Mr Selfridge S04E01

Guerlain, Caron and Jean Patou perfumes are displayed at Selfridge’s beauty department. From the far left: there are Guerlain Mitsouko (in the flacon bouchon coeur) and Vol de Nuit (in the flacon rayonnant) on a tray. On the glass counter there are Jean Patou Colony (in the quirky pineapple bottle) and L’Heure Attendue. While I appreciate the choice of displaying these beautiful bottles, there’s a … Continue reading Mr Selfridge S04E01

Mr Selfridge S04E01

Kitty’s perfume counter is packed with Jean Patou fragrances. We can see several bottles of Joy and three smaller bottles.One of the most famous white floral perfumes, Joy was created by Henri Almeras and launched in 1930. Colony, launched in 1938, is another creation by Almeras. The bottle originally had a peculiar pineapple shape. The miniature on the left is another Patou perfume, but it’s impossible … Continue reading Mr Selfridge S04E01

Mr Selfridge S02E02

Kitty Hawkins (Amy Beth Hayes) is mad at Frank Edwards (Samuel West): he tries to make up with her and visits the make-up counter at Selfridges. He asks for advice: he wants to give something special to someone special (her ;)). She plays along: she suggests “a new perfume” by Guerlain, which happens to be Mitsouko in the traditional flacon bouchon coeur. This is a historically … Continue reading Mr Selfridge S02E02

Mr Selfridge S02E01

When Lady Loxley (Katherine Kelly) visits Selfridges with her husband, Kitty Hawkins (Amy Beth Hayes) tells her the Yardley face cream she wanted has arrived. The teal glass jars displayed on the counter are by Yardley, but they originally contained English Lavender brilliantine. On the same counter, some bottles of Lily of the Valley (an original Selfridges perfume) can be seen. Continue reading Mr Selfridge S02E01

Mr Selfridge S02E03

There are lots of Bourjois products at the cosmetics counter. The beautiful round pots made of paper in pastel colours are from the Ashes of series, which included several lines in several scents: rose, lily, violet, carnation, wall flower, lavender, gardenia, sandal, heliotrope, mimosa/muguet, jasmine/iris. According to Grace Hummel, Ashes of Roses, created by Ernest Beaux, was first launched in France in 1909, in the … Continue reading Mr Selfridge S02E03