There are several bottles on the bathroom shelf in Thomas’ studio.
The dark green bottle on the far left is the atomiser of Rochas Moustache eau de cologne. This fougère fragrance, created by Edmond Roudnitska, was launched in 1949.
Behind Moustache there’s a tall bottle with red stopper: it’s Eau de Quinine hair tonic by Pinaud.
The most intriguing bottle sits on the far right side of the shelf: it’s the one made of frosted glass and with gold stopper.
It’s Lenthéric Onyx cologne, launched in 1964 and now discontinued.
4 thoughts on “Blow-Up (1966)”
Awesome work. Thank you!
Blow Up is mandatory viewing for anyone who wants a strong, comprehensive view of cinema classics. It’s Antonioni’s swinging London mystery and mood masterpiece, far more accessible than most of his intentionally slow, arty films (which I also love).
David Hennings stars as a famous photographer, based somewhat on real life ‘60s London photographer David Bailey. Super stylish, it’s great to know what fragrances and grooming products such a stylish character would use.
Thanks again for the research. Great job!
You’re welcome. Rewatching the film and identifying the products in the protagonist’s bathroom was a pleasure
David Hemmings, actually.
He plays a photographer again in the super groovy trashathon version of Jacqueline Suzanne’s The Love Machine. Highly recommended to fans of unintentionally hilarious bad cinema.
Thank you for the recommendation. I have never heard of this film, now I want to watch it! Hemmings is such an iconic actor. He’s unforgettable in Dario Argento’s Profondo rosso, too