perfumes in tv shows

Pose S01E01 (Pilot)

When 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. When 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… Continue reading Pose S01E01 (Pilot)

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American Horror Story S08E04 (Could It Be… Satan?)

Before leaving the Hawthorne School, Cordelia Goode (Sarah Paulson) and Myrtle Snow (Frances Conroy) comment on the smell in the air. Myrtle can't bear it: she states Bourbon Street in New Orleans smells like Chanel No. 5 in comparison.

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Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (2017)

The opening scene of the film sees the actress Gloria Grahame is in her dressing room at the Dukes Theatre in Lancaster, UK, unpacking her toiletries and getting ready to perform in The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams [1]. She takes out a can of L'Oreal Elnett hairspray. The perfume sitting on the dressing table is… Continue reading Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (2017)

perfumes in photography

Belles Filles, 1977

Belles Filles is a photoshoot by Guy Bourdin released in 1977. Some distinctive elements of the French photographer's style are present in the picture above - the dreamy atmosphere, satin clothes, high heels - along with a beautiful set of famous perfumes. The first of the perfumes on the washbasin is Chanel No. 5, originally… Continue reading Belles Filles, 1977

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Rolling Thunder (1977)

There's a bottle of Estee Lauder Youth Dew perfume on the dresser in Johnny Vohden's bedroom. The warm spicy fragrance, created in 1953 by Josephine Catapano, was the first released by the American cosmetic brand. The Youth Dew iconic ribbed bottle with the golden ribbon can be seen when Johnny takes his Vietnam War tags… Continue reading Rolling Thunder (1977)

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Material Girl (1985)

There are toiletries and perfume bottles on the protagonist's dressing table. Some of them are generic vanity bottles, but we can give a name to others. The tall ribbed bottle with gold cap, for example, is the Guerlain natural spray cologne bottle, used for different fragrances from 1964 to 1977. The black bottle with gold… Continue reading Material Girl (1985)

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Stardust Memories (1980)

Dorrie (Charlotte Rampling) appreciates Sandy's aftershave. Like a madeleine, that scent brings back memories from her childhood. Sandy (Woody Allen) gets the reference to À la recherche du temps perdu by Marcel Proust and jokingly comments he's wearing Proustian Rush by Chanel. The reason why the French maison has never produced a perfume with such an… Continue reading Stardust Memories (1980)

perfumes in movies

Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)

Claire Gregory (Mimi Rogers) and Mike Keegan go shopping at a luxury department store. She's an habitual customer, so she greets the sales assistant sitting at the perfume counter. Among the several bottles on the counter, I've spotted a Chanel perfume in three sizes, a giant bottle of Jean Desprez Bal à Versailles eau de… Continue reading Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)

stars' vanities/make-up cases/cabinets in real life

Gillian Anderson’s Dressing Room

Gillian Anderson posted this picture on her Twitter account on June 1st. It was taken in her dressing room at the St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York, where she performed as Blanche DuBois in a production of A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, directed by Benedict Andrews. Originally performed at the Young Vic in… Continue reading Gillian Anderson’s Dressing Room

perfumes in tv shows

Deutschland 83 E01 (Quantum Jump)

Lenora Rauch (Maria Schrader) gives her sister Ingrid (Carina N. Wiese) a bottle of Chanel no. 5 as a present for her birthday. The perfume is not visible but the white box with black trims is unmistakable. No wonder Ingrid is so happy: Chanel no. 5 is literally a piece of European culture she's not… Continue reading Deutschland 83 E01 (Quantum Jump)