L’etrangleur (1970)

There are many Guerlain perfumes on the vanity table of one of Émile’s victims. From left to right: The classic flacon abeilles contains Eau de Cologne Impériale, a cologne created by Pierre François Pascal Guerlain for Empress Eugenie in 1853. No way to know what the flacon goutte contains here. This bottle, first launched in the 1920s, has been used for many eaux de toilette. There’s … Continue reading L’etrangleur (1970)

Marianne Faithfull’s Dressing Table

A 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. The spray bottle with the geometric stopper … Continue reading Marianne Faithfull’s Dressing Table

Les choses de la vie (1970)

There 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 … Continue reading Les choses de la vie (1970)

Alibi na vodě (1965)

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). … Continue reading Alibi na vodě (1965)