perfumes in movies

Le dîner de cons (1998)

Pierre Brochant (Thierry Lhermitte) is a Parisian publisher who attends an "idiots' dinner" every week with his posh friends: they usually invite an "idiot" and ridicule him during the dinner. The "idiot" he's selected is François Pignon (Jacques Villeret), who works at the Finance Ministry. Pierre's plan is disrupted by a sudden back pain which… Continue reading Le dîner de cons (1998)

nail polish in movies, perfumes in movies, vintage beauty products

Indiscreet (1958)

There are several perfumes and toiletries on Anna Kalman's dressing table. First, two bottles of Revlon nail polish, in the signature bottle with super-long cap handle. Now let's focus on the perfume bottles. At the centre of the table there's Jean Patou Joy, "the world's most expensive perfume" created in 1930 by Henri Alméras. Next… Continue reading Indiscreet (1958)

perfumes in movies

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961)

There's a beautiful selection of perfumes on Karen Stone's vanity. Among them (from left to right): A Lubin perfume: judging from the colour of the liquid in the bottle, it was probably Nuit de Longchamp (launched in 1934). Idole had the same bottle, but it was launched in 1962, one year after the release of… Continue reading The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961)

stars' vanities/make-up cases/cabinets in real life

Vivien Leigh’s Dressing Table

The Canadian actor Jack Merivale took this picture in 1960. He was performing as Armand in the play Duel of Angels by Christopher Fry, along with Vivien Leigh. They were at the Huntington Hartford Hotel in Pasadena during the American tour of the play. They had been partners since 1958: Merivale stayed by Vivien Leigh's… Continue reading Vivien Leigh’s Dressing Table

perfumes in tv shows

Mr Selfridge S04E01

Kitty's perfume counter is packed with Jean Patou fragrances. We can see several bottles of Joy and three smaller bottles.One of the most famous white floral perfumes, Joy was created by Henri Almeras and launched in 1930. Colony, launched in 1938, is another creation by Almeras. The bottle originally had a peculiar pineapple shape. The miniature… Continue reading Mr Selfridge S04E01

perfumes in movies

Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)

Claire Gregory (Mimi Rogers) and Mike Keegan go shopping at a luxury department store. She's an habitual customer, so she greets the sales assistant sitting at the perfume counter. Among the several bottles on the counter, I've spotted a Chanel perfume in three sizes, a giant bottle of Jean Desprez Bal à Versailles eau de… Continue reading Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)

perfumes in movies, skincare in movies, vintage beauty products

By the Sea (2015)

There are two Jean Patou perfumes on Vanessa's dressing table: one is Joy, the other one is Eau de Joy. Launched in 1929 as "the world's most expensive perfume," Joy was created by Henri Alméras with 10600 flowers of jasmine and 28 dozens of roses, plus notes of ylang-ylang, musk, tuberose and sandalwood. Eau de Joy was launched in the 1960s:… Continue reading By the Sea (2015)