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Sweet Bird of Youth (1989)

In 1989 Elizabeth Taylor starred in the drama TV film Sweet Bird of Youth, directed by Nicolas Roeg, based on the 1959 play by Tennessee Williams.

The publicity shot above by Greg Gorman portrays Taylor sitting at a mirrored dressing table. Most of the bottles in front of her are decorative, but there’s one which is very distinctive.

It’s Caron Nuit de Noël, whose beautiful black bottle was modified with a golden pump atomiser. This woody floral fragrance, launched in 1922, is a creation by Ernest Daltroff.

Performance (1970)

performance-1970-004-mick-jagger-bathTurner (Mick Jagger) is a former rock star who lives in London’s Notting Hill with two women, Pherber (Anita Pallenberg) and Lucy (Michèle Breton). The famous scene where they’re taking a bath in the same tub features interesting products.

First of all, there’s a bottle of Hermès Calèche, created in 1961 by Guy Robert.

guerlainvoldenuitcologne_vintage_bornunicornOn the marble shelf by the tub there’s also a flacon montre of Guerlain Vol de Nuit (see the teal disk).


garnierobaobubblebath_bornunicornOn the same shelf, on the right, there’s the unmistakable blue bottle of a bubble bath popular in the 1960s/1970s – L’Oreal Obao, the “bain bleu moussant”.