perfumes in movies

Bonjour Tristesse (1958)

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)

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Jade (1995)

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)

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Compagni di scuola (1988)

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)

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Klute (1971)

Bree Daniels (Jane Fonda) is a busy girl: she's an aspiring actress and model who lives in New York and is always tight on money, so she works as a call girl, too. Her flat is tiny but perfectly shows her personality. Her bedside table and vanity are visible for some moments and this gives… Continue reading Klute (1971)

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Friends with Money (2006)

Olivia (Jennifer Aniston) is always tight on money: she used to work as a school teacher but now she's a maid and doesn't earn much. When she finishes a sample tube of moisturiser, she goes through her bathroom drawer to see if there's anything else she can use. On the bathroom counter we can see… Continue reading Friends with Money (2006)

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Seberg (2019)

Jean Seberg (Kristen Stewart) is getting ready for a photoshoot in her beautiful Hollywood mansion. There are some beauty items on her vanity, two of which are by Avon.The first is the dark red jar, which contains body lotion (in the film, the make-up artist puts it on Jean's hands). As I've already pointed out,… Continue reading Seberg (2019)

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Bonjour Tristesse (1958)

After a night of partying and reminiscing, Cecile (Jean Seberg) finally returns home, removes the elegant Givenchy dress she's worn so far and puts her make-up off. To do so, she uses a traditional product like Pond's cold cream. In front of her there are several beauty products, but the most intriguing object is the… Continue reading Bonjour Tristesse (1958)

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Scarface (1983)

I've been curating this project for more than 10 years now. I've covered hundreds of films, thousands of products, but believe me when I say that I still get excited when unexpected gems hide in films that are part of our collective imagery. Take Scarface, for example: the epic crime tale of the rise and… Continue reading Scarface (1983)

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Irma Vep (1996)

While wandering through the corridors of her hotel, Maggie Cheung - in Irma Vep black latex attire - enters a room where a semi-naked woman (interpreted by Arsinée Khanjian, credited as l'américaine) is talking on the phone. Maggie goes into her bathroom and steals a necklace. On the marble counter there are some beauty products,… Continue reading Irma Vep (1996)