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 appreciate the choice of displaying these beautiful bottles, there’s a … Continue reading Mr Selfridge S04E01

Sonja Henie’s Dressing Table

This picture portrays the Norwegian figure skater Sonja Henie at the dressing table in her Hollywood mansion, later sold to the singer/actress Connie Stevens. The mirrored surface is packed with perfumes and perfume bottles. On the far left side of the table there’s Guerlain Vol de Nuit in the trademark flacon rayonnant by Baccarat that looks like an airplane propeller; as a matter of fact, the perfume, … Continue reading Sonja Henie’s Dressing Table

The Muppet Show S03E02 (Leo Sayer)

In this episode of the Muppet Show, Miss Piggy comes face to face with one of her worst enemies, Annie Sue, introduced as “one of the Muppets’ delightful little ladies of song.” Annie is a fan of the primadonna, but her admiration is unrequited, so much that Miss Piggy kicks her out of her dressing room. In the scene above, you can see the flacon rayonnant of … Continue reading The Muppet Show S03E02 (Leo Sayer)

Karami-ai (1962)

  Senzô Kawahara (Sô Yamamura) is a rich businessman who has been diagnosed with cancer. His wife rejects his sexual advances, so he starts an affair with his secretary, Yasuko Miyagawa (Keiko Kishi). She doesn’t like him, but he pays her (“10 brand-new 10,000-yen bills” on their first encounter), so she quickly gets used to it. The first purchase she wants to make is the most … Continue reading Karami-ai (1962)

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 to say that the choice of the bottles is lazy and inaccurate. … Continue reading Jackie (2016)