perfumes in movies

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

Two perfumes by Lucien Lelong can be seen on the middle shelf: the one with the metal stopper is Balalaika, the other is Taglio. Balalaika was launched in 1939. Taglio has a more complex story: originally named N and launched in 1928, it was renamed Taglio for the American market in the early 1940s.

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

Elizabeth Taylor’s Dressing Table

A reader of this blog has recently asked me to write something about Elizabeth Taylor's dressing table, as shown in a gorgeous photospread which appeared in the July 2011 issue of Architectural Digest. The American actress opened the doors of her Bel Air estate - a four-bedroom house on a wooded property - which she… Continue reading Elizabeth Taylor’s Dressing Table