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Deutschland 86 E04 (Green Book)

deutschland86_e04_bornunicorn (1)Brigitte Winkelmann is the BND officer who saves Martin Rauch from Libya by literally buying him. Now they are in Paris: she offers Martin to be a double agent, but he refuses. They’re also lovers and they fantasise about living together in East Germany.

In the bathroom of the Parisian flat they live in there are two interesting perfumes.

diordolcevita_bornunicornThe first is the spicy-fruity Dolce Vita by Christian Dior, a creation by Pierre Bourdon and Maurice Roger. Too bad it was launched in 1994 (the show is set 8 years earlier!). I think the bottle was chosen simply as a decoration.

ralphlaurensafariwoman_bornunicornThe other bottle is Safari by Ralph Lauren. Historically speaking, it’s another inaccuracy, because this perfume, created by Dominique Ropion, was launched on the market in 1990. Too recent to be sitting in a Parisian bathroom in the mid 1980s.

Nénette et Boni (1996)

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lancomepoeme_bornunicornBottles of Christian Dior Dolce Vita and Lancôme Poême in the department store where the baker (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) goes shopping. The choice to put them on the shelves is historically accurate: the fragrance by Dior (created by Pierre Bourdon and Maurice Roger) was launched in 1994, while the Lancôme one (created by Jacques Cavallier) was launched in 1995.