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
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)
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
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)
There's a flacon bouchon coeur by Guerlain on the counter behind Harriet (Wakeema Hollis) at B. Altman. There's no way to see what perfume it contains, since the label is not visible.
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)
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