Mr Selfridge S01E03

There’s a bottle of Guerlain Mitsouko on Ellen Love’s dressing table – a contemporary bottle which was given the vintage touch of an atomizer pump. Choosing this perfume may not be historically accurate – it was created in 1919, ten years after the time in which this episode takes place – but it totally suits Ellen’s vampy and flamboyant style. When Mr Selfridge asks his mistress … Continue reading Mr Selfridge S01E03

Mr Selfridge S01E03

When Mr Selfridge decides to open a beauty counter in his store, we are treated with lots of eye candy! Perfumes and toiletries start to appear on the counters just before the entrance door. In the screencap above, some bottles of Mäurer & Wirtz 4711 Original cologne can be seen, along with some round soaps by Roger & Gallet. I’m not sure about the scents of the … Continue reading Mr Selfridge S01E03

Mr Selfridge S01E03

The dressing table of Rose Selfridge (Frances O’Connor) is quite busy. She’s clearly a fan of Guerlain perfumes: two flacons montre [1] can be seen on the shelf in front of the window, but there’s more. She opens a Guerlain box, decorated with people and animals, and takes out a flacon bouchon coeur, the bottle with the heart-shaped stopper designed by Raymond Guerlain in collaboration with … Continue reading Mr Selfridge S01E03

Mr Selfridge S01E03

Valerie Maurel (Joséphine de la Baume) works for the American advertising agency J. Walter Thompson. Mr Selfridge asks her to give him advice on whether to sell make-up products on the store’s new beauty counters. She shows Mr Selfridge and department heads some make-up items, among which a yellow loose powder box. This is Houbigant Quelques Fleurs powder box, with the trademark flower basket on the … Continue reading Mr Selfridge S01E03