Brigitte Bardot’s Dressing Table

This picture, taken in 1973, shows Bardot sitting at her dressing table. Most of the bottles on it are decorative, but there are some real flacons too. On the right there are two Guerlain bottles. The white container decorated with a blue floral pattern is the refillable atomiser of Shalimar, while the fluted one is the spray version of Shalimar eau de cologne. Behind them, … Continue reading Brigitte Bardot’s Dressing Table

Alessandro Michele’s Perfume Collection

Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele published this picture in his Instagram Stories some days ago. It’s unclear whether all these perfumes belong to him or to somebody else, but nonetheless let’s bask in the beauty of this nocturnal shot.Starting from the left, I’ve spotted Xaris, a frankincense resinous fragrance by the Florentine brand Aquaflor. Then there’s a French classic: Snob by Le Galion, originally created … Continue reading Alessandro Michele’s Perfume Collection

Marc Almond’s Dressing Table

I’ve got a thing for Marc Almond’s dressing rooms. The British singer is often on tour, and he frequently posts pictures of the make-up products he wears in concert. The one above was taken in June 2018, backstage at the Let’s Rock Bristol festival.Starting from the left, there are NARS Soft Velvet loose powder and Dior Nude Air pressed face powder.The silver tube topped by … Continue reading Marc Almond’s Dressing Table

Joan Collins’ Dressing Table

Beautiful Joan Collins looked gorgeous in this picture from the 1950s. Some intriguing charm is imparted by the several bottles sitting on her vanity, too. From the left, there are two Rochas bottles, one of which has the glass stopper. I’d like to say this was Femme, but I’m not 100% sure: other three perfumes – Mousseline, Mouche and La Rose – were housed in … Continue reading Joan Collins’ Dressing Table

Keith Richards’ Library

This picture of Keith Richards was taken by Christopher Simon Sykes in 1995 in the guitarist’s mansion in Weston, Connecticut. Published in the book Rock Stars at Home (2019) by Chris Charlesworth, Eddi Fiegel, Bryan Reesman, Colin Salter, Simon Spence and Daryl Easlea, the portrait shows Richards in his library, lounging on a velvet sofa. What caught my attention is on the desk on the … Continue reading Keith Richards’ Library