La stanza del vescovo (1977)

There are several bottles on the vanity in Charlotte’s bedroom, among which two Hermès perfumes. One is on the left of the wooden table watch: it’s Equipage, the first masculine perfume released by the French fashion house. Created by Guy Robert, it was launched in 1970. The other is on the right side of the dresser: it’s Calèche, another creation by Robert, launched in 1961. … Continue reading La stanza del vescovo (1977)

Pane, amore e… (1955)

When Comandante Carotenuto (Vittorio De Sica) first meets Donna Sofia “‘a Smargiassa” (Sofia Loren), he comments on her perfume. “What a wonderful perfume! Notti d’oriente?”, he muses. “No, no. Lavanda Cannavale,” she replies. There’s a contrast between the two fragrances: Notti d’oriente is a fictional perfume, a synonym for respectability, despite its exotic and seductive name; on the other hand, Lavanda Cannavale is a real perfume … Continue reading Pane, amore e… (1955)