The latest music video by Charlotte Gainsbourg – Lying with You, from the album Rest – turns out to be an unexpected perfume lover mecca. Directed by Gainsbourg herself, it’s set in the apartment at 5 bis Rue de Verneuil (Paris) where her father, Serge Gainsbourg, lived. Soon to become a museum, it’s filled with objects that the French artist used and loved; among them, a massive amount of perfumes and toiletries.
In the screencap above, from left to right, there are two refillable atomisers by Guerlain – Chant d’Arômes in the white canister with leaf details and Shalimar with the blue arabesque pattern.Next, there’s a bottle of Estee Lauder Aramis, created in 1966 by Bernard Chant.
The drop-shaped bottle is the flacon goutte by Guerlain. It was used for different perfumes, so it’s impossible to tell which one it contains.
There’s also a bottle of Lancôme Magie Noire, created by Gerard Goupy in 1978.
There are two body perfumes, too – the box and the shaker versions of Yves Saint Laurent Opium perfumed dusting powder.
The last bottle on the far right is the flacon abeilles by Guerlain.
There’s another Guerlain refillable atomiser, the one made of golden metal, launched in 1982. On the far right there’s a tall bottle of Murray & Lanman Florida Water cologne, first launched in 1808.
In the screencap above, there’s a bottle of Hermès Doblis, created by Guy Robert and launched in 1955. Next to it, a box of Santa Maria Novella soap: I do believe this is the vintage version of the almond soap.
Serge Gainsbourg’s signature perfume – Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme – is featured too. It was created in 1978 by Louis Monnet.
Another shot of the same perfume tray reveals the presence of more Guerlain products.
There’s the refillable atomiser of Eau Impériale.
Plus, four flacons quadrilobes and flacons bouchon coeur.
Lastly, there’s a vintage bottle of Garnier Birkin shampoo (or hair lotion). I wonder if Gainsbourg actually used it or just kept a bottle as a homage to his partner (and Charlotte’s mother) Jane Birkin.
Thanks to Vincent Legrudge for the Guerlain ids.