Pose S02E05 (What Would Candy Do?)

Let’s take a moment to appreciate this screenshot: Elektra Wintour (Dominique Jackson) is gracing us with a rare smile and gives us the chance to get a closer look at her vanity. The small bottle on it is one of the greatest perfumes of the 1980s, Givenchy Ysatis, an “opulent fragrance that smells like luxury” [1]. Created by Dominique Ropion and launched in 1984, it’s … Continue reading Pose S02E05 (What Would Candy Do?)

Stranger Things S03E01 (Suzie, Do You Copy?)

Nancy has spent the night with Jonathan and she’s in a hurry to get to work. When the camera quickly pans over a dresser in Jonathan’s bedroom, we can see a perfume bottle that definitely belongs to Nancy: it’s Cacharel Anais Anais eau de parfum, a romantic white floral scent created in 1978 by Roger Pellegrino, Robert Gonnon, Paul Leger and Raymond Chaillan. Continue reading Stranger Things S03E01 (Suzie, Do You Copy?)

Pose S02E03 (Butterfly/Cocoon)

There’s a flacon montre of Guerlain Shalimar cologne in the dressing room of the club where Candy works as pole dancer. It’s clear Ryan Murphy, Pose’s showrunner, is a fan of the Guerlain perfume: you may remember it was mentioned in American Horror Story: Hotel (it was Ramona Royale’s signature scent) and in American Horror Story: Roanoke (it was used by Lee Harris). Continue reading Pose S02E03 (Butterfly/Cocoon)

Killing Eve S01E05 (I Have A Thing About Bathrooms)

The assassin Villanelle wears a perfume named after her, which she often uses as a weapon. Not surprisingly, she sends a bottle to Eve Polastri, the MI5 officer who is after her but at the time time obsessed with her. The packaging is luxurious – thick cardboard for the box, satin lining, statement glass bottle. The “spiky” stopper reminds me of the Valentino Uomo bottle. … Continue reading Killing Eve S01E05 (I Have A Thing About Bathrooms)

Pose S01E03 (Giving and Receiving)

Angel (Indya Moore) finally gets her own apartment thanks to Stan. On Christmas Eve she goes through her beauty routine, waiting for her lover to pay her a visit. The pink bottle on her vanity is Xi’a Xi’ang, a perfume launched in 1987 by Charles of the Ritz and later released under the Revlon name. Named after the Chinese word for “imagination”, it was a … Continue reading Pose S01E03 (Giving and Receiving)

Pose S01E01 (Pilot)

When Angel (Indya Moore) goes to a perfume shop inside the Trump Tower for a job opportunity, a factice bottle of Chanel No. 5 can be seen in the background. When the perfume counter is shown, some bottles of Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris are shown. It’s a historically inaccurate choice, because this perfume (created by of Olivier Cresp, Harry Fremont and Dora Baghriche) was launched in 2016, thirty-one … Continue reading Pose S01E01 (Pilot)