Cargo (2017)

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 [1] appears several times, and we soon learn why. The protagonist, Andy (Martin Freeman), first take it out of … Continue reading Cargo (2017)

Death on the Nile (1978)

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 maison used the same bottle for two different perfumes, Arpege … Continue reading Death on the Nile (1978)

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)

Yield to the Night (1956)

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 which Shalimar by Guerlain. The spectacular giant chauve souris bottle … Continue reading Yield to the Night (1956)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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 and two parquet boxes. There are also two chauve souris … Continue reading Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

American Horror Story S06E10

With Lee Harris on the run, sieged in the Roanoke House, people are desperate to know more about her. Actor William Van Henderson (Denis O’Hare), who played Dr. Elias Cunningham in My Roanoke Nightmare, appears on the news, but he can’t say much about her. They briefly met at Paley Fest 2015: he remembers she wore Shalimar. Ryan Murphy must be a fan of the … Continue reading American Horror Story S06E10