beauty products in music videos, perfumes in music videos

Raising Hell (2019)

The latest Kesha video is a fun one. The American singer plays a televangelist à la Dolly Parton, who's unfortunately trapped into an abusive marriage with a horrible husband who doesn't care about her and beats her up all the time. But she'll soon know how to take her revenge on him. In the video,… Continue reading Raising Hell (2019)

perfume quotes in movies

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018)

I think Xavier Dolan must have a thing for perfumes mothers wear. In his films, there's often a moment in which the protagonist's mother explains what perfume she's wearing [1], so I guess this must have something to do with a personal obsession of the director. In this case, Grace (Susan Sarandon) is wearing Nina… Continue reading The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018)

perfumes in tv shows, soaps in tv shows

Sharp Objects S01E02 (Dirt)

In Camille's bathroom there are a lily of the valley soap gift set by Saponificio Varesino and a small, almost empty bottle of Nina Ricci L'air du temps. Judging from the dark colour of the perfume left, it must have been something she used to wear as a teenager, when she still lived in Wind… Continue reading Sharp Objects S01E02 (Dirt)

perfumes in photography

Belles Filles, 1977

Belles Filles is a photoshoot by Guy Bourdin released in 1977. Some distinctive elements of the French photographer's style are present in the picture above - the dreamy atmosphere, satin clothes, high heels - along with a beautiful set of famous perfumes. The first of the perfumes on the washbasin is Chanel No. 5, originally… Continue reading Belles Filles, 1977

stars' vanities/make-up cases/cabinets in real life

Divine on Harpers and Queen (September 1980)

Divine having a bubble bath in a St. John's Wood bathroom is such an entrancing view! The artist from Baltimore, protagonist of many iconoclastic films by John Waters, posed for Peter Warner for Divine Bathrooms, Lovely Loos, a photoshoot published on the British magazine Harpers and Queen (September 1980 issue). There are some perfume bottles… Continue reading Divine on Harpers and Queen (September 1980)

perfumes in movies

Étoile (1989)

There are two Nina Ricci perfumes on a dressing table: L'Air du Temps and Fleur de Fleurs. The first, launched in 1948, was created by Francis Fabron; the second, launched in 1982, was created by Betty Busse. Next to them, on the left, there's a bottle of Guerlain Chamade, a 1969 creation by Jean-Paul Guerlain.… Continue reading Étoile (1989)

perfumes in movies

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… Continue reading Jackie (2016)

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ABBA’s Dressing Room

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Raffaella went to Stockholm, where she visited ABBA The Museum. She sent me some awesome pictures of the band's dressing tables, so let's see what's on them. On the left, next to the metal suitcase, there's a box of Cacharel Anaïs Anaïs, the ultra-feminine and romantic perfume created in 1978 by Roger Pellegrino,… Continue reading ABBA’s Dressing Room

perfume quotes in movies

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

This is one of the most famous scenes from the Jonathan Demme film - the first time in which Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) and Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) meet. His reaction to her presence is eerie: there's a thick perspex surface separating the two characters, but he is able to detect, through the holes in… Continue reading The Silence of the Lambs (1991)