There’s the iconic dove-topped bottle of Nina Ricci L’air du temps on Karen’s dresser. This classic floral/spicy fragrance, created by Francis Fabron, was launched in 1948.
Next to it there’s another iconic bottle – the flacon chauve souris of Guerlain Shalimar, one of the most famous creations by Jacques Guerlain, launched in 1925.
On the right side of the dresser there’s a white bottle: the stopper has a gold band, which indicates it’s a Chanel body lotion, possibly No. 5 or No. 19.
Thanks to Ladiesofthepast for submitting this post and to reveur_etc for the Guerlain and Chanel ids.
There’s a jar of Pond’s cold cream on the table where Alice (Ellen Burstyn) is tweezing her eyebrows.
Alice Hyatt (Ellen Burstyn) is a widow who wants to move back to her home town, Monterrey, by the end of the summer. On the way home, she tries to find a job and to earn some money. She wants to make an impression on potential employers, so she gets her hair styled and buys a new dress. The beauty products she uses reinforce the idea of a woman who wants to make an impression.
On a table of the motel room where she’s staying with her son Tommy (Alfred Lutter III), we can see some luxury items.
The black and red round bottles with gold stoppers are perfumed talcs by Lanvin, respectively Arpege and My Sin.
The tall glass bottle is the trademark container of Lucien Lelong fragrances. This one, with the black label, is for Opening Night cologne.
I was wondering why the movie prop masters selected these items for the character. She’s struggling with her current life situation, with a “very weird” kid and with money; for these reasons, it’s clear Lanvin talcs (two of them!) and the Lelong perfume are symbols of a wealthier past.
The lotion Alice (Ellen Burstyn) puts on before going to bed is Vaseline Intensive Care for over-dry skin.
The same pump bottle can be seen again in the bathroom scene, when Alice shaves her legs.
Pepsodent tooth powder and Listerine mouth-wash.
Colgate and Crest toothpaste tubes, GUM toothbrushes.