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Mr Selfridge S03E02

mrselfridge_s03e02_bornunicornSeveral Roger & Gallet coffrets of three soaps are displayed in the cosmetic department.

rogerandgallet_rose_soapcoffret_bornunicornrogerandgallet_ginger_soapcoffret_bornunicorn rogerandgallet_greentea_soapcoffret_bornunicornrogerandgallet_jeanmariefarina_soapcoffret_bornunicorn rogerandgallet_lavanderoyale_soapcoffret_bornunicornFrom top to bottom, they are Rose, Gingembre, Thè vert, Jean Marie Farina and Lavande Royale. The choice of displaying these boxes is historically accurate: the third season is set just after the end of WWI, while Roger & Gallet round au chaudron soaps were first launched in 1879.

Mr Selfridge S01E03

mrselfridge_s01e03_bornunicorn (4)When Mr Selfridge decides to open a beauty counter in his store, we are treated with lots of eye candy! Perfumes and toiletries start to appear on the counters just before the entrance door.

4711cologne_bornunicornIn the screencap above, some bottles of Mäurer & Wirtz 4711 Original cologne can be seen, along with some round soaps by Roger & Gallet.

rogeretgallet_lavandaroyale_bornunicornI’m not sure about the scents of the white and pink soaps, but they could be discontinued. As a matter of fact, their boxes and packaging could be coming from the 1980s, definitely not from the most recent collections. Contemporary Roger & Gallet soaps are wrapped in tissue paper, as usual, but they only have a round sticker – not a wrapping label.

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Some flacons bouchon coeur by Guerlain can be seen on another counter. Most of them have no label, so it’s impossible to know what perfumes they contained. One thing is certain: their glass stoppers tell us they’re from before 1962, year in which plastic stoppers replaced the glass ones. As for the Mitsouko modern bottle, the pump atomizer is a nice way to give it a vintage feel.

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yardley_englishlavender_vintagead_bornunicornAgnes Towler (Aisling Loftus) meets Henri Leclair (Grégory Fitoussi) in the beauty department. They have a short conversation about perfumes, from which we learn that Agnes is a classic British girl, who loves traditional perfumes like Yardley Lavender. The aromatic fougère, launched in 1919, is another not-historically-accurate choice, but it works.