Frank Tassone is a superintendent in Long Island: he's successfully brought the local high school - Roslyn High School - among the top schools of the country. He's appreciated by his colleagues, students and parents. He's always carefully groomed and loves using beauty products. In the opening scene he uses Lucky You by Liz Claiborne.… Continue reading Bad Education (2019)
Frank Tassone's bathroom perfectly mirrors his character and his love for grooming. He uses Chapstick lip balm and Ultra Brite toothpaste. His perfume is Ralph Lauren Safari for Men, a fragrance first launched in 1992.
Max Baron (James Spader) is getting ready for a friend's bachelor party. On his bathroom counter there are two bottles of Ralph Lauren Polo, an aromatic fragrance created by Carlos Benaim and launched in 1978.
There are two Guerlain perfumes in the bedroom Yasmin has in Beshraavi's mansion. One is the flacon chauve souris of Shalimar. The other is a flacon bouchon coeur, but it's hard to tell what perfume it contains, since the front sticker is not clearly visible. I'm still thinking about the white ribbed bottle standing between… Continue reading Arabesque (1966)
While Cecile (Jean Seberg) is applying sunscreen on Elsa's shoulders, Raymond (David Niven) is reading a magazine with an interesting back cover. A few instants later the magazine is fully visible: it's Elle. The back cover advertises a very popular French perfume - Soir de Paris by Bourjois. Created by Ernest Beaux (Chanel No. 5's… Continue reading Bonjour Tristesse (1958)
Matt exposes Trina's affairs by displaying pictures of them on her vanity. It's a cruel and dramatic scene, but it gives us the chance to see some of the beauty products she uses. The bottles of perfume are by Maitre Perfumeur et Gantier (the one at the centre of the vanity) and Annick Goutal (on… Continue reading Jade (1995)
Federica (Nancy Brilli) is a glamourous woman who invites her high-school class mates to her beautiful mansion 15 years after their diploma. They will reminisce the best years of their lives but also bitterly reflect on their present. The opening sequence is set in the hostess' bedroom, where's she's applying her make-up. The first object… Continue reading Compagni di scuola (1988)