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L’etrangleur (1970)

There are many Guerlain perfumes on the vanity table of one of Émile’s victims. From left to right:

guerlaineaudecologneimperialevintage_bornunicornThe classic flacon abeilles contains Eau de Cologne Impériale, a cologne created by Pierre François Pascal Guerlain for Empress Eugenie in 1853.

guerlaingoutteflacon_bornunicornNo way to know what the flacon goutte contains here. This bottle, first launched in the 1920s, has been used for many eaux de toilette.

eauxdeguerlain_bornunicornThere’s another flacon abeillessans golden bees – containing an eau. The front label is not shown, so it’s impossible to say what eau this is.

Guerlain Chypre 53 cologne_bornunicornThe sage green disk on a flacon montre indicates its content: Chypre 53 eau de cologne. The perfume was first released in 1909, but in 1948 it was re-issued as a cologne.

guerlainchantdaromesdeodorant_bornunicornThe last bottle is the perfumed deodorant of Chant d’Arômes, a 1962 creation by Jean-Paul Guerlain.

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Marianne Faithfull’s Dressing Table (1974)


guerlainshalimarcologne_bornunicornA flacon montre by Guerlain can be seen on the dressing table Marianne Faithfull was sitting at. This portrait was taken on February 15th, 1974 by Hoare. The black and white makes impossible to see the colour of the front sticker, hence to know what cologne it was. My guess is that it was a classic – Shalimar.

guerlainchantdaromesdeodorant_bornunicornThe spray bottle with the geometric stopper is another Guerlain product – the perfumed deodorant version of Chant d’Arômes, a perfume created by Jean-Paul Guerlain in 1962.

Les choses de la vie (1970)



magriffecarvenvintage_bornunicornThere are two perfumes on the shelf of the bathroom where Pierre (Michel Piccoli) is shaving and Hélène (Romy Schneider) is putting mascara on. The white bottle with a floral pattern is the refillable atomizer of Guerlain Chant d’Arômes, created by Jean-Paul Guerlain and launched in 1962; the white and green striped box contains Carven Ma Griffe, a chypre floral perfume created by Jean Carles and launched in 1946.

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Alibi na vodě (1965)

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alibinavode_bornunicorn (1)While the Director (Otomar Krejča) is filming a new documentary, he meets up with the model Zuzana (Ivana Striničová) in a boathouse and gives her Guerlain Chant d’Arômes as a gift. This is one of those rare cases in which the name of the perfume is actually mentioned (Zuzana tries to read its name on the bottle, but the Director corrects her with a good French pronunciation).

guerlain_chantdaromes_bornunicorn(2)This is the Flacon Chant d’Arômes, produced by Pochet du Courval. The chypre perfume contains notes of white flowers (gardenia, jasmine, honeysuckle, ylang-ylang) and is the first solo creation of Jean-Paul Guerlain; launched in 1962, it was addressed to a young audience, in an attempt to bring new energy and a youthful spirit into the brand. According to Monsieur Guerlain, the bottle “was inspired by the design of a Florentine vase. It came with a green velvet ribbon, like the ones young girls used to wear around their necks — a romantic nod to youth and purity.” It seems appropriate that the Director gives Zuzana such a youthful, yet classy, perfume.

The credit of this id goes to the lovely Monika, the mind behind the perfume blog Guerlinadewho posted a screencap of the film on her Instagram account, thus sparking my obsession with it.