The French Line (1953)

Mame Carson (Jane Russell) is a millionairess with an oil empire and an unlucky love life. In the first part of the film she’s still engaged, though, and in the first musical act she’s getting ready to meet his fiancé. She likes wearing working clothes but her boudoir shows her love for furry rugs, velvet and satin furniture and perfumes! There’s an impressive display of … Continue reading The French Line (1953)

Mannequin (1987)

Emmy (Kim Cattrall) and Jonathan (Andrew McCarthy) live their love story at night, when the Prince & Company department store they work at is empty and they are free to wander through its halls. In the screencaps above, portraying the two protagonists dancing, quintessentially 1980s perfumes can be seen – Giorgio Beverly Hills Giorgio for Women and Giorgio for Men. A lot can be said … Continue reading Mannequin (1987)

Cruising (1980)

I really like the arrangement in Nancy’s bathroom: it’s a small space, so the toiletries are displayed on a metal shelving unit facing a window. The first product I’ve noticed is on the second top shelf (just above Steve’s shoulder): it’s a bottle of the ever-present Old Spice after shave. On the same shelf there’s another interesting product, but more about it later. On the … Continue reading Cruising (1980)

Rocketman (2019)

There’s a Nina Ricci refillable atomiser on Elton John’s dressing table. Impossible to tell what fragrance it contains: the same atomiser has been used for different fragrances (Capricci, Farouche, L’air du temps). This sighting comes as a surprise, because the list of Elton John’s favourite perfumes have never included one by Nina Ricci (he’s known for loving Creed Royal Water). In any case, since the … Continue reading Rocketman (2019)