Leoni al sole (1961)

There’s a quintessentially Italian beauty product on the vanity in Giulia’s bedroom: it’s Acqua distillata alle rose by Roberts, a classic rose water that’s available everywhere in Italy. But there’s another item that has captured my attention: a Guerlain flacon montre. The teal disk tells us it’s Mitsouko. Not your ordinary summer scent, but it’s not surprising: Giulia (Franca Valeri) is a chic/snobbish character, so … Continue reading Leoni al sole (1961)

Always Be My Maybe (2019)

Sasha (Ali Wong) and Marcus (Randall Park) are getting ready to attend an event. On the counter there are some travel-size bottles of L’Occitane products: the dark green bottles with pink labels are conditioner and shampoo from the Repairing line, while the third bottle on the right is the bath and shower gel from the Cherry Blossom line. Sasha is applying L’Occitane shea butter intensive … Continue reading Always Be My Maybe (2019)

Shopgirl (2005)

Lisa Cramer (Bridgette Wilson-Sampras) works as a sales assistant in the beauty department at Saks. In some scenes of the film she’s literally surrounded by Lancôme products.  In the first image, there’s a factice of Miracle, a creation by Harry Fremont and Alberto Morillas launched in 2000, and two bottles of Trésor body lotion and shower gel. In the second picture there are boxes of Miracle and some skincare … Continue reading Shopgirl (2005)

The Hunger (1983)

The moment in which a movie character opens a bathroom cabinet is always thrilling. I personally get the chills because I know I’m about to see something interesting in it. Sarah Roberts’ cabinet, for example, is a very simple but intriguing one. On the bottom shelf there are a spray bottle of Evian Water and a bottle of Johnson’s Baby Powder. I’m a bit on … Continue reading The Hunger (1983)

Padroni di casa (2012)

There are medicines and beauty products on a tray by Moira’s bed. The white jar with the cap printed in blue letters is Crema Calendula by Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica Santa Maria Novella. This is still on the market, but with a different packaging (tube instead of jar).There’s another white jar: this has the capital “s” engraved on the cap. It’s by Sisley but it’s impossible to … Continue reading Padroni di casa (2012)