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Ratched S01E03 (Angel of Mercy)

Mildred (Sarah Paulson) is about to meet the private detective Charles Wainwright in her room again. On her dressing table we see an old acquaintance and a new bottle.

The tall ribbed bottle – previously seen in the pilot – is Moment Suprême eau de cologne by Jean Patou.

The other bottle is the Lanvin boule, a special one: it’s made of colourless glass (and not of the more ordinary black glass) and its gold stopper has got a raspberry shape (and not the more ordinary ribbed ball shape) [1]. This bottle was used to house Mon péché (My Sin), originally launched in 1924, and Arpège, launched in 1927. I like to think My Sin is sitting on Mildred’s vanity: she’s a character full of contrasts, who is definitely hiding many secrets and sins.

[1] Later, the ribbed stoppers would replace the raspberry ones. The change didn’t happen before the 1960s, as shown by this 1964 advert for My Sin

Thanks to lepetitcivet for the Lanvin id.

Joan Collins’ Dressing Table

Beautiful Joan Collins looked gorgeous in this picture from the 1950s. Some intriguing charm is imparted by the several bottles sitting on her vanity, too.

rochasfemme_vintage_bornunicornFrom the left, there are two Rochas bottles, one of which has the glass stopper. I’d like to say this was Femme, but I’m not 100% sure: other three perfumes – Mousseline, Mouche and La Rose – were housed in the same curvy bottle. All these fragrances were created by Edmond Roudnitska.

rochasfemmecologne_bornunicorn.jpgThe same can be said for the bottle with the plastic stopper: this one could be Femme eau de cologne, or one of the aforementioned scents.

The small square bottle with black stopper is the mini version of a Lanvin perfume. It’s unclear if it was Arpege or another scent (the same container was used to house different fragrances).

dior_dioramavintagebottle_bornunicornNext, there’s a bottle of Christian Dior Dioramaa chypre fruity creation by Edmond Roudnitska launched in 1948. Am I the only one who has always seen Dior’s signature bow-topped front label as the peak of Parisian chic?

worthjereviens_bornunicornThe fluted “skyscraper” bottle is quite unmistakable: it’s Je Reviens by Worth, a fragrance created by Maurice Blanchet and launched in 1932.

The round lace-printed box on the right is another product by Rochas, a perfumed talcum powder which, I guess, was from the Femme line.

A couple of words on the two of the four bottles I haven’t identified, starting with the bottle with rectangular stopper. It looks like Lancôme Bocages, but I can’t see the peculiar semi-circular shape in the stopper. Then the glass bottle on the right looks like a Chanel one, but have Chanel front labels ever been that rectangular? Any ideas on these doubts of mine are welcome!

Thanks to Scentimentalist and Le Petit Civet for the Lanvin id.

Judy Garland’s Make-Up Case

judygarlandtravelcase_bornunicornIf I think of all the make-up cases, dressing tables and vanities I’ve written about on this blog, I don’t think I’ve ever been excited like this time. The present entry is something special, because it features the make-up case of Judy Garland (circa 1968). Just from the picture above, you may see why I’m so happy: there’s a superlative selection of perfumes and toiletries! All of them are part of a lot sold at an auction: besides the make-up case, it included a sewing basket and a travel mirror, several make-up items and hair accessories, some documents, pictures and one Salvatore Ferragamo black suede pump.

Let’s see what perfumes she carried in her case.

carven_magriffessencepourlebain_bornunicornFirst, not really a perfume, but a bath fragrance. It’s Ma Griffe by Carven, originally created by Jean Carles and launched in 1946.

guerlainvoldenuittalc_bornunicornThe stunning white bottle with black label and gold lettering is a Guerlain talc; the fragrance is Vol de Nuit, one of the most famous creations by Jacques Guerlain, launched in 1933.

lanvinarpegenaturalspray_bornunicornIt’s not surprising that the perfume bottles she travelled with were spray (and not splash). The fluted one with black and gold stopper is Arpege by Lanvin, a creation of Andre Fraysse launched in 1922.

rochasfemmerefillableatomiser_bornunicornThe lace-like bottle is none other than Femme by Rochas, created by Edmond Roudnitska and launched in 1944.

