Le dîner de cons (1998)


Pierre Brochant (Thierry Lhermitte) is a Parisian publisher who attends an “idiots’ dinner” every week with his posh friends: they usually invite an “idiot” and ridicule him during the dinner. The “idiot” he’s selected is François Pignon (Jacques Villeret), who works at the Finance Ministry. Pierre’s plan is disrupted by a sudden back pain which will keep him in bed; from there, comedy ensues.

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The perfumes on the bedside table in Pierre’s bedroom belong to his wife Christine. They are classy French perfumes, exactly what we would expect a chic bourgeois woman to wear.


The black bottle with red stopper is Joy by Jean Patou, the white floral fragrance created by Henri Almeras in 1930.


The tall bottle is a perfume by L’Artisan Parfumeur. This is one of the first bottle designs of the French brand: it’s not clear if it’s the very first (8-side bottle) or a more recent version (7-side bottle). We know it’s an old bottle also because the gold stopper is round and not geometric. The front label is pink and only one perfume with this packaging was released before the film: Drôle de Rose. Created by Olivia Giacobetti, it was launched in 1996.

Thanks to concepteaux for submitting this post.

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