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Blonde (2022)

A film about Marilyn Monroe would be incomplete without a reference (either verbal or visual) to the perfume she declared she wore to bed. The famous quote about Chanel No. 5 was first published on April 7th, 1952, when the actress appeared on the cover of Life Magazine, and that marked the birth of a legendary connection. No surprises then in seeing a bottle of the French perfume sitting on Marilyn’s dresser.

On the same dresser there’s also a tin can of Pond’s Dream Flower perfumed talc.

Thanks to Alessandra and Jessica for submitting this post.

Chambre 212 (2019)

There are some interesting beauty products in Maria and Richard’s bathroom.

In the glass cabinet there’s a small bottle of Chanel No. 5, a Diptyque candle box and Chanel Démaquillant Yeux Intense gentle biphase eye make-up remover in its box.

On a shelf by the mirror there are other two Chanel products. One is Chanel Pour Monsieur eau de toilette, created by Henri Robert and launched in 1955; the other is Hydra Beauty camellia night mask.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel S04E05 (How to Chew Quietly and Influence People)

Before leaving Shy Baldwin’s wedding party, Susie (Alex Borstein) wants to get a gift bag but Miriam (Rachel Brosnahan) doesn’t agree because she thinks gift bags are “tacky”. She changes her mind when she realises the bags contain Chanel No. 5.

Susie ends up leaving with many gift bags!

What I find strange is that the only perfume bottle seen on the gift bag table is not Chanel No. 5 but Coco (see the black paper strip around the bottle neck). I would be curious to know why the prop masters didn’t use the perfume mentioned in the conversation but opted for a fragrance launched in 1984, decades after the time in which the tv show is set.

Followers S01e03 (Search) and S01E09 (Follower)

From a first, quick glimpse at Limi’s dressing table in E03, the only perfume that stands out is J’Adore, the 1999 Calice Becker creation for Dior, but there’s more.

Thankfully in E09 we get it! On the left side of Limi’s table there’s a Lalique Clairfontaine bottle with the beautiful lily-of-the-valley stopper.

The white box contains a bottle of Christian Louboutin nail polish.

J’Adore makes another appearance, along with Chanel No. 5.

The lovely apple-shaped bottle of Lolita Lempicka can be seen on Limi’s table, too. This is not a surprising choice, because this fruity gourmand fragrance, created by Annick Menardo and launched in 1997, suits the photographer’s personality.

The purple balloon bottle next to Lolita Lempicka is Lanvin Éclat d’Arpège, created by Karine Dubreuil and launched in 2002.

Last, there’s a box of Guerlain Météorites powder pearls.

Thanks to missanneiv for first telling me about this show.

Pose S03E05 (Something Borrowed, Something Blue)

After much toiling and suffering, the big break arrives for Elektra (Dominique Jackson), who finally gets to live the dream of a lifetime – living in luxury. The perfumes on her elegant dressing table reinforce the idea.

Maybe a bit predictable, but a glossy black refillable atomiser of Chanel No. 5 never fails to impress.

The second fragrance, in the small black bottle, is much less mainstream. It’s the original version of Shiseido Zen eau de cologne, created by Josephine Catapano and first launched in 1964. The bottle, beautifully decorated by gold flowers, has an elegant shape, characteristic of Shiseido bottles from the 1960s/1990s.

Auntie Mame (1958)

When Mame (Rosalind Russell) and Patrick (Jan Handzlik) first visit Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside (Mame’s soon-to-be husband) and his family in Georgia, drama ensues: they organise a fox hunt, but Mame has never ridden a horse before. Patrick explains horses can “smell fear.” Mame comments she hopes the horse “likes Chanel No. 5”, thus letting us know the perfume she’s wearing.

La voz humana (2020)

The Woman (Tilda Swinton) is applying mascara in front of a round mirror. The bathroom she’s in is tiled in different colours and is full of beauty products and toiletries.

Starting from the left red-tiled niche, I’ve identified:

Rochas Eau de Rochas bath and shower gel

Chanel La Crème Main hand cream

Perlier Honey Miel bath and shower cream and Thai Coco body lotion

Chanel Paris-Biarritz shower gel

Moving right, there’s the blue-tiled niche, where there are two hair products:

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Touchably Full conditioner

L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil oil-in-milk leave-in hair cream

Now there’s the washbasin counter, packed with bottles of medicines.

The first perfume bottle I’ve spotted is Hermès Eau de Citron Noir cologne.

Then there’s obviously the Chanel No. 5 factice.

Next, three products by Natura Bissé from the C+C Vitamin line – face cream on the far left, sun protection at the top left corner of the washbasin and micellar cleansing water next to the tap.

There’s also a bottle of Chanel Les Beiges foundation among the medicine bottles.

All the right part of the counter is for Chanel make-up items. So we can see

Joues Contraste powder blush

Rouge Allure red lipstick

A cream blush

Poudre Universelle Libre loose powder

Les 4 Ombres eyeshadow palette in Tissé Camélia

Palette Essentiel in Beige Clair

Les Beiges compact powder

Le Lift Lèvres et Contours firming cream.

Last, two toothpastes in a silver glass

One is Marvis Classic Strong Mint toothpaste.

The other is Verkos Kemphor toothpaste.

Pose S01E01 (Pilot)

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chanelno5edp_bornunicornWhen Angel (Indya Moore) goes to a perfume shop inside the Trump Tower for a job opportunity, a factice bottle of Chanel No. 5 can be seen in the background.

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ysl_monparis_bornunicornWhen the perfume counter is shown, some bottles of Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris are shown. It’s a historically inaccurate choice, because this perfume (created by of Olivier Cresp, Harry Fremont and Dora Baghriche) was launched in 2016, thirty-one years after 1987, when the show is set.

I wonder why the prop masters didn’t select the original Paris, the hugely popular YSL fragrance by Sophia Grojsman launched in 1983.