The other bottle is the Lanvin boule, a special one: it’s made of colourless glass (and not of the more ordinary black glass) and its gold stopper has got a raspberry shape (and not the more ordinary ribbed ball shape) . This bottle was used to house Mon péché (My Sin), originally launched in 1924, and Arpège, launched in 1927. I like to think My Sin is sitting on Mildred’s vanity: she’s a character full of contrasts, who is definitely hiding many secrets and sins.
 Later, the ribbed stoppers would replace the raspberry ones. The change didn’t happen before the 1960s, as shown by this 1964 advert for My Sin
Before leaving the Hawthorne School, Cordelia Goode (Sarah Paulson) and Myrtle Snow (Frances Conroy) comment on the smell in the air. Myrtle can’t bear it: she states Bourbon Street in New Orleans smells like Chanel No. 5 in comparison.
Ally Mayfair-Richards (Sarah Paulson) has gone through hell to save herself and her son from the white suprematist craze gripping U.S.A. Now she’s a senator, but her project to assert women’s power is not over. In the very last scene of the episode she’s getting ready to go out: the gold brush she uses to retouch her make-up is the rouge brush by Bésame Cosmetics.
In the clear make-up tray I can see Clinique Almost lipstick in Black Honey and another discontinued item: a MAC lipstick in a silver bullet. The Canadian brand used this packaging (and not the classic black one) just during the late 1990s.
There’s a box of Coty Airspun face powder on the wooden shelf.