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Madonna’s God Control (2019)

 In June 2019 Madonna released God Control, a music video directed by Jonas Åkerlund which is a ferocious attack against the violence that characterises American society and its strenuous defense of the Second Amendment.

In the screenshot above the singer is getting ready to spend a night out. On her mirrored vanity there are two interesting perfume bottles.

The bottle with clear stopper on the far left is Robert Piguet Fracas extrait de parfum, one of Madonna’s favourite fragrances, a white floral (tuberose and jasmine) triumph created by Germaine Cellier and launched in 1948.

Behind Fracas there’s Jean Patou Moment Suprême housed in the Vacances bottle – rounded stopper and three gadroons. This amber floral fragrance, created by Henri Almeras, was launched in 1929.

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Thanks to Reveur_etc for submitting this post and for the Patou ID.

Courtney Love’s Bathroom (1992)

The passion of Courtney Love for cosmetics and perfumes has been documented since the beginning of her career [1]. In 1992 Alan Levenson took this picture in the bathroom of a Los Angeles apartment [2] she had rented with Kurt Cobain. Let’s start with the products on the washbasin.

edgeshavinggel_bornunicorn.jpgcliniquesoapanddish_bornunicorn.jpgThe shaving cream is by Edge, while the soap bar with green plastic dish is by Clinique. On the left side of the washbasin there’s a pale green tube (a concealer?) and in the toothbrush holder there’s a cleansing facial brush: if memory serves me right, they are both by Clinique (old packaging).

ravehairspray_bornunicornNow the dresser: the pump bottle is Rave ultra-hold hairspray,

robertpiguet_fracas_bornunicornThe black bottle with gold spray nozzle is Robert Piguet Fracas, her favourite perfume. As she explained in 2017: “My perfume history is checkered, but I found Fracas in 1985 via an agent I shared with Uma [Thurman]. It was so white-floral and heady […] I always come back to Fracas. I love it the most and it’s my go-to. It makes me so happy. My daughter also wears it. No one can ignore you when you’re wearing it, yet it’s not annoying. It smells to me like a baby’s head, a field of dreamy white meadow flowers, and a touch of sex.” Intriguing description, right?

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clarinsserum1987_bornunicornThe jar and glass bottle with white caps are Clarins products. Again, I remember Clarins skincare items had the brand name etched on their caps. I have no idea what these contained, but I guess they were a face cream and serum.

lancomedefinicilsmascara_bornunicornLast, the black tube with gold accents is the Lancôme mascara Définicils.

[1] Her Top Shelf is the best ever published on Into the Gloss.

[2] The flat was in the Spaulding Apartments building.

Opening Night (1977)

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piguetfracaseaudetoilette_bornunicornI am not surprised to see a big bottle of Robert Piguet Fracas eau de toilette on Myrtle Gordon’s dressing table. The troubled actress has a strong personality, what it takes to wear a larger-than-life white floral triumph like Fracas, created in 1948 by Germaine Cellier. The bottle has a white stopper, instead of the traditional black one.