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Catherine Deneuve and Hermès

catherinedeneuve_hermes_bornunicornI have no idea what Catherine Deneuve was doing in a Hermès shop window in Paris, but I love this shot. Taken in the 1960s, it portrays the French actress barefoot, acting like a shop assistant who’s taking a bag from the window for a customer.

vintagehermescaleche_bornunicornAmong the objects displayed, a bottle of Calèche, one of the most famous perfumes by the leather good fashion house. Created in 1961 by Guy Robert, it’s a very feminine perfume, with woody and white floral notes. It takes its name from a two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle, thus echoing its logo (a duc carriage with horse).

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Swimfan (2002)

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While Ben Cronin (Jesse Bradford) is searching Madison Bell’s bedroom, a tiny bottle of Hermès Amazone can be seen on her dresser. The perfume, created by Maurice Maurin and launched in 1974, drew inspiration from the mythological nation of all-female warriors who were said to live in Sarmatia (some storiographers placed them in Lybia or Anatolia). It’s a woody/green perfume with notes of galbanum, blackcurrant and oakmoss.

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