Tag Archives: italian cinema

Mozzarella Stories (2011)

There are two interesting perfumes in Autilia’s bathroom. The tall bottle on the left is L’eau d’Issey by Issey Miyake, the floral aquatic masterpiece by Jacques Cavallier that was launched in 1992. The drop-shaped bottle on the left is a more recent product – Givenchy Ange ou Démon eau de parfum, an amber floral fragrance created by Olivier Cresp and Jean-Pierre Bethouart and launched in 2006.

Ricordi? (2018)

The male protagonist of the film (Luca Marinelli) goes to a perfume shop looking for a fragrance that reminds him of his past. He’s very upset, desperate to find it but he doesn’t know its name or if it actually exists.

There are some interesting bottles on a round table in the shop.

One of them is an Etro eau de toilette. Impossible to be more specific because the front label is not shown.

There are two Annick Goutal bottles, too, around which a mystery lies. Are they Mandragore or Mandragore Pourpre? I think they’re part of the Mandragore line but the light hitting them could make the darker glass of the Pourpre line look different. Both fragrances were launched in 2009, well before the release of the film, so it’s plausible for both of them to appear in this scene.

Gli indifferenti (1964)

Lisa (Shelley Winters) and her friend Maria Grazia (Paulette Goddard) are spending some time together while relaxing: they discuss about the upcoming social events they want to go to.

On a small table behind Lisa there’s a splash bottle of Guerlain Eau de Cologne Impériale, created by Pierre François Pascal Guerlain for Empress Eugenie in 1853.

On a table between the two friends there’s a bottle of Acqua distillata alle rose by Roberts, a classic rose water that’s available everywhere in Italy.

Confusi e felici (2014)

There are two perfume bottles in Marcello’s bathroom.

The one with the gold stopper is a fragrance by L’Artisan Parfumeur (old packaging): the sticker on the bottle is unreadable but it’s pink, so it could be Jour de Fête, created in 2004 by Olivia Giacobetti.

The second bottle is unmistakable: it’s Hermès Terre d’Hermès, one of the masterpieces by Jean-Claude Ellena, launched in 2006.