Maria’s Lovers (1984)

There are two interesting products on the mantelpiece in the room where the protagonist (Nastassja Kinski) is getting ready.

The first is a perfume box by Dana. The name of the perfume is impossible to read: I believe it’s Tabu, the legendary “parfum de puta” created by Jean Carles and launched in 1932. The film is set in 1946, though, so the box could contain other Dana perfumes – the chypre fruity 20 Carats (1933), the amber Emir (launched in 1935) and the floral Chantilly (1941).

The other product is a round cardboard box of Coty Airspun loose face powder.

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