perfumes in tv shows

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… Continue reading The Politician S02E02 (Conscious Unthroupling)

stars' vanities/make-up cases/cabinets in real life

Sarah Jessica Parker’s Bathroom

Yesterday 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: Le Labo Patchouli 24, a patchouli perfume with vanilla base note, created by Annick Menardo in 2006. Two very big bottles… Continue reading Sarah Jessica Parker’s Bathroom

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The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

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. The 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. The exact perfume… Continue reading The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

stars' vanities/make-up cases/cabinets in real life

Franca Valeri’s Dressing Room

There 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.    

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Rocco’s Shaving Products

Here'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. He'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!… Continue reading Rocco’s Shaving Products