Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

A Nina Ricci Lalique classic flacon can be seen on Mameha’s dressing table. Even if there’s no way to know the exact perfume it contained, we can say it’s a historically inaccurate choice: the first Nina Ricci fragrance – Coeur Jolie – was launched in 1946 and the worldwide famous L’air du Temps in 1948. The scene above is set well before those years.

Moreover, this particular splash bottle with octagonal stopper appeared on the market in 1968 – another reason why it looks absolutely out of place on the dressing table of a Kyoto geisha in the 1930s/early 1940.

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