The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

thetalentedmrripley_bornunicorn (2)Deep into his identity theft intrigue, Tom Ripley (Matt Damon) writes a letter to Marge Duval (Gwyneth Paltrow), thus pretending to be Dickie Greenleaf, the girl’s fiancée.

santamarianovellagiftpackaging_bornunicornThe typewritten letter then goes into a gift package bearing a very peculiar logo – Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, a historical Florence-based brand.

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thetalentedmrripley_bornunicorn (5)thetalentedmrripley_bornunicorn (6)The exact perfume Tom has bought for Marge (but pretending it’s Dickie who actually bought it) is never mentioned, but it’s clear it’s her favourite perfume: she asked her boyfriend to get it for her.

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3 thoughts on “The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)”

  1. I love old school hard soap of this type. Beautiful packaging, too. Beats crappy pump hand soap every time.

  2. God, I love this movie….One of my favorites of all time. Anthony Minghella was an incredible director/writer, so sad he’s gone now.

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