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Margaret Thatcher’s Vanity

Photographer Herbie Knott took this portrait of Margaret Thatcher: she was at 10 Downing Street during the 1983 General Election campaign.

The gold bottle on the dresser is a pretty exciting object because it’s by Guerlain! This refillable spray canister with basketweave design was first introduced in 1982 for eaux de toilettes. Unfortunately it’s impossible to tell what fragrance it contained, but I think it was Mitsouko, the Guerlain classic which Thatcher was said to be a fan of.

Thanks to alindri for the id.

The Iron Lady (2011)

theironlady3_bornunicorn geoftrumpereaudecologne_bornunicornMargaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep) holding a bottle of Geo. F. Trumper Eau de Cologne.

On the top shelf, next to the shave brush, there’s a Penhaligon’s bottle. It’s bow-less, so it’s hard to tell what perfume it is. Margaret Thatcher was said to wear Bluebell, but this isn’t it. That peculiar sticker shape makes me think of Blenheim Bouquet, but it’s just a guess. If that was the case, kudos to the prop master for choosing the fragrance created for Winston Churchill’s father and worn by the Prime Minister himself.