I wish I could identify the make-up items too, but they unfortunately have no labels and a pretty standard packaging.

Picture source.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel S01E05 (Doink)

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lanvinarpege_tallbottle_bornunicornWhile Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) is walking through the beauty department at B. Altman, we get a glimpse of two factice bottles. The tallest one is Rochas Madame Rochas; the one with the squared black stopper is an eau by Lanvin (it could be either Arpege or My Sin).

Death on the Nile (1978)

deathonthenile_bornunicorn.pngLinnet Ridgeway’s bedroom/boudoir is lavishly furnished in white and decorated with colorful glass, mirrors and marble. Several French perfumes are sitting on her vanity, a natural extension of her flawless style.

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lanvinmysin_bornunicornThe first bottle that has caught my attention is the Lanvin boule on the left. It’s unclear what perfume it contained, because the French maison used the same bottle for two different perfumes, Arpege (created by Andre Fraysse in 1927) and My Sin (called Mon Péché in French, created by the mysterious Madame Zed in 1924). The film is set in the 1930s, so it’s plausible for both to sit on that vanity.

lanvinarpegetalc_bornunicornThe same thing can be said for the black bottle on the right, containing Lanvin talcum powder. It could be Arpege or My Sin.

shalimarvintagead_bornunicornThe Guerlain chauve souris bottle unmistakably contained Shalimar, created by Jacques Guerlain in 1925.

guerlainliu_bornunicornGuerlain Liu black flacon tabatiere with gold accents is in tune with the Art Deco vibe in Linnet’s bedroom. The perfume was created by Jacques Guerlain in 1929.

Thanks to Karen Hatch for the id.

Rundskop (2011)

rundskop_bornunicorn-1Lucia Schepers (Jeanne Dandoy) works in a perfume shop. Several perfumes can be spotted behind her.

lanvinarpege_bornunicornA bottle of Lanvin Arpège is on the top shelf, on the left. This famous white floral perfume was made by Andre Fraysse and first launched in 1927.

lanvin_rumeur2_bornunicornAnother Lanvin perfume – Rumeur 2 Rose – is on the bottom shelf, on the left. This one was created by Honorine Blanc and launched in 2007.

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Three Burberry perfumes can be seen on the right: Burberry Women, Burberry The Beat and Burberry Sport for Women. The first is a fruity/woody perfume created by Michel Almairac in 1997; the second is a citrus green scent created by Dominique Ropion, Olivier Polge and Beatrice Piquet in 2008. The last one was created by Olivier Polge and Beatrice Piquet in 2010.

rundskop_bornunicorn-3ninaricci_decidela_bornunicornWhen Lucia’s mother (Jeanne Remy) pays a visit to her daughter, a factice bottle of Nina Ricci Deci Dela can be seen on a table next to her. This chypre floral fragrance was created by Jean Guichard and launched in 1994.

Pal Joey (1957)

paljoey_bornunicorn (2)Vera Prentice-Simpson (Rita Hayworth) sings Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, a popular song from the 1940 musical the film is inspired to.

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lanvinarpege_tallbottle_bornunicornThere are two big Lanvin bottles on her dressing table, possibly of Arpege, one of Hayworth’s favourite perfumes.

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lanvinvintagearpege_ritahayworth_bornunicornThe black boule bottle of Arpege can be seen on the bottom shelf in her bathroom. The iconic perfume was created by Andre Fraysse and launched in 1927.

How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

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When Pola (Marilyn Monroe), Loco (Betty Grable) and Schatze (Lauren Bacall) go to a restaurant with their dates, they all meet in the powder room to share their impressions. Two Lanvin Arpège perfume bottles can be seen on a dressing table. Pola even puts on some perfume before leaving.

vlcsnap-2019-01-08-23h50m59s961Later in the film, another boule bottle of the same perfume can be seen in Schatze’s bedroom.