A film about Marilyn Monroe would be incomplete without a reference (either verbal or visual) to the perfume she declared she wore to bed. The famous quote about Chanel No. 5 was first published on April 7th, 1952, when the actress appeared on the cover of Life Magazine, and that marked the birth of a legendary connection. No surprises then in seeing a bottle of the French perfume sitting on Marilyn’s dresser.
When Cyn (Joan Cusak) opens a bathroom cabinet, there are several interesting skincare and bodycare products.
Starting from the top shelf, from left to right:
The white jar with grey cap is Lancôme Forté-Vital firming eye cream. The black bottle with grey stopper is from the same brand, but I haven’t been able to identify the exact product.
There are four bottles by Erno Laszlo. The first from the left is definitely an oil or a lotion, while the others probably contained Shake-It tinted treatment.
On the second shelf there are three products by Crabtree & Evelyn. The tin container of talcum powder is part of the Damask Rose collection. Next there’s a bottle of Rosewater foaming bath gel and a soap box.
The box on the third shelf belongs to the bath gel on the second shelf.
The bathroom of the London hotel where Judy Garland (Renee Zellweger) is staying hides two British gems – both by Floris.
The first bottle on the left sitting on the top glass shelf is a Floris perfume. Unable to tell more about the exact fragrance, but the tall stopper is quite distinctive.
On the bottom shelf sits another Floris product – the concentrated bath essence in the big pyramid-shaped bottle with gold stopper.
On the bottom shelf there’s another bottle decorated with what looks like a ribbon. If so, it could be a Penhaligon’s fragrance, possibly Cornubia, a spectacular white floral launched in 1910 and now sadly discontinued.
There’s a bottle of Chanel Allure in Rachel’s bathroom. The floral fragrance by Jacques Polge was launched in 1996. Next to it there’s a bottle of Bvlgari Pour Femme, a powdery creation by Sophia Grojsman launched in 1994.
By the bath tub there’s Clarins Huile “Anti-Eau” body treatment oil.
Twins Hardy and Thomas are taking a bath. On the white dresser on the left there are several products by Ortigia, a Florence-based company founded in 2006 by English enterpreneur Sue Townsend (one of the founders of Crabtree & Evelyn in 1968).