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A Single Man (2009)

asingleman_bornunicornWhile Charlotte (Julianne Moore) is applying eye-liner, we can get a glimpse of her dressing table.

esteelauder_youthdewcolognesplash_bornunicornThere are two versions of Estee Lauder Youth Dew, the perfume created by Josephine Catapano in 1953: the aqua blue spray bottle contains the eau de parfum, while the glass bottle contains the cologne.

tomfordesteelauderazureesoileilfaceglow_bornunicorntomfordesteelauderazureesoleilcompact_bornunicornThe other three products are from Tom Ford x Estee Lauder Azurée Soleil collection, launched in 2006: they are the Face Glow (in the tall bottle with fluted stopper), the Sunbronzer mirror compact and the Cheek Glow stick.

A Single Man (2009)

tumblr_n0yoq8uvyv1sm54eyo1_1280There’s a Guerlain flacon montre with glass stopper on Charley’s bed-side table. The central disk of the label is not visible, so it’s hard to tell what perfume it contained. It’s dark, though, so we can make some assumptions.

guerlainodecologne_bornunicornIt could be Ode, with the purple disk.

guerlainvoldenuitcologne_vintage_bornunicornOr Vol de Nuit, with the navy blue disk.

guerlain_jickycologne_bornunicornIt could also be Jicky, with the burgundy disk.

guerlainliucologne_vintage_bornunicornOr Liu, with the black disk.

guerlainmitsoukocologne_bornunicornOr even Mitsouko, with the emerald green disk.

Which Guerlain cologne do you think could suit the character? I would see her wearing Jicky, with its fresh spicy notes, or Liu, with its beautiful opening of aldehydes and bergamot.