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Heat (1995)

Justine (Diane Venora) is sitting at her vanity, getting ready to go out. There are many beauty products and perfumes on it, so let’s see what I have identified.

The tall bottle is Rochas Tocade, an amber floral fragrance created by Maurice Roucel and launched in 1994.

The bottle with the distinctive white stopper is Bijan Women eau de toilette, another amber floral fragrance: it was created by Peter Bohm and launched in 1986.

The tall bottle with gold stopper is another amber floral fragrance – Red by Giorgio Beverly Hills, created by Bob Aliano and launched in 1989.

At this point it’s clear Justine loves amber floral fragrances: her collection also includes Joop! Femme, created by Michel Almairac and launched in 1987.

There three perfume miniatures, too. One is a bottle of Van Cleef & Arpels First, a Jean-Claude Ellena creation launched in 1976.

Two miniatures are by Oscar de la Renta: the bottle with green stopper is Volupté, a floral green fragrance created by Sophia Grojsman and Nicholas Calderone and launched in 1992. The flower-topped bottle is Oscar, yet another amber floral perfume: it was created by Jean-Louis Sieuzac and launched in 1977.

Last, we get a quick glimpse of a beautiful glossy black and gold refillable atomiser of Chanel No. 5.

Thanks to Cédric for the Giorgio Beverly Hills ID.

Manhunter (1986)

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manhunter_bornunicorn (4)When Will Graham (William Petersen) visits Hannibal Lecktor (Brian Cox) in prison, the doctor doesn’t miss out on commenting on his perfume. Thanks to his exceptional sense of smell, he knows Will is wearing the “atrocious aftershave” he wore in court three years before, something which “has a ship on the bottle”, that is Old Spice.

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manhunter_bornunicorn (6)Soon after commenting on the aftershave, Hannibal moves the conversation on a more personal level. Will is the one who caught Lecktor: despite appearances, they’re “just alike”, which excites Hannibal and scares Will. The doctor goes on: “You came here to look at me, to get the old scent back again”, referring to the thrill of being able to enter someone’s mind and think like him/her, something that Will does, being an empath.

manhunter_bornunicorn (7)When Will leaves the cell in a hurry, Hannibal is disappointed: his remark (“Smell yourself”) is spiteful but also refers to Will’s power. To get “the old scent back again”, he just has to smell himself, to look inside of himself.

The same conversation appears in Hannibal S03E09.