Keith Richards’ Library (1995)

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This picture of Keith Richards was taken by Christopher Simon Sykes in 1995 in the guitarist’s mansion in Weston, Connecticut. Published in the book Rock Stars at Home (2019) by Chris Charlesworth, Eddi Fiegel, Bryan Reesman, Colin Salter, Simon Spence and Daryl Easlea, the portrait shows Richards in his library, lounging on a velvet sofa. What caught my attention is on the desk on the left: a bottle of Dior Fahrenheit after-shave lotion.


It’s not surprising: I can totally see Richards wearing the classic leathery masterpiece by Jean-Louis Sieuzac and Michel Almairac, launched in 1988.


A close-up on the table makes it possible to see more perfumes. 


The mirrored bottle is the old packaging of Comptoir Sud Pacifique. Unfortunately it’s not possible to read the front label. 


There’s also a bottle of Guerlain Vetiver, created by Jean-Paul Guerlain in 1961. The presence of this perfume is not surprising: Richards is said to have worn another best seller of the French maison (Habit Rouge) since he was young and it seems he’s passed the passion for Guerlain to the rest of the family (his daughters Theodora and Alexandra and his wife Patti Hansen starred in the advertising campaign for Shalimar Light in 2004).

Thanks to Thelonious in the comments for the ids.

5 thoughts on “Keith Richards’ Library (1995)”

      1. It’s a vintage bottle of Comptoir Sud Pacifique. Also, it’s Fahrenheit after shave lotion, not EDT. And I think it’s Vetiver and not Habit Rouge (color of the juice and bottle sticker seems more green than red). Great blog by the way !

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