Lost in Translation (2003)

There are two Dr. Hauschka products in Charlotte and John’s hotel bedroom. The first can be seen on a table while John is packing his camera and lenses for work. It’s a tube, so it could contain many different creams. I like thinking it’s the rose day cream, which I’ve used for many years and still love.   The second appears on Charlotte’s bedside table: … Continue reading Lost in Translation (2003)

Under the Skin (2013)

When the Female (Scarlett Johansson) visits a mall, she stops at the Clinique make-up display. She first holds a lipstick, then a Chubby Stick Intense lip colour in a red shade. The display contains Superbalm moisturizing lip glosses and lipstick testers, Quickliner eye pencils and High Impact mascaras. Still at the make-up department, the camera pans over another counter, where a sales assistant applies a … Continue reading Under the Skin (2013)

Hitchcock (2013)

When Janet Leigh (Scarlett Johansson) meets Alfred Hitchcock to discuss the role of Marion Crane in his upcoming film Psycho (1960), she focuses on the double identity of the character (a Phoenix secretary who steals $40,000 from her employer’s client). She introduces this concept through perfumes: Marion is someone who wears an inoffensive cologne like Lenthéric Tweed in the office, but turns to something completely different when … Continue reading Hitchcock (2013)