I love when some props recur as trademark objects in a director’s filmography. This is definitely the case of Joanna Hogg and Penhaligon’s Bluebell eau de toilette, which can be seen in Julie’s hotel bedroom but makes its appearance in The Souvenir Part II, too, as a fragrance young Julie uses.
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In the opening scene a Guerlain flacon goutte makes its appearance, Impossible to say what fragrance it contained: first launched in the 1920s, it has been used to house many eaux de toilette.
The Souvenir Part II (2021)
When Rosalind (Tilda Swinton) visits her daughter Julie (Honor Swinton Byrne) in London, she sprays the “heavenly scent” the girl keeps in her bathroom.
The “absolutely glorious” perfume in question is a British classic – Penhaligon’s Bluebell, a green/earthy fragrance with a distinctive note of hyacinth created by Michael Pickthall and launched in 1978.