The scene where Carol (Angela Bassett) gets a drastic hair make-over thanks to Erin (Heidi Gardner) takes place at a real NYC’s Lower East Side salon, the Fringe. So it’s quite obvious to see the salon’s own haircare line (Fringe & Friends, launched in 2007) on display, along with the ubiquitous Mason & Pearson brush.
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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.
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.
During an interview Tina Turner (Angela Bassett) did in 1964, we can get a glimpse of her dressing table, on which I spotted a bottle of Christian Dior Eau Fraîche. This citrus fragrance was created by Edmond Roudnitska and launched in 1953.
This is the interview that the real Tina Turner did in 1964. Like in the film, Ike Turner was sitting there, but didn’t say a word.