Matt exposes Trina’s affairs by displaying pictures of them on her vanity. It’s a cruel and dramatic scene, but it gives us the chance to see some of the beauty products she uses.
The bottles of perfume are by Maitre Perfumeur et Gantier (the one at the centre of the vanity) and Annick Goutal (on the mirrored tray on the right).
There’s also a Chanel toning lotion. Something similar can be seen in a 1970s ad: at the time the product was called Lotion Tonique Refraichissante.
In the picture above there’s another Chanel product – the make-up remover Démaquillant Douceur, in the squared bottle used in the 1990s.
There’s an Annick Goutal perfume on Suzy Miller’s dressing table.
This is an unfortunate prop choice because the scene is set in 1975, while the French perfume house appeared on the market in 1980, five years later.
When agents M. J. Monahan and Reuben Goetz pay a visit to doctor Helen Hudson, the woman they’re protecting, we can get a look at her busy dressing table.
The first thing that has caught my attention is the perfume on the left – the 1980s classic Valentino. Created by Pierre Dinand and first launched in 1979, is a floral powerhouse. I still remember when my mother wore it: I was in heaven because it smelled amazing on her.
On the bottom left there’s Elizabeth Arden Lip Spa lipstick.
When the camera pans to M. J. (Holly Hunter), we can also see an Annick Goutal perfume (behind the blue box with red tassel) and a factice of Guerlain Shalimar in the background.
There’s a bottle of Annick Goutal perfume in the MacFarlands’ hotel bathroom. The fluted bottle with the gold stopper and white paper label is the trademark of the French brand; too bad this choice is historically inaccurate. As a matter of fact, Goutal opened her first boutique in 1981, almost twenty years after the story told in the film (set in 1962).
The dressing table in Lucy Carrigan’s bedroom is pretty busy, but one bottle has caught my attention – the third from the left.
The label and the golden bow mean one thing only: Annick Goutal. It’s not the trademark fluted bottle, but the squared one, which I believe can be dated back to the late 1980s. It’s impossible to read the paper label, so we can only assume it could be Gardenia Passion (created by Goutal herself after a trip to Japan and launched in 1989), Eau d’Hadrien (the first fragrance of the French maison, created by Goutal and Francis Camail and launched in 1981) or Eau de Charlotte (created by Goutal for her step-daughter and launched in 1982). I’m not sure if other scents were released in squared bottles, though.
Annick Goutal Un Matin d’Orage perfume, Lancôme La Laque Fever lipgloss, Maybelline Great Lash mascara and a Sinful Colors nail polish in Emily’s bedroom.
Thanks to my reader Mich for the mascara id.
Tobias (David Cross) tries some perfumes in Maggie’s bathroom, among which an Annick Goutal one.
Robert Piguet, Annick Goutal, L’Artisan Parfumeur, Juliette Has a Gun perfumes.
Elie Saab Le Parfum, Annick Goutal, Chanel Coco Noir and Paco Rabanne Lady Million perfumes on Lindsay Lohan’s dressing table.