After a night of partying and reminiscing, Cecile (Jean Seberg) finally returns home, removes the elegant Givenchy dress she's worn so far and puts her make-up off. To do so, she uses a traditional product like Pond's cold cream. In front of her there are several beauty products, but the most intriguing object is the… Continue reading Bonjour Tristesse (1958)
I've been curating this project for more than 10 years now. I've covered hundreds of films, thousands of products, but believe me when I say that I still get excited when unexpected gems hide in films that are part of our collective imagery. Take Scarface, for example: the epic crime tale of the rise and… Continue reading Scarface (1983)
There's a box of Coty Airspun loose face powder and a can of Aquanet all-purpose hairspray on the floor in Nancy's bedroom.
Three interesting objects sit on Lori Madison's vanity in her dressing room. Yves Saint Laurent Opium (oval box included) takes central stage. In 1985 (year in which this season is set) this perfume was basically everywhere, and it was impossible to escape. This creation by Jean Amic, Jean-Louis Sieuzac and Raymond Chaillan, launched in 1977,… Continue reading The Deuce S03E05 (You Only Get One)
When Dorothy and Lorelei get to Paris, they immediately go out shopping. One of the shops they hit is Guerlain. The screencap above shows the most famous fragrances of the French brand. There are three flacons montres of Shalimar eau de cologne and two of Mitsouko eau de cologne. There are five bouchon coeur bottles… Continue reading Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)