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 – Mousseline, Mouche and La Rose – were housed in … Continue reading Joan Collins’ Dressing Table

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 so happy: there’s a superlative selection of perfumes and toiletries! … Continue reading Judy Garland’s Make-Up Case

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 maison used the same bottle for two different perfumes, Arpege … Continue reading Death on the Nile (1978)

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 was created by Andre Fraysse and launched in 1927. Continue reading Pal Joey (1957)