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La notte (1961)

There are two perfume bottles in Valentina’s bathroom.

rochasfemme_bornunicornThe one in the background is the eau de toilette version of Femme by Marcel Rochas, housed in a beautiful white spray bottle with black lace details.

guerlainflaconmontre_bornunicornThe other is a huge flacon montre by Guerlain, containing a cologne. The film was shot in black and white, so it’s pretty impossible to say exactly what fragrance the flacon contained.

Monica Vitti’s Dressing Table

monicavitti_leclisse_bornunicornThis beautiful picture of Monica Vitti was taken by photographer Rodrigo Pais on August 1st, 1961 in Rome: the Italian actress was on the set of Michelangelo Antonioni’s L’eclisse.

atkinsons_englishlavender_bornunicorn

atkinsons_goldmedal_bornunicornMy attention was caught by the square glass bottle sitting on the left of her dressing table. It’s an Atkinsons cologne, very popular in Italy. I’m not sure if it’s English Lavender or Gold Medal, though.

 

I’ve also spotted another popular drugstore beauty product, Roberts rosewater. You may remember the same bottle was seen in a film starring Vitti, Modesty Blaise (1966) by Joseph Losey.