Catherine Deneuve and Hermès

I 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. Among the objects displayed, a bottle of Calèche, one of the most famous perfumes by the leather good fashion … Continue reading Catherine Deneuve and Hermès

Swimfan (2002)

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 … Continue reading Swimfan (2002)