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Naked (1993)

When Johnny visits the woman in the window (Deborah MacLaren), we can see some beauty products on glass shelf. The brown spray bottle is Vidal Sassoon blow styling lotion. The bottle next to it looks like a talcum powder bottle; it reminds me of Crabtree & Evelyn old packaging, but not sure about it.

The floral bottle with silver stopper surely stirs some nostalgia: it’s the Cacharel best seller Anais Anais, a romantic white floral scent created in 1978 by Roger Pellegrino, Robert Gonnon, Paul Leger and Raymond Chaillan.

Valley Girl (1983)

Julie, the film’s protagonist, is an only child but she’s hardly ever alone: she spends most of her time with her friends. Stacey (Heidi Holicker) is one of her closest friends: she often visits Julie at home, where they spend time together. In this scene, Stacey is painting her nails on a clear acrylic paint station which also works as organiser. It contains nail polish bottles and two perfumes.

There’s a miniature of Cacharel Anais Anais, which Julie owns in full size, too. It’s a lovely choice for someone trendy like Julie: the first Cacharel perfume, launched in 1978, was very popular in the 1980s.

On the other hand, the second perfume is quite surprising: it’s the now-discontinued Inoui by Shiseido, launched in 1976, described by Elena Vosnaki as a fragrance where “the alliance of juniper, with its gin-like background, with galbanum and pine, gives the initial jolt of seemingly frozen nostrils, icicles growing up your brain, which becomes the prelude for the harmony of peachy florals in the heart with a classic chypre base.” It sounds appealing, doesn’t it? That’s why finding it in the bedroom of a Valley Girl, someone who’s stereotypically interested in shopping, partying and dating, is so unusual.

Thanks to concepteaux for the Shiseido id.

Stranger Things S03E01 (Suzie, Do You Copy?)

strangerthings_s03e0_bornunicorn (2)cacharel_anaisanais_bornunicornNancy has spent the night with Jonathan and she’s in a hurry to get to work. When the camera quickly pans over a dresser in Jonathan’s bedroom, we can see a perfume bottle that definitely belongs to Nancy: it’s Cacharel Anais Anais eau de parfum, a romantic white floral scent created in 1978 by Roger Pellegrino, Robert Gonnon, Paul Leger and Raymond Chaillan.

Red Oaks S02E09 (The Wedding)

CacharelAnaisAnais_bornunicornThere’s a bottle of Cacharel Anais Anais perfume in the bathroom where Karen (Gage Golightly) is crying, not sure whether to marry Barry or not. It’s unclear if the girl is wearing this perfume, but it would be perfect for her. I personally see this white floral, created in 1978 by Roger Pellegrino, Robert Gonnon, Paul Leger and Raymond Chaillan, as one of the most romantic fragrances ever.

ABBA’s Dressing Room

abba_dressingroom_bornunicorn (1)A couple of weeks ago, my friend Raffaella went to Stockholm, where she visited ABBA The Museum. She sent me some awesome pictures of the band’s dressing tables, so let’s see what’s on them.

CacharelAnaisAnais_bornunicornOn the left, next to the metal suitcase, there’s a box of Cacharel Anaïs Anaïs, the ultra-feminine and romantic perfume created in 1978 by Roger Pellegrino, Robert Gonnon, Paul Leger and Raymond Chaillan. The yellow bottle next to it is probably a shampoo or a shower gel; the brand is LdB (Lait de Beauté), a very famous Swedish brand established in 1948.

elnetthairspray_vintage_bornunicornThere’s also the unmistakable golden can of L’Oreal Elnett Satin hairspray.

diorspraybottle_bornunicornNext to the hairspray, there’s the spray bottle of a Dior scent. The front label is not visible, so it’s impossible to tell exactly what perfume it is. It could be the Miss Dior cologne, the Eau Fraiche, Miss Dior eau de toilette, Diorissimo eau de toilette, or another Dior perfume who had the same bottle.

oilofolayvintage_bornunicornJust behind the glass, there’s a bottle of Oil of Olay moisturizing fluid.

angie-everhart-rive-gauche-yves-saint-laurent_bornunicornThere’s the beautiful royal blue, black and silver metal bottle of Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, too. Created by Michael Hy and launched in 1971, it’s a floral aldehyde scent.

givenchyiii_bornunicornOn the far right there’s a bottle of Givenchy III, created by Pierre Dinand and launched in 1970 to celebrate the opening of the Givenchy store on 3 Avenue George V in Paris.

l'orealvintagelipstick_bornunicornIn the front row there are make-up products, among which a box of Kryolan false eyelashes and a Color Riche lipstick by L’Oreal. I’m not sure about this last id, though. L’Oreal lipsticks used to have a dark (aubergine?) case in the 1980s; ABBA’s last album, The Visitors, was released in 1981: had L’Oreal introduced the gold-case lipsticks yet? 

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vintageniveacreme_bornunicornninaricci_lairdutempsfluted_bornunicornOn another table we can see a tin box of Nivea Creme. Next to it, an amphora-shaped bottle with gold cap: this is Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps. Despite being famous for its twin-dove fluted bottle, the perfume (eau de toilette version) was sold in this more basic bottle in the 1970s and 1980s.

rochasmadamerochasspray_bornunicornThere’s also a spray bottle of Rochas Madame Rochas, a Guy Robert creation launched in 1960.

elizabetharden_vintagecompact_bornunicornThe black compact in the centre front row is an eyeshadow palette by Elizabeth Arden. There’s another black compact on the right: I think it’s by Yves Saint Laurent (see the red and black logo with gold lettering), but I personally have no memory of black make-up cases, only gold ones.