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Gli amici di Milano (1963)

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 shop are filmed, showing an array of Guerlain and Rochas perfumes.

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guerlain_vintagemitsouko_bornunicornFlacons montres and bouchon coeur flacons with their parquet boxes can be seen.

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madamerochasrefillableatomiser_bornunicornIn the second window there are three versions of Rochas Madame Rochas: the Eau de Toilette (with the metal stopper), the Eau de Cologne (with the white plastic stopper) and the refillable atomiser.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

gentlemenpreferblondes_bornunicornWhen Dorothy and Lorelei get to Paris, they immediately go out shopping. One of the shops they hit is Guerlain. The screencap above shows the most famous fragrances of the French brand.

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guerlainmitsoukocologne_bornunicornThere are three flacons montres of Shalimar eau de cologne and two of Mitsouko eau de cologne.

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guerlainparquetbox_bornunicornThere are five bouchon coeur bottles and two parquet boxes.

shalimarvintagead_bornunicornThere are also two chauve souris bottles of Shalimar.

voldenuit_guerlain_bornunicornLast but not least, two flacons rayonnants of Vol de Nuit and three zebra-printed boxes.

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Mr Selfridge S02 Opening Credits

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guerlainparquetbox_bornunicornSeveral perfumes appear in the opening credits of the 2nd season. First of all, some bouchon coeur flacons by Guerlain and their parquet boxes, originally introduced in the early 1910s for MitsoukoFol Arôme and L’Heure Bleue. The perfume in the box is the dabber version, while the two sitting on the counter are spray bottles.

mrselfridge_s02e01_bornunicorn (1)The red-lined box contains three perfumes by Selfridges – Fumaria Bouquet, Selene and Adne. At the time, Selfridges sold their own perfumes, but I haven’t found any information about these, so I guess they are props. All the bottles have pump atomisers.

mrselfridge_s02e01_bornunicorn (4)Here’s a closer look to Selene faceted bottle.

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ladyprimrose_Tryst Dusting Silk Shaker_bornunicornSome bottles of Lady Primrose diamond dusting silk shakers can be seen, too.

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Lady Primrose Royal Extract Body Cream_bornunicornLast but not least: some glass jars of Lady Primrose Thyrst body crème.

mrselfridge_s02e01_bornunicorn (5)The last image of the opening credits show Mr. Selfridge checking his watch, ready to welcome customers. Some Caron bottles can be seen in the glass display cabinet behind him.