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

Mr Selfridge S02E02

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 Mitsouko in the traditional flacon bouchon coeur. This is a historically … Continue reading Mr Selfridge S02E02

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)

Mr Selfridge S01E03

There’s a bottle of Guerlain Mitsouko on Ellen Love’s dressing table – a contemporary bottle which was given the vintage touch of an atomizer pump. Choosing this perfume may not be historically accurate – it was created in 1919, ten years after the time in which this episode takes place – but it totally suits Ellen’s vampy and flamboyant style. When Mr Selfridge asks his mistress … Continue reading Mr Selfridge S01E03

La caduta degli dei (1969)

There’s a Guerlain perfume bottle on the dressing table of Olga (Florinda Bolkan), Martin Von Essenbeck’s mistress. It’s the flacon bouchon coeur with the classic heart-shaped stopper. Designed by Raymond Guerlain and Baccarat, it was launched in 1912 and originally contained extraits of Mitsouko, Fol Arome and L’Heure Bleue. The film is set in Germany during the Third Reich (1933-1945), so a bottle of the three perfumes … Continue reading La caduta degli dei (1969)

Mr Selfridge S01E03

When Mr Selfridge decides to open a beauty counter in his store, we are treated with lots of eye candy! Perfumes and toiletries start to appear on the counters just before the entrance door. In the screencap above, some bottles of Mäurer & Wirtz 4711 Original cologne can be seen, along with some round soaps by Roger & Gallet. I’m not sure about the scents of the … Continue reading Mr Selfridge S01E03