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

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. From 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… Continue reading Joan Collins’ Dressing Table

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

Judy Garland’s Make-Up Case

If 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… Continue reading Judy Garland’s Make-Up Case

perfumes in tv shows

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel S01E05 (Doink)

While 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).

perfumes in movies

Death on the Nile (1978)

Linnet 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. The first bottle that has caught my attention is the Lanvin boule on the left. It's unclear what perfume it contained, because the French… Continue reading Death on the Nile (1978)

perfumes in movies

Rundskop (2011)

Lucia Schepers (Jeanne Dandoy) works in a perfume shop. Several perfumes can be spotted behind her. A 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. Another Lanvin perfume - Rumeur 2 Rose - is on the bottom shelf, on… Continue reading Rundskop (2011)

perfumes in movies

Pal Joey (1957)

Vera Prentice-Simpson (Rita Hayworth) sings Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, a popular song from the 1940 musical the film is inspired to. There are two big Lanvin bottles on her dressing table, possibly of Arpege, one of Hayworth's favourite perfumes. The black boule bottle of Arpege can be seen on the bottom shelf in her bathroom. The iconic perfume… Continue reading Pal Joey (1957)

perfumes in movies

How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

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. Later in the film, another boule… Continue reading How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)