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 created by Ernest Beaux in 1921. Next is Revillon Detchema, … Continue reading Belles Filles, 1977

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 on the mahogany-panelled window by the tub. The first on … Continue reading Divine on Harpers and Queen (September 1980)

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)

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, Robert Gonnon, Paul Leger and Raymond Chaillan. The yellow bottle next … Continue reading ABBA’s Dressing Room

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 the perspex, what she smells like. He smells “Evyan skin cream”; … Continue reading The Silence of the Lambs (1991)