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Endeavour S02E03 (Sway)

endeavour_s02e03_bornunicorn (1)atkinsonscalifornianpoppy_bornunicornMrs. Haldane, one of the victims of a mysterious strangler, had a very busy dressing table. Among her perfumes, there’s a bottle of Californian Poppy, a fragrance by Josephine Kell Ltd. The picture above refers to the 1940s version of the perfume, while the bottle seen in the tv show has a different shape and a different lettering on the front label.

worthjereviens_cologne_bornunicornThe round bottle in front of Californian Poppy is the eau de cologne version of Worth Je Reviens, a floral aldehyde fragrance created by Maurice Blanchet and launched in 1932.

Crabtree___Evelyn_Gardeners_Hand_Therapy_bornunicornThe brown tube looks like Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners hand therapy cream.

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madamerochasrefillableatomiser_bornunicornThere’s also a refillable atomiser of Rochas Madame Rochas.

Thanks to Jennifer for the hand cream id and to Nastja for the Worth id.

Pride (2014)

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vlcsnap-2015-03-22-00h29m24s171One of the most hilarious scenes of this film is set in a London leather bar, taken by storm by a group of women from Dulais, Wales. Gail (Nia Gwynne) and Gwen (Menna Trussler) ask a rubber man (Nick Blair) how he gets into his latex catsuit. He obviously uses talcum powder, something that Gwen uses too, for a different purpose. She explains she uses lily-of-the-valley powder, such a classic British scent!

lilyofthevalleytalc_1_bornunicornGwen is a working-class lady, so I guess her talcum powder is a traditional product, not too fancy nor expensive. Taylor of London, Bronnley, Marks & Spencer, Morny and Yardley would be excellent choices.

vintagetalc_lilyofthevalley_2_bornunicornThe story is set in the 1980s: Gwen is an old lady, so she’s probably using a talcum powder she bought years before – Avon, Woodbury or Woods of Windsor.

vintagetalc_lilyofthevalley_bornunicornOther vintage options could include powders by Margo’s, Penhaligon’s, the lovely Muguet des Bois by Coty or the posh Floris (I can’t really see Gwen wearing Floris, though).

crabtreeevelyn_vintagelilyofthevalleytalc_bornunicornLast but not least, I can totally see Gwen keeping this gorgeous box on her dressing table. The Crabtree & Evelyn dusting powder has a romantic packaging and speaks of past memories.