Alessandro Michele’s Perfume Collection

Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele published this picture in his Instagram Stories some days ago. It’s unclear whether all these perfumes belong to him or to somebody else, but nonetheless let’s bask in the beauty of this nocturnal shot.Starting from the left, I’ve spotted Xaris, a frankincense resinous fragrance by the Florentine brand Aquaflor. Then there’s a French classic: Snob by Le Galion, originally created … Continue reading Alessandro Michele’s Perfume Collection

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018)

I think Xavier Dolan must have a thing for perfumes mothers wear. In his films, there’s often a moment in which the protagonist’s mother explains what perfume she’s wearing [1], so I guess this must have something to do with a personal obsession of the director. In this case, Grace (Susan Sarandon) is wearing Nina Ricci L’air du temps, the classic floral/spicy creation by Francis … Continue reading The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018)

Valley Girl (1983)

Julie, the film’s protagonist, is an only child but she’s hardly ever alone: she spends most of her time with her friends. Stacey (Heidi Holicker) is one of her closest friends: she often visits Julie at home, where they spend time together. In this scene, Stacey is painting her nails on a clear acrylic paint station which also works as organiser. It contains nail polish … Continue reading Valley Girl (1983)