Greed (2009)

In 2009 Roman Polanski directed the (fake) commercial for a (fake) perfume: Greed by Francesco Vezzoli. Michelle Williams and Natalie Portman are the stars of the short movie as two women literally fighting for Greed. The centre of the art installation held at the Gagosian Gallery in Rome was the “perfume that doesn’t exist”, whose bottle has a peculiar story. Vezzoli took inspiration from Belle Haleine: Eau … Continue reading Greed (2009)

Jackie (2016)

There are two Nina Ricci perfumes on Jackie Kennedy’s dressing table in her bedroom at the White House. On the left there’s L’air du temps, created by Francis Fabron and launched after the WWII, in 1948. On the right there’s Coeur Joie, a white floral perfume, created by Germaine Cellier and launched in 1946; the cut-out heart-shaped bottle was designed by Marc Lalique. Thanks to PaleBlueMoon for … Continue reading Jackie (2016)

Jackie (2016)

There are four Guerlain perfumes in Jackie Kennedy’s bathroom at the White House. From left to right: the flacon bouchon coeur of Mitsouko, the flacon rayonnant of Vol de Nuit, a flacon abeille and the flacon chauve souris for Shalimar. Next to them, a bottle of Bal à Versailles by Jean Desprez can be seen. I’m sorry to say that the choice of the bottles is lazy and inaccurate. … Continue reading Jackie (2016)