bodycare in movies, perfumes in movies

La stanza del vescovo (1977)

There are several bottles on the vanity in Charlotte’s bedroom, among which two Hermès perfumes.

One is on the left of the wooden table watch: it’s Equipage, the first masculine perfume released by the French fashion house. Created by Guy Robert, it was launched in 1970.

The other is on the right side of the dresser: it’s Calèche, another creation by Robert, launched in 1961.

If you’ve seen the film, or read the Piero Chiara novel of the same title, you’ll know there’s a problem with both of these perfumes: the story is set in the Lago Maggiore area in 1946, so the Hermès perfumes (launched decades later) are historically inaccurate. I understand why the prop masters chose them, though: they were popular when the film was made and their bottles are beautiful.

borotalco_vintagetinOn the vanity there’s also a tin can of Borotalco Roberts talcum powder.

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