Mr Selfridge S02E02

Kitty Hawkins (Amy Beth Hayes) is mad at Frank Edwards (Samuel West): he tries to make up with her and visits the make-up counter at Selfridges. He asks for advice: he wants to give something special to someone special (her ;)). She plays along: she suggests “a new perfume” by Guerlain, which happens to be Mitsouko in the traditional flacon bouchon coeur. This is a historically … Continue reading Mr Selfridge S02E02

Mr Selfridge S02 Opening Credits

Several perfumes appear in the opening credits of the 2nd season. First of all, some bouchon coeur flacons by Guerlain and their parquet boxes, originally introduced in the early 1910s for Mitsouko, Fol Arôme and L’Heure Bleue. The perfume in the box is the dabber version, while the two sitting on the counter are spray bottles. The red-lined box contains three perfumes by Selfridges – Fumaria Bouquet, Selene and Adne. At … Continue reading Mr Selfridge S02 Opening Credits

Mr Selfridge S02E01

When Lady Loxley (Katherine Kelly) visits Selfridges with her husband, Kitty Hawkins (Amy Beth Hayes) tells her the Yardley face cream she wanted has arrived. The teal glass jars displayed on the counter are by Yardley, but they originally contained English Lavender brilliantine. On the same counter, some bottles of Lily of the Valley (an original Selfridges perfume) can be seen. Continue reading Mr Selfridge S02E01

Mr Selfridge S02E03

There are lots of Bourjois products at the cosmetics counter. The beautiful round pots made of paper in pastel colours are from the Ashes of series, which included several lines in several scents: rose, lily, violet, carnation, wall flower, lavender, gardenia, sandal, heliotrope, mimosa/muguet, jasmine/iris. According to Grace Hummel, Ashes of Roses, created by Ernest Beaux, was first launched in France in 1909, in the … Continue reading Mr Selfridge S02E03