Dalia (Francine Racette) has convinced Roberto (Michael Brandon) to take a bath. In his bathroom there are two perfume boxes, a prelude to the bottles which will be soon seen by the tub.
The large bottle with silverish gold stopper is Atkinsons English Lavender, a timeless fragrance which was very popular in Italy in those years.
When Dalia joins Roberto in the tub, we can get a better look at the other bottle, squared with black stopper.
It’s another fragrance by Atkinsons – the eau de cologne Executive.
There’s a large splash bottle of Atkinsons English Lavender cologne in Glauco’s study.
This chypre fragrance was first created in 1799 by the British perfumeur James Atkinson.
This beautiful picture of Monica Vitti was taken by photographer Rodrigo Pais on August 1st, 1961 in Rome: the Italian actress was on the set of Michelangelo Antonioni’s L’eclisse.
My attention was caught by the square glass bottle sitting on the left of her dressing table. It’s an Atkinsons cologne, very popular in Italy. I’m not sure if it’s English Lavender or Gold Medal, though.
I’ve also spotted another popular drugstore beauty product, Roberts rosewater. You may remember the same bottle was seen in a film starring Vitti, Modesty Blaise (1966) by Joseph Losey.