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)
Kitty Hawkins (Amy Beth Hayes) has got some Guerlain parquet boxes on her counter. First launched in the 1910s, this box contained Mitsouko, Fol Arôme and L'Heure Bleue in their bouchon coeur bottles. In this scene, the boxes are never opened, so it's impossible to tell what they contain.
When 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. There are three flacons montres of Shalimar eau de cologne and two of Mitsouko eau de cologne. There are five bouchon coeur bottles… Continue reading Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Several 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 Mitsouko, Fol Arôme and L'Heure Bleue. The perfume in the box is the dabber version, while the two sitting on the counter are spray bottles. The red-lined box contains three… Continue reading Mr Selfridge S02 Opening Credits