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Lupin S02E03 (Chapitre 8)

Juliette (Léa Bonneau) is sitting at her dressing table and is putting lipstick on.

The lipstick she’s using is Chanel Rouge Coco Shine.

When her father Hubert (Hervé Pierre) joins her to start a conversation, we can see there are some objects on the table.

First, a bottle of Guerlain Shalimar, the 1925 classic by Jacques Guerlain.

There are also a MAC jar (it could be Paint Pot cream eyeshadow or Fluidline gel eyeliner) and a Dior lip colour, possibly Dior Addict Lip Tattoo or Lip Maximizer.

Thank you to Alessandra for the screencaps and the Shalimar id.

False Positive (2021)

When Adrian (Justin Theroux) “saves” his wife Lucy (Ilana Glazer) from an allucinating bath, we can see a Diptyque bottle on the tiled counter.

After much pondering (the back of the bottle is not clearly visible), I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s the eau de parfum version of Philosykos, created by Olivia Giacobetti and launched in 2012. The fact that the illustration includes a fountain tank (reminiscent of the bath tub where the protagonist hallucinates) reinforces my idea.

On the tiled shelf over the tub there’s another Diptyque product – a Pomander candle.

Thanks to Alessandra for the screencaps and ids.

Une belle fille comme moi (1972)

The bathroom where Camille (Bernadette Lafont) is sitting to apply nail polish on her toenails is full of interesting perfumes.

The first bottle on a shelf above the washbasin is Robert Piguet Cravache eau de toilette, a citrus fragrance launched in 1963.

Guerlain Habit Rouge eau de cologne in the red bottle sits on the same shelf. This version of the amber woody fragrance by Jean-Paul Guerlain was launched in 1965.

Habit Rouge eau de cologne in the clear glass bottle can be seen on another shelf behind Camille.

Other three perfume bottles can be seen in this scene.

On the washbasin shelf there’s Helena Rubinstein Men’s Club 52 eau de cologne.

A Chanel bottle on the second shelf. It’s impossible to read the front label, but it could be the Eau de Cologne Pour Monsieur.

Same location for Jean Patou Lacoste Eau de Sport in the metal canister. This fragrance, launched in 1967, was created by Jean Kerleo.

Thanks to lepetitcivet for the Patou id.

Servant S02E04 (2:00)

In the Turners’ attic there’s a round tray with some bottles, snow globes and other items covered in dust. The bottle that attracts (and surprises) me the most is the blue one made of glass, a Guerlain product.

It’s a soothing toner from the Odélys line, launched in the early 1990s for the needs of sensitive and weakened skin. Now discontinued, it had an elegant teal packaging.

I’ve spotted many Guerlain products through the years but never one from this line, which is surprising. I perfectly remember when it first came out; needless to say, I was in love with its packaging, which at the time looked impossibly cool (and still does).

The pale pink jar contains Dew of Roses skin softener by Avon.

The tall bottle next to the Wedgwood-style jar is Caron Bain de Champagne (now Royal Bain de Caron), an Ernest Daltroff fragrance first launched in 1923.

Thanks to Alessandra for the screencap and to Kelly in the comments for the Avon and Caron ids.

Damage (1992)

There are several make-up and skincare items on a glass shelf in Anna’s bathroom.

The small bottle with black stopper is Shiseido liquid foundation.

There are two Clinique products, too: the jar with pink lid is a face moisturizing cream, while the tall bottle is a toning lotion.

I’ve tried to identify the products sitting on the left side of the shelf: they look like a cleansing milk (in the bottle with gold stopper) and a face moisturizer (in the tube), but no results. Any help would be much appreciated!

Sunset Boulevard (1950)

While perfume lovers and professionals still believe the urban legend according to which a bottle of Caron Narcisse Noir appears on Norma Desmond’s vanity (it doesn’t), no one has ever taken the time to see what’s actually on that table.

Well, I have and I love what I’ve found – three Lucien Lelong bottles!

Right under the round standing mirror on Norma’s left there’s a short bottle with bow-like stopper: it’s Jabot, launched in 1939.

If we move to the left side of the table, there’s a tall balloon bottle containing Balakaïka eau de cologne, launched in 1939.

When Norma stands up, we can see a golden bottle of Orgueil on a small table on the far left. This Jean Carles fragrance was launched in 1946.

I don’t think my passion for Lelong perfumes is a mystery: I’ve written about them many times and I find their bottle designs very distinctive and original. Seeing some of them on such an iconic dressing table really makes sense: it shows us that Norma Desmond is a fragrance lover and supposedly uses more than one fragrance, as shown by the several bottles sitting on the table (I haven’t been able to identify them all).

Now another question pops up: if we assume she is wearing a Lucien Lelong perfume in this famous scene, what perfume is it? Where does the infamous tuberose come from? It could be from Orgueil, which, according to Basenotes, includes tuberose in its heart notes, along with carnation, iris, jasmine, rose, clove and nutmeg.