Performance (1970)

Turner (Mick Jagger) is a former rock star who lives in London’s Notting Hill with two women, Pherber (Anita Pallenberg) and Lucy (Michèle Breton). The famous scene where they’re taking a bath in the same tub features interesting products. First of all, there’s a bottle of Hermès Calèche, created in 1961 by Guy Robert. On the marble shelf by the tub there’s also a flacon … Continue reading Performance (1970)

Leoni al sole (1961)

There’s a quintessentially Italian beauty product on the vanity in Giulia’s bedroom: it’s Acqua distillata alle rose by Roberts, a classic rose water that’s available everywhere in Italy. But there’s another item that has captured my attention: a Guerlain flacon montre. The teal disk tells us it’s Mitsouko. Not your ordinary summer scent, but it’s not surprising: Giulia (Franca Valeri) is a chic/snobbish character, so … Continue reading Leoni al sole (1961)

Maîtresse (1976)

Ariane (Bulle Ogier) is a dominatrix who falls in love with Olivier (Gérard Depardieu), a thief. She lives in an elegant apartment and has an expensive lifestyle. In her bathroom, for example, we can see a flacon montre by Guerlain. From the black front sticker [1] it’s easy to tell what cologne the bottle contains: it’s Liu. Originally created by Jacques Guerlain and launched in … Continue reading Maîtresse (1976)

Pose S02E03 (Butterfly/Cocoon)

There’s a flacon montre of Guerlain Shalimar cologne in the dressing room of the club where Candy works as pole dancer. It’s clear Ryan Murphy, Pose’s showrunner, is a fan of the Guerlain perfume: you may remember it was mentioned in American Horror Story: Hotel (it was Ramona Royale’s signature scent) and in American Horror Story: Roanoke (it was used by Lee Harris). Continue reading Pose S02E03 (Butterfly/Cocoon)

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)