay Close S01E08

There are two interesting perfume bottles on this dressing table.

The fan-shaped bottle is the German fragrance Summer Flowers by Chiara Ambra.

There’s also a lovely cork-shaped bottle of Yves Saint Laurent Champagne, a fruity/powdery fragrance created by Sophia Grojsman and launched in 1993. Three years later it was renamed Yvresse because of a lawsuit filed by the Comité interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne.

Thanks to Jane Daly for submitting this post and to Jennifer for the Chiara Ambra id.

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.

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