Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)

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guesswhoscomingtodinner_bornunicorn (3)Two Dior houndstooth bottles on the Draytons’ bathroom shelf.

The houndstooth bottle is a classic for Dior perfumes, so I’ve been wondering what were the exact fragrances seen in the film. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to read the front labels, so I’m pretty clueless. Yet, since the film was released in 1967, it’s possible to narrow the search to the perfumes launched before that year.

missdior_houndstooth_bornunicornMiss Dior, the 1947 chypre floral fragrance created by Jean Carles and Paul Vacher.

diorama_houndstooth_bornunicornDiorama, the 1949 chypre fragrance created by Edmond Roudnitska.

diorissimo_houndstooth_bornunicornDiorissimo, the 1956 spectacular lily of the valley bomb created by Edmond Roudnitska.

diorling_houndstooth_bornunicornDiorling, the 1963 chypre fragrance created by Paul Vacher.

Which of these perfumes could suit the protagonists of the film? Any guesses?


5 thoughts on “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)”

  1. Watching the movie today I was wondering that myself. I was able to spot that the smaller bottle on the right is Diorling. On the label of the big bottle on the left only ‘Dior…’ is visible. Comparing labels from vintage bottles I’m convinced that it’s Diorissimo because the name is longer than Diorama, which makes the curled D begin under the AU of ‘Eau de’.
    Diorissimo also suits Katharine Hepburn’s character best I think! 🙂 Cool yet romantic. Though I read somewhere once that she wore Miss Dior in real life.
    You have a wonderful blog, I very much enjoy reading it.

    1. Thanks for the interesting details. I watched the film many years ago, so I should really watch it again. What you say obviously makes sense, also about Diorissimo for Katharine Hepburn ❤

      Thanks for the appreciation!

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