The French Line (1953)

Mame Carson (Jane Russell) is a millionairess with an oil empire and an unlucky love life. In the first part of the film she’s still engaged, though, and in the first musical act she’s getting ready to meet his fiancé. She likes wearing working clothes but her boudoir shows her love for furry rugs, velvet and satin furniture and perfumes! There’s an impressive display of … Continue reading The French Line (1953)

An American in Paris (1951)

Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) visits a perfume shop in Paris, where he first meets Lise Bouvier (Leslie Caron), who works there as shop assistant. In the screencap above, three bottles of Lucien Lelong Sirocco and a giant bottle of Elsa Schiaparelli Shocking can be seen. Sirocco was launched in 1934, while Shocking – a creation by Jean Carles – was launched in 1937. Lots of … Continue reading An American in Paris (1951)

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

There’s a Revlon red nail polish (vintage bottle) on the small shelf in front of the mirror on Holly Golightly’s dressing table.  On the table there’s a giant flacon bouchon coeur by Guerlain; there’s no label on it, so it’s impossible to know what perfume it contains. The small bottle with white stopper is Desert Flower, a Shulton perfume launched in 1947. On the right side of … Continue reading Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)