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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… Continue reading Performance (1970)

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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… Continue reading Leoni al sole (1961)

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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:… Continue reading Maîtresse (1976)

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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… Continue reading Pose S02E03 (Butterfly/Cocoon)

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La notte (1961)

There are two perfume bottles in Valentina's bathroom. The one in the background is the eau de toilette version of Femme by Marcel Rochas, housed in a beautiful white spray bottle with black lace details. The other is a huge flacon montre by Guerlain, containing a cologne. The film was shot in black and white,… Continue reading La notte (1961)

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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… Continue reading L’etrangleur (1970)

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Indiscreet (1958)

There are several perfumes and toiletries on Anna Kalman's dressing table. First, two bottles of Revlon nail polish, in the signature bottle with super-long cap handle. Now let's focus on the perfume bottles. At the centre of the table there's Jean Patou Joy, "the world's most expensive perfume" created in 1930 by Henri Alméras. Next… Continue reading Indiscreet (1958)

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Gli amici di Milano (1963)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFVfMB4m7mk Franca Valeri is one of the most popular and talented Italian actresses. I've always loved her irony, her poised glamour and nonconformity. Imagine my delight when I found this clip from a 1963 tv documentary: the camera goes along the famous via Montenapoleone in Milan, and Franca (born in Milan) comments. The windows of a perfume… Continue reading Gli amici di Milano (1963)