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Auntie Mame (1958)

Nora (Connie Gilchrist) gets a Guerlain flacon montre of Shalimar cologne as a Christmas present from Mame. Nora is very excited: the fragrance (described as “French-smelling”) will make her feel “like Theda Bara“, one of the most popular and sexiest femme fatales of silent cinema.

Id source.

Performance (1970)

performance-1970-004-mick-jagger-bathTurner (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.

guerlainvoldenuitcologne_vintage_bornunicornOn the marble shelf by the tub there’s also a flacon montre of Guerlain Vol de Nuit (see the teal disk).

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garnierobaobubblebath_bornunicornOn the same shelf, on the right, there’s the unmistakable blue bottle of a bubble bath popular in the 1960s/1970s – L’Oreal Obao, the “bain bleu moussant”.

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 summer can’t stop her from wearing impeccable outfits and French perfumes. I like the touch given by the prop master (a yellow pump) to customize the bottle.

Thanks to my friend Rocco for the ids.

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 1929, it was marketed as cologne in 1956.

Later in the film, another flacon montre can be seen in Ariane’s bedroom. The black sticker tells us again this is Liu. In front of it there’s another perfume bottle: it’s Karl Lagerfeld Chloé.

The Betty Busse creation, launched in 1975, is presented in the signature bottle topped by a couple of calla lilies. This apparently unusual choice (can you think of a dominatrix wearing such a delicate white floral fragrance?) has an explanation: Karl Lagerfeld designed the costumes for the film, so he didn’t miss the chance to advertise his most recent perfume with a cameo.

In the closing credits it’s clearly stated that Bulle Ogier wore Chloé.

[1] The screencap is not HD, so I’m not 100% sure the front sticker is black. It looks kind of purplish, right? If it actually were purplish, the fragrance would be Jicky.

Thanks to reveur_etc for the Chloé id.

Pose S02E03 (Butterfly/Cocoon)

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guerlainshalimarcologne_bornunicornThere’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).

La notte (1961)

There are two perfume bottles in Valentina’s bathroom.

rochasfemme_bornunicornThe 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.

guerlainflaconmontre_bornunicornThe other is a huge flacon montre by Guerlain, containing a cologne. The film was shot in black and white, so it’s pretty impossible to say exactly what fragrance the flacon contained.

L’etrangleur (1970)

There are many Guerlain perfumes on the vanity table of one of Émile’s victims. From left to right:

guerlaineaudecologneimperialevintage_bornunicornThe classic flacon abeilles contains Eau de Cologne Impériale, a cologne created by Pierre François Pascal Guerlain for Empress Eugenie in 1853.

guerlaingoutteflacon_bornunicornNo way to know what the flacon goutte contains here. This bottle, first launched in the 1920s, has been used for many eaux de toilette.

eauxdeguerlain_bornunicornThere’s another flacon abeillessans golden bees – containing an eau. The front label is not shown, so it’s impossible to say what eau this is.

Guerlain Chypre 53 cologne_bornunicornThe sage green disk on a flacon montre indicates its content: Chypre 53 eau de cologne. The perfume was first released in 1909, but in 1948 it was re-issued as a cologne.

guerlainchantdaromesdeodorant_bornunicornThe last bottle is the perfumed deodorant of Chant d’Arômes, a 1962 creation by Jean-Paul Guerlain.

Id and screencap source.

Indiscreet (1958)

indiscreet1_bornunicornThere are several perfumes and toiletries on Anna Kalman’s dressing table.

vintagerevlonnailpolish_bornunicornFirst, two bottles of Revlon nail polish, in the signature bottle with super-long cap handle.

jeanpatou_joy_bornunicornNow 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.

dioramphorabottle_bornunicornNext to it, a beautiful amphora bottle by Christian Dior. Hard to tell what perfume it contained here: designed in 1947 by Fernand Guéry-Colas and produced by Baccarat, it was first used for Miss Dior, but later used for all the other perfumes of the French house – Diorissimo, Diorling, Diorella and Diorama. If we consider the film was released in 1958, the amphora could contain Miss Dior, Diorama (launched in 1948) or Diorissimo (launched in 1956).

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guerlainflaconmontre_bornunicornLast but not least, there’s a Guerlain flacon montre. Again, it’s impossible to say what eau de cologne it contained, but we can make some assumptions. It could be Shalimar or Cachet Jaune (blood orange and yellow stickers, respectively; both launched in 1937), L’Heure Bleue (pale blue sticker; launched in 1945), Ode (purple sticker; the eau de cologne was launched in 1950s, but I don’t know the exact date), Fleur de Feu (hot pink sticker; the perfume was released in 1948, so probably the eau de cologne was on the market by the time Indiscreet was shot), Mitsouko (teal sticker; launched in 1937), Jicky (deep purple sticker; launched in 1945), Chypre 53 (light green sticker; the perfume was released in 1953, so it’s possible the cologne already existed in 1958) or Liu (black sticker; launched in 1956).

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