Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)


There are two Revlon red nail polishes on the small shelf in front of the mirror on Holly Golightly’s dressing table.

On the table there’s a giant flacon bouchon coeur by Guerlain; there’s no label on it, so it’s impossible to know what perfume it contains.
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The small bottle with white stopper is Desert Flower, a Shulton perfume launched in 1947.

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The black tall bottle is a René Lalique creation housing D’Orsay Mystère, a chypre fragrance launched in 1915.

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On the right side of the table there are four Lucien Lelong perfumes. The small bottle is Balalaika, launched in 1939; the tall bottle behind it is Sirocco, launched in 1934; the bottle with the bow-shaped stopper is Jabot, launched in 1939; the bottle in the blue box is Opening Night, launched in 1935.

Screencap source.

Thanks to Phyl D for the Shulton id and to Alessandro for the D’Orsay id.

9 thoughts on “Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)”

      1. Hi,
        I have other suggestions for you. I think the perfume in the middle of the table is Magie by Lancôme. The perfume with a turquoise stopper is maybe Les Pois de Senteur de chez Moi by Caron and next to the mirror, there is a perfume with a light blue stopper, which is perhaps Blue Grass by Elizabeth Arden https://www.bonanza.com/items/like/442415750/Vintage-Blue-Grass-By-Elizabeth-Arden-Perfume-Bottle-3-3-4-Tall
        Thank you for your reply and I love your work

  1. Hi. Thank you. Very nice blog yours.
    In that picture there is also a bottle of Mystère by D’Orsay. The tolat black one with parallelepiped also black stopper.
    Thank you
    Alessandro

  2. The model in the Revlon nail polish ad is Carmen Dell’Orefice. She’s now 91 – known as the world’s oldest working model as of the 2012 Spring/Summer season. Amazing!

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