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
There's a refillable spray atomiser of Rochas Madame Rochas on Frances' dressing table. The bottle on the right could be a vintage splash bottle of Coty cologne. The stopper is silver, not gold, though. Thanks to my friend Scentimentalist for the id.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFVfMB4m7mk Franca Valeri is one of the most popular and talented Italian actresses. I've always loved her irony, her poised glamour and nonconformity. Imagine my delight when I found this clip from a 1963 tv documentary: the camera goes along the famous via Montenapoleone in Milan, and Franca (born in Milan) comments. The windows of a perfume… Continue reading Gli amici di Milano (1963)
While Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) is walking through the beauty department at B. Altman, we get a glimpse of two factice bottles. The tallest one is Rochas Madame Rochas; the one with the squared black stopper is an eau by Lanvin (it could be either Arpege or My Sin).
While Mary (Erin Darke) and Midge (Rachel Brosnahan) are walking through the beauty department, some perfume bottles can be seen on the counter on the left: they're Madame Rochas by Rochas (created by Guy Robert in 1960) and a flacon abeilles dorées by Guerlain.
There's a bottle of Rochas Madame Rochas on the washbasin in Julie Baker's bathroom. Screencap source.
Miss Elizabeth Charming (Jennifer Coolidge) has got a very busy dressing table. I've spotted L'Oreal Elnett Very Volume hairspray and Rochas Madame Rochas perfume on it. The perfume, first launched in 1960, was created by Guy Robert: it's a woody/floral scent and includes notes of bergamot, iris, jasmine, tuberose, sandalwood, oakmoss and tonka beans. Screencap source.
Mrs. Haldane, one of the victims of a mysterious strangler, had a very busy dressing table. Among her perfumes, there's a bottle of Californian Poppy, a fragrance by Josephine Kell Ltd. The picture above refers to the 1940s version of the perfume, while the bottle seen in the tv show has a different shape and… Continue reading Endeavour S02E03 (Sway)
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