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American Horror Story S05E11 (Battle Royale)

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americanhorrorstory_s05e11_battleroyale_bornunicorn (5)The showdown between the Countess (Lady GaGa) and Ramona Royale (Angela Bassett) opens with a conversation on what they smell like. From the Countess’ remark we learn that Ramona wears Guerlain Shalimar and that her blood smells like walnuts. On the other hand, the Countess’ blood smells like black licorice.

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Ramona’s perfume of choice doesn’t come as a surprise: created by Jacques Guerlain in 1925, this alluring perfume is among the most famous oriental fragrances. Its top notes include vanilla, leather, bergamot, lemon; the middle notes are jasmine, rose, vanilla, orris, patchouli, vetiver, incense, civet; the base notes are vanilla, tonka bean and musk.

If you want to learn more about this iconic perfume, read this amazing post by Monsieur Guerlain.

American Horror Story S05E02 (Chutes and Ladders)

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makeupforever_ultrahdfoundation_bornunicorn oribe_drytexturingspray_bornunicornThere’s Make Up For Ever Ultra HD liquid foundation on Tristan Duffy’s dressing table, along with Oribe dry texturing spray.

americanhorrorstory_s05e02_bornunicorn (2)On another dressing table there are lots of hair styling products, among which Bumble and bumble Prep detangler.

American Horror Story S05E05 (Room Service)

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americanhorrorstory_s05e05_bornunicorn (3)The flashback scene, set in 1984, explaining the metamorphosis of the medical sales representative Nick Pryor (Denis O’Hare) into Liz Taylor is the center of the episode. The Countess (Lady GaGa) doesn’t turn Nick into a vampire, but convinces him to embrace his real self. “You smell like a woman,” she says and he’s not convinced yet: “It’s Paco Rabanne”, he replies, thus stressing the fact that he still clinging to the idea of himself as a man.

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The perfume Nick wears is classic men’s fragrance, an aromatic fougère created by Jean Martel and launched in 1973. According to Fragrantica, its top notes are rosemary, clary sage and brazilian rosewood; middle notes are tonka bean, lavender and geranium; base notes are honey, amber, musk and oakmoss.