Belles Filles, 1977

Belles Filles is a photoshoot by Guy Bourdin released in 1977. Some distinctive elements of the French photographer’s style are present in the picture above – the dreamy atmosphere, satin clothes, high heels – along with a beautiful set of famous perfumes. The first of the perfumes on the washbasin is Chanel No. 5, originally created by Ernest Beaux in 1921. Next is Revillon Detchema, … Continue reading Belles Filles, 1977

The Bitch (1979)

The “bitch” of the movie title is Fontaine Khaled (Joan Collins), the fierce owner of a trendy disco. She loves living surrounded by luxury, so no surprise to see expensive perfumes in her bathroom. The 400 ml bottle on the left is Hermès Calèche, a woody floral fragrance created by Guy Robert in 1961. The refillable spray in the middle is Calèche again. The glass bottle with … Continue reading The Bitch (1979)

ABBA’s Dressing Room

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Raffaella went to Stockholm, where she visited ABBA The Museum. She sent me some awesome pictures of the band’s dressing tables, so let’s see what’s on them. On the left, next to the metal suitcase, there’s a box of Cacharel Anaïs Anaïs, the ultra-feminine and romantic perfume created in 1978 by Roger Pellegrino, Robert Gonnon, Paul Leger and Raymond Chaillan. The yellow bottle next … Continue reading ABBA’s Dressing Room

Six Beauty Products From the Past

If you follow my Facebook page, you know that I sometimes post pictures of beauty products from friends and fellow beauty addicts. I don’t post them here because the topic is not strictly cinema, tv or literature-related, but this time I’ve made an exception to the rule because this is a very special entry. I received the picture above from Zelda, a fellow Erno Laszlo … Continue reading Six Beauty Products From the Past