Judy Garland’s Make-Up Case

judygarlandtravelcase_bornunicornIf I think of all the make-up cases, dressing tables and vanities I’ve written about on this blog, I don’t think I’ve ever been excited like this time. The present entry is something special, because it features the make-up case of Judy Garland (circa 1968). Just from the picture above, you may see why I’m so happy: there’s a superlative selection of perfumes and toiletries! All of them are part of a lot sold at an auction: besides the make-up case, it included a sewing basket and a travel mirror, several make-up items and hair accessories, some documents, pictures and one Salvatore Ferragamo black suede pump.

Let’s see what perfumes she carried in her case.

carven_magriffessencepourlebain_bornunicornFirst, not really a perfume, but a bath fragrance. It’s Ma Griffe by Carven, originally created by Jean Carles and launched in 1946.

guerlainvoldenuittalc_bornunicornThe stunning white bottle with black label and gold lettering is a Guerlain talc; the fragrance is Vol de Nuit, one of the most famous creations by Jacques Guerlain, launched in 1933.

lanvinarpegenaturalspray_bornunicornIt’s not surprising that the perfume bottles she travelled with were spray (and not splash). The fluted one with black and gold stopper is Arpege by Lanvin, a creation of Andre Fraysse launched in 1922.

rochasfemmerefillableatomiser_bornunicornThe lace-like bottle is none other than Femme by Rochas, created by Edmond Roudnitska and launched in 1944.

I wish I could identify the make-up items too, but they unfortunately have no labels and a pretty standard packaging.

Picture source.

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