Pose S02E05 (What Would Candy Do?)

Let’s take a moment to appreciate this screenshot: Elektra Wintour (Dominique Jackson) is gracing us with a rare smile and gives us the chance to get a closer look at her vanity. The small bottle on it is one of the greatest perfumes of the 1980s, Givenchy Ysatis, an “opulent fragrance that smells like luxury” [1]. Created by Dominique Ropion and launched in 1984, it’s … Continue reading Pose S02E05 (What Would Candy Do?)

Pose S02E04 (Never Knew Love Like This Before)

One of the most intense and emotional moments in a VERY intense and emotional episode was the conversation between Candy (Angelica Ross) and her mother (Patrice Johnson Chevannes). In particular, a memory from the past is brought up: as a young boy, Candy wore her mother’s perfume, a symbol of the “silent pact” she thought was between them. Despite her assumptions and hopes, though, Candy … Continue reading Pose S02E04 (Never Knew Love Like This Before)

Pose S02E03 (Butterfly/Cocoon)

Angel (Indya Moore) starts her modeling career as face of the Wet ‘n Wild spring 1990 collection. Her pictures are on the shop display and on products too! Even if the brand launched in 1979, the items seen in this episode are from current collections, not from the 1990s. From left to right there are: Silk Finish lipsticks Glassy Gloss lip gels Megalast nail polishes … Continue reading Pose S02E03 (Butterfly/Cocoon)

Pose S02E03 (Butterfly/Cocoon)

There’s a flacon montre of Guerlain Shalimar cologne in the dressing room of the club where Candy works as pole dancer. It’s clear Ryan Murphy, Pose’s showrunner, is a fan of the Guerlain perfume: you may remember it was mentioned in American Horror Story: Hotel (it was Ramona Royale’s signature scent) and in American Horror Story: Roanoke (it was used by Lee Harris). Continue reading Pose S02E03 (Butterfly/Cocoon)