There are two Guerlain perfumes in the bedroom Yasmin has in Beshraavi's mansion. One is the flacon chauve souris of Shalimar. The other is a flacon bouchon coeur, but it's hard to tell what perfume it contains, since the front sticker is not clearly visible. I'm still thinking about the white ribbed bottle standing between… Continue reading Arabesque (1966)
When Bob (Matt Dillon) and his drug-addict crew rob a pharmacy, a factice flacon chauve souris of Guerlain Shalimar can be seen on the shelf behind him.
This picture, taken in 1973, shows Bardot sitting at her dressing table. Most of the bottles on it are decorative, but there are some real flacons too. On the right there are two Guerlain bottles. The white container decorated with a blue floral pattern is the refillable atomiser of Shalimar, while the fluted one is… Continue reading Brigitte Bardot’s Dressing Table
When Jonathan (Andrew McCarthy) first spots his creation, the mannequin Emmy, in the window of the department store Prince and Co., she's surrounded by factice bottles of perfumes. Among them, there are Guerlain Shalimar, Vanderbilt by Gloria Vanderbilt and Jean-Charles Brosseau Ombre Rose.
Mame Carson (Jane Russell) is a millionairess with an oil empire and an unlucky love life. In the first part of the film she's still engaged, though, and in the first musical act she's getting ready to meet his fiancé. She likes wearing working clothes but her boudoir shows her love for furry rugs, velvet… Continue reading The French Line (1953)
There's Guerlain Shalimar in the beautiful flacon chauve souris in Connie's bedroom. Unusual choice for a 15-year-old girl, but I can see the fascination the whole Shalimar concept can have on a teenager.
What perfume would survive a zombie apocalypse? In case you were wondering, wonder no more: Guerlain Shalimar is the answer! At least that's what happens in Cargo, a zombie survival film set in Australia, currently shown on Netflix. The Jade Jagger-designed bottle of eau de toilette  appears several times, and we soon learn why.… Continue reading Cargo (2017)
Linnet Ridgeway's bedroom/boudoir is lavishly furnished in white and decorated with colorful glass, mirrors and marble. Several French perfumes are sitting on her vanity, a natural extension of her flawless style. The first bottle that has caught my attention is the Lanvin boule on the left. It's unclear what perfume it contained, because the French… Continue reading Death on the Nile (1978)
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… Continue reading Jackie (2016)
Mary Price Hilton (Diana Dors) works as a sales assistant at a perfume shop. There she meets Jim Lancaster (Michael Craig), the man she'll desperately fall in love with. When they first meet, he's looking for a perfume, but asks Mary what perfume she is wearing. There are several perfumes on the glass counter, among… Continue reading Yield to the Night (1956)