perfumes in movies

Arabesque (1966)

There are two Guerlain perfumes in the bedroom Yasmin has in Beshraavi's mansion. One is the flacon chauve souris of Shalimar. The other is a flacon bouchon coeur, but it's hard to tell what perfume it contains, since the front sticker is not clearly visible. I'm still thinking about the white ribbed bottle standing between… Continue reading Arabesque (1966)

perfumes in tv shows

Mr Selfridge S04E01

Guerlain, Caron and Jean Patou perfumes are displayed at Selfridge's beauty department. From the far left: there are Guerlain Mitsouko (in the flacon bouchon coeur) and Vol de Nuit (in the flacon rayonnant) on a tray. On the glass counter there are Jean Patou Colony (in the quirky pineapple bottle) and L'Heure Attendue. While I… Continue reading Mr Selfridge S04E01

perfumes in movies

The French Line (1953)

Mame Carson (Jane Russell) is a millionairess with an oil empire and an unlucky love life. In the first part of the film she's still engaged, though, and in the first musical act she's getting ready to meet his fiancé. She likes wearing working clothes but her boudoir shows her love for furry rugs, velvet… Continue reading The French Line (1953)

stars' vanities/make-up cases/cabinets in real life

Anna May Wong’s Dressing Table

This beautiful picture of the American actress was taken backstage at the Tivoli Theatre in Aberdeen (Scotland) in October 1933. Max Factor Supreme. Among the beauty products on her dressing table there are two particularly interesting items. The first - in the round tin box - is Max Factor Supreme face powder, which was part… Continue reading Anna May Wong’s Dressing Table

perfumes in movies

Written on the Wind (1956)

The dresser in the picture above is packed with perfume bottles. Among them, I've able to identify the following (from left to right): Fabergé Tigress, launched in 1938. It's the bottle with the fake fur stopper. Another bottle can be seen on the right, with the stopper with a different fur pattern. Caron Bellodgia, created… Continue reading Written on the Wind (1956)

beauty products in music videos, perfumes in music videos

Lying with You (2017)

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… Continue reading Lying with You (2017)

perfumes in tv shows, skincare in tv shows, soaps in tv shows

Mr Selfridge S02E02

Kitty Hawkins (Amy Beth Hayes) is mad at Frank Edwards (Samuel West): he tries to make up with her and visits the make-up counter at Selfridges. He asks for advice: he wants to give something special to someone special (her ;)). She plays along: she suggests "a new perfume" by Guerlain, which happens to be… Continue reading Mr Selfridge S02E02

perfumes in movies

Jackie (2016)

There are four Guerlain perfumes in Jackie Kennedy's bathroom at the White House. From left to right: the flacon bouchon coeur of Mitsouko, the flacon rayonnant of Vol de Nuit, a flacon abeille and the flacon chauve souris for Shalimar. Next to them, a bottle of Bal à Versailles by Jean Desprez can be seen. I'm sorry… Continue reading Jackie (2016)

perfumes in movies

Yield to the Night (1956)

Mary Price Hilton (Diana Dors) works as a sales assistant at a perfume shop. There she meets Jim Lancaster (Michael Craig), the man she'll desperately fall in love with. When they first meet, he's looking for a perfume, but asks Mary what perfume she is wearing. There are several perfumes on the glass counter, among… Continue reading Yield to the Night (1956)