One of the most intense and emotional moments in a VERY intense and emotional episode was the conversation between Candy (Angelica Ross) and her mother (Patrice Johnson Chevannes). In particular, a memory from the past is brought up: as a young boy, Candy wore her mother's perfume, a symbol of the "silent pact" she thought… Continue reading Pose S02E04 (Never Knew Love Like This Before)
When Damon (Ryan Jamaal Swain) first meets Ricky (Dyllon Burnside), he asks him if he took a bath in Kouros cologne. This is a lovely namedrop, because it refers to the Yves Saint Laurent perfume that really defined a decade. Created by Pierre Bourdon and launched in 1981, it was unforgettable in its original formulation,… Continue reading Pose S01E02 (Access)
Elektra Abundance (Dominique Jackson) likes flaunting her luxurious lifestyle and when she goes to bail Blanca out of jail, she reinforces this attitude. She charms a police officer who's interested in her perfume: she explains it's Caron Poivre, a very expensive perfume that an ordinary police officer has obviously never smelt before. This is an… Continue reading Pose S01E02 (Access)
Before leaving the Hawthorne School, Cordelia Goode (Sarah Paulson) and Myrtle Snow (Frances Conroy) comment on the smell in the air. Myrtle can't bear it: she states Bourbon Street in New Orleans smells like Chanel No. 5 in comparison.
Nash (Ennis Esmer) and other members of the Red Oaks Club staff are having an outdoor party. When asked what his blood tastes like to mosquitoes, he replies: "Cardamom and Drakkar Noir." No surprise he namedrops the perfume by Guy Laroche. Created by Pierre Wargnye in 1982, it was basically everywhere in the 1980s.
There has been a bag swap at the Red Oaks Club: Wheeler (Oliver Cooper) realises what has happened when he finds a bottle of Williams Aqua Velva after-shave lotion in the bag which turns out to be Herb's.
Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron) asks the wannabe wrestlers what their "special abilities" are. Sheila the She-Wolf (Gayle Rankin) explains she has "a very acute sense of smell." Sam tries her: what cologne is he wearing? She replies: "Drakkar Noir." The TV show is set in the 1980s, so this reference is very accurate: the Guy… Continue reading Glow S01E02 (Slouch. Submit)
Bella Crawford (Gina Torres) is a very elegant woman, so no wonder she wears an "exquisite" and exclusive perfume. Dr. Lecter's description is a clear reference to its name: it's "similar to the aroma on the air just after lightning strikes," an elaborate nod to JAR Bolt of Lightning. Created by Joel Arthur Rosenthal and launched in… Continue reading Hannibal S01E05 (Coquilles)
With Lee Harris on the run, sieged in the Roanoke House, people are desperate to know more about her. Actor William Van Henderson (Denis O'Hare), who played Dr. Elias Cunningham in My Roanoke Nightmare, appears on the news, but he can't say much about her. They briefly met at Paley Fest 2015: he remembers she… Continue reading American Horror Story S06E10
Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) compliments Audrey Horne (Sherilyn Fenn) on her perfume. Even if no more is said about it, I'm pretty sure she got it at Horne's perfume counter, the place where both Laura Palmer and Ronette Pulaski worked. What perfume would Audrey wear? Things to bear in mind while you choose: the tv show… Continue reading Twin Peaks S01E03 (Rest in Pain)