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The Politician S02E02 (Conscious Unthroupling)

There’s an eau de cologne by Officina Profumo Santa Maria Novella in Astrid’s bathroom cabinet. Impossible to tell exactly what fragrance this is: the brand uses the same bottle and the same wording for most of its colognes.

On the same shelf there’s a fluted bottle: it could be an Annick Goutal perfume or one by L’Occitane (old packaging in both cases) but the bottle is without stopper, so it’s hard to tell.

Sarah Jessica Parker’s Bathroom

sjpbathroom_bornunicornYesterday Sarah Jessica Parker posted this picture on her Instagram account. Needless to say, I am in awe of all these perfume bottles sitting in her bathroom. From left to right I can see:

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Le Labo Patchouli 24, a patchouli perfume with vanilla base note, created by Annick Menardo in 2006.

annickgoutal_bornunicorn.jpgTwo very big bottles of Annick Goutal Eau d’Hadrien (old packaging). This citrusy fragrance, inspired to Mémoires d’Hadrien (1951) by Marguerite Yourcenar, was created by Annick Goutal herself in 1981.

dana_lovesbabysoft_bornunicornFirst launched in 1971, this powdery musky creation by Ron Winnegrad is still on the market. When the actress launched her first fragrance, Lovely, in 2005, she explained one of her sources of inspiration was Love’s Baby Soft, which she wore as a teenager.

bulgarieauparfumeethevert_bornunicorn.jpgBulgari Eau Parfumée au Thé Vert, a quintessentially 1990s perfume created by the master Jean-Claude Ellena and launched in 1992.

guerlainvetiver_bornunicornLast but not least, Guerlain Vetiver, originally created by Jean-Paul Guerlain and launched in 1959. It’s not clear whether this is an old version (with the beautiful opaque glass bottle by Robert Granai) or the Eau Glacée or Sport versions, respectively launched in 2004 and 2006.

On the table there are other two bottles I’m quite on the fence with. One, on the left, is Narciso Rodriguez For Her, but the bottle is different from the black one on the market (see the rounded edges). The other is the small bottle on the front: it looks like a Hermès perfume but the cap is not rounded, so I’m not sure.

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santamarianovellacologne_bornunicornOn the bottom shelf I can see Youth Dew by Estee Lauder and a perfume by Santa Maria Novella.

The two tulle Mickey Mouse ears seen in the picture are by L’Wren Scott (right) and by Gigi Burris (left). She wore the first at the unveiling of Barney’s Electric Holiday collection in 2012 and the second at the recent opening of Mickey: The True Original Exhibition in New York.

Thanks to Lee in the comments for the Estee Lauder id.

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The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

thetalentedmrripley_bornunicorn (2)Deep into his identity theft intrigue, Tom Ripley (Matt Damon) writes a letter to Marge Duval (Gwyneth Paltrow), thus pretending to be Dickie Greenleaf, the girl’s fiancée.

santamarianovellagiftpackaging_bornunicornThe typewritten letter then goes into a gift package bearing a very peculiar logo – Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, a historical Florence-based brand.

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thetalentedmrripley_bornunicorn (5)thetalentedmrripley_bornunicorn (6)The exact perfume Tom has bought for Marge (but pretending it’s Dickie who actually bought it) is never mentioned, but it’s clear it’s her favourite perfume: she asked her boyfriend to get it for her.

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Franca Valeri’s Dressing Room

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santamarianovellapasticche_bornunicornThere are two Shiseido products on the dressing table of the Italian actress, both from the Benefiance line – the creamy cleansing emulsion and the enriched balancing softener. You can also see a round tin box of Santa Maria Novella pasticche.

 

 

Rocco’s Shaving Products

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santamarianovella_cremapredopobarba_bornunicornHere’s what my friend Rocco uses when he shaves. From left to right: Gillette classic shaving cream, Santa Maria Novella Melograno after-shave lotion and Melograno before-and-after shave cream.

wpid-img_6410.jpgHe’s a fan of Santa Maria Novella products, which reminds me I need Melograno cologne in my collection. It’s been sitting in my perfume wish-list for years!