The White Lotus S02E04 (In the Sandbox)

Ethan and Harper’s hotel bathroom seems to be the place where meaningful conversations between husband and wife happen, but also the place where dramatic epiphanies happen (in this case Harper suspects Ethan has cheated on her).

The products seen in this scene have already been featured in the previous episodes.

The pump bottle contains Ortigia Ambra Nera bath and shower gel.

There’s also an Ortigia Gattopardo room fragrance diffuser.

The jar contains Clarins Hydra-Essentiel rich cream.

Not a perfume or a skincare product, but I just love the tray where two glasses sit. It’s another Ortigia product: it’s lacquered and handmade.

Madonna’s Bathroom (2022)

Madonna recently posted this picture on her Instagram account. Sitting on a bench and posing with a Balenciaga Hourglass bag (covered in scotch tape!), she gave us the opportunity to take a look around her luxurious marble bathroom.

The pump bottle on the bath top is Osea Undaria Algae body oil.

The body wash on the opposite side of the bath is Aveeno Skin Relief.

I am thankful to Madonna for giving us a glimpse of her fragrance shelves. Lots of interesting perfumes there.

Sitting on the top bottom there are three bottles by L’Artisan Parfumeur. Reading the front stickers is impossible, so there’s no way to tell what fragrances they contain.

Behind them there’s Stella McCartney Stella, a deep rose fragrance created by Jacques Cavallier and launched in 2003.

It’s often said that celebrities rarely wear the fragrances they launch. Madonna, like Elizabeth Taylor, is not one of them. A bottle of her Truth or Dare Naked sits on the second shelf. This amber spicy perfume was created by Stephen Nilsen and launched in 2012.

I could have never imagined Madonna to be an Artemisia kind of girl, but it’s nice to see a bottle of the Penhaligon’s milky powdery eau de toilette in her collection.

On the other hand, her love for Tom Ford perfumes is well-known, so seeing four of them on the bottom shelf is not surprising. The first from the left is Soleil Blanc, a coconut/white floral creation by Natalie Gracia-Cetto launched in 2016.

Next is Bitter Peach, an amber vanilla perfume launched in 2020.

There’s also a bottle of Diptyque Oyedo, a citrus eau de toilette created by Akiko Kamei and launched in 2000.

Another unsurprising find is Frederic Malle Carnal Flower, a white floral triumph [1] created by Dominique Ropion and launched in 2005.

The third Tom Ford perfume is Rose Prick, launched in 2020.

The last one is Lost Cherry, a bitter almond/sour cherry blend by Louise Turner launched in 2018.

[1] One of Madonna’s favourite notes is tuberose. For many years her name has been closely connected to Robert Piguet Fracas, the tuberose masterpiece by Germaine Cellier launched in 1948. Fracas appears in her documentary I’m Going to Tell You a Secret and in God Control music video, both directed by Jonas Åkerlund.

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The White Lotus S02E03 (Bull Elephants)

Harper (Aubrey Plaza) wakes up early, so she can surprise her husband Ethan when he comes back from his morning running session.

In their marble hotel bathroom we can see toiletries already shown in the first episodes, plus some new items.

The pump bottle with the black palm is Ortigia Ambra Nera bath and shower gel.

The glass bottle next to it is another Ortigia product – the Gatto diffuser.

Harper’s skincare includes Erno Laszlo VTM micro-essence.

There’s also a bottle of MAC Fix + Magic Radiance hydrating spray.

Last, a bottle of Clinique gentle renewing cleansing mousse.

The White Lotus S02E02 (Italian Dream)

Ethan is having a shower and Harper (Audrey Plaza) starts a conversation about Cameron and Daphne, the couple they’re spending their holiday with.

On the marble counter we can see a bottle of Erno Laszlo VTM micro-essence.

There’s also a pump bottle of Clarins gentle renewing cleansing mousse and, half hidden behind it, Clarins Double Serum Eye.

The White Lotus S02E01 (Ciao)

Harper (Audrey Plaza) and her husband Ethan have lots of toiletries in their marble hotel bathroom in Taormina.

These are from Ethan’s toiletry bag – Kiehl’s Facial Fuel energizing moisture treatment and face wash, and Nivea Men Sensitive shave gel.

The blue pump bottle by Ortigia (courtesy of the hotel) contains Sandalo bath and shower gel.

The couple uses Colgate Max Fresh Cooling Crystals toothpaste.

Another Ortigia product in the bathroom is the Zagara room essence.

The third Ortigia product seen in this scene is the Sandalo liquid soap in a beautiful blue glass pump bottle.

Harper’s products include Clarins hydrating gentle foaming cleanser.

There are also a couple of MAC compacts.

Another Clarins product she uses is Double Serum Eye global age control concentrate.

There’s also a bottle of Erno Laszlo VTM micro-essence.

Just like Ethan, she has several Kiehl’s skincare products. The blue bottle contains Midnight Recovery Concentrate face oil.

The aqua blue jar contains another Clarins product – Hydra-Essentiel rich cream.

The two jars on the far right side of the marble counter are Kiehl’s products – Midnight Recovery omega-rich cloud cream and cilantro & orange extract pollutant defending masque.

Ricordi? (2018)

The male protagonist of the film (Luca Marinelli) goes to a perfume shop looking for a fragrance that reminds him of his past. He’s very upset, desperate to find it but he doesn’t know its name or if it actually exists.

There are some interesting bottles on a round table in the shop.

One of them is an Etro eau de toilette. Impossible to be more specific because the front label is not shown.

There are two Annick Goutal bottles, too, around which a mystery lies. Are they Mandragore or Mandragore Pourpre? I think they’re part of the Mandragore line but the light hitting them could make the darker glass of the Pourpre line look different. Both fragrances were launched in 2009, well before the release of the film, so it’s plausible for both of them to appear in this scene.

Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

A Nina Ricci Lalique classic flacon can be seen on Mameha’s dressing table. Even if there’s no way to know the exact perfume it contained, we can say it’s a historically inaccurate choice: the first Nina Ricci fragrance – Coeur Jolie – was launched in 1946 and the worldwide famous L’air du Temps in 1948. The scene above is set well before those years.

Moreover, this particular splash bottle with octagonal stopper appeared on the market in 1968 – another reason why it looks absolutely out of place on the dressing table of a Kyoto geisha in the 1930s/early 1940.

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