Blonde (2022)

A film about Marilyn Monroe would be incomplete without a reference (either verbal or visual) to the perfume she declared she wore to bed. The famous quote about Chanel No. 5 was first published on April 7th, 1952, when the actress appeared on the cover of Life Magazine, and that marked the birth of a legendary connection. No surprises then in seeing a bottle of the French perfume sitting on Marilyn’s dresser.

On the same dresser there’s also a tin can of Pond’s Dream Flower perfumed talc.

Thanks to Alessandra and Jessica for submitting this post.

Do Revenge (2022)

Drea (Camila Mendes) working on her sewing machine is a good occasion to let us take a look at her dressing table, which is full of interesting products.

First of all, there’s a tube of Glossier Body Hero daily perfecting cream.

There are some perfume bottles on the left, one of which is quite surprising.

The tall fluted bottle with gold stopper is a Bernard Chant creation from 1965 – the chypre woody Imprevu by Coty. It’s such an unusual sighting that I would really love to know how it was picked by the prop masters. Did they want to give a vintage feel to the dressing table?

There’s also a Glossier beauty bag.

In the white ceramic bowl there are several Glossier make-up products, among which the Skywash sheer matte lid tint in Terra (burnt sienna).

On the far right side of the table there are two skincare products by Joanna Vargas – the Vitamin C face wash and the daily serum.

Kärlek & Anarki S01E01 (Hur allt började)

There are so many interesting skincare products on Sofie’s bathroom shelf, most of them by Scandinavian brands.

The white tube on the far left is from the Dermalogica Powerbright line. Unclear if it’s the moisturizer or the overnight cream.

The tall white and grey pump bottle is another Dermalogica product – the special cleansing gel.

The tall baby blue bottle is a product by the Swedish brand Estelle & Thild – the 3-in-1 cleansing foam.

The small glass bottle contains Olaplex No. 7 bonding oil.

The tall bottles with silver caps are other two products by Estelle & Thild. The first from the left is the firming anti-age cream, the second contains the night recovery anti-age cream.

Thanks to a different angle we can see other two Dermalogica products – the Solar Defense Booster SPF50 in the small bottle with grey cap and the Daily Resurfacer exfoliating pouches in the metal jar.

There’s also Byredo Carrousel scented candle in the black jar.

The very last product I have identified is the refining exfoliating toner by the Swedish brand Björk & Berries.

Thanks to my reader Sylvinka for submitting this post.

Gli indifferenti (1964)

Lisa (Shelley Winters) and her friend Maria Grazia (Paulette Goddard) are spending some time together while relaxing: they discuss about the upcoming social events they want to go to.

On a small table behind Lisa there’s a splash bottle of Guerlain Eau de Cologne Impériale, created by Pierre François Pascal Guerlain for Empress Eugenie in 1853.

On a table between the two friends there’s a bottle of Acqua distillata alle rose by Roberts, a classic rose water that’s available everywhere in Italy.

The Sandman S01E09 (Collectors)

There are two interesting perfumes on Lyta’s dressing table. And they are very much so because this scene has an unusual setting: this table is in the house that Lyta’s deceased husband Hector has built for them in the Dreaming.

They are probably perfumes that the woman already wears on the ordinary plan of reality or maybe they have been selected to be worn in a different dimension.

The first fragrance (boxed) is Chanel Coco eau de toilette. It’s an amber spicy creation by Jacques Polge, first launched in 1984.

The second, in the gold bottle, is the extrait de parfum of Yves Saint Laurent Cinéma, an amber floral fragrance created by Jacques Cavallier and launched in 2004.

Thanks to LePetitCivet and reveur_etc for the YSL id.

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