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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