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Isabelle Huppert’s Dressing Room (2019)

If you, like me, are a fan of Isabelle Huppert, you’ll be delighted to see this backstage picture, taken on April 15th, 2019 at the Linda Gross Theater in New York. For roughly two months the French actress performed as the Mother in the namesake play by Florian Zeller, under the direction of Trip Cullman.

From left to right there are:


dovedeodorant_bornunicornDove spray deodorant

avene_hydranceoptimale_bornunicornAvène Hydrance Optimale light hydrating cream

byterry_terryblydensilissfoundation_bornunicornBy Terry Terrybly Densiliss foundation


Two Chanel lipsticks

esteelauder_doublewearfoundation_bornunicornEstee Lauder Double Wear liquid foundation



NARS blush and loose face powder

As a die-hard fan of Diptyque, I must admit I jumped on my chair when I saw an eau de toilette bottle on Isabelle’s table. I’m not 100% sure of my id because the front label is partially hidden, but my guess is that she uses Do Son, a tuberose fragrance created in Fabrice Pellegrin and launched in 2005.

sergelutens_lorpheline_bornunicornNext to the Diptyque bottle there’s a Serge Lutens fragrance. In this case, it’s impossible to tell what it is.



There are also two items that not beauty-related but are very nice: a small jar of Tiger Balm (one of my staples) and a tin box containing Gommose Leone, delicious Italian liquorice gummy candy.

Thanks to Scentimentalist for the foundation id.

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The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

theedgeofseventeen_bornunicorn (3)Nadine Franklin (Hailee Steinfeld) is getting ready to go out with Nick. She sprays some perfume, which happens to be a Serge Lutens scent. Quite an unusual choice for a teenager, isn’t it?

It’s hard to tell what perfume sits on her dresser. The  “juice” is clear and the front label is white, so it could be Clair de Musc, Gris clair… or La vierge de fer.

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Mlle Ghoul’s Perfume Collection

IMG_6123.JPGInstagram is a wonderland for perfume lovers. I’m proud to be part of a small community there, kindred spirits who are an endless source of inspiration. One of my reference points when it comes to unconventional perfume choices is definitely “the weaver of the weird”, the one and only Mlle Ghoul. When she posted this picture on her account, I jumped on my chair and started going through the perfume bottles to see how many of them I could identify (I know, that’s a problem but I can’t help it). Besides the perfume collection itself, I was in awe of the picture and its details, in particular the beautiful flower drawing on the wall and the hot pink diamanté skull sitting on the black cabinet on the left.

I was able to id some bottles – Dior Addict on the left, Guerlain L’Heure Bleue on the cabinet, some Serge Lutens perfumes, a couple of L’Artisan Parfumeur ones – but I decided to ask Sarah Elizabeth to tell me more about her favourite pieces of the collection, which is – her words – “getting out of hand”.

I am particularly fond of Norne by Slumberhouse (down in front on the left, the smaller bottle with no cap). 10 Corso Como, Kyoto by Comme des Garçons and Laura Tonatto’s Amir which is in the very back, you can see the round gold cap against the floral picture – are some favorites. Kyoto reminds me of a dark, cool temple in the middle of a forest. It is probably my all time pick, no matter how many other fragrances I collect!

Needless to say, Kyoto has gone straight into my wish-list!

Giancarlo Giammetti’s Dresser (2014)




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jomalone_bornunicornGiancarlo Giammetti, the honorary president of Valentino fashion house, posted this picture on his Instagram account. An elegant dresser, made of marble, glass and steel, “hides” a collection of ties; next to a luxuriant orchid pot, some perfumes can be seen. It looks like he’s a Serge Lutens fan; he certainly loves L’Eau Froide (there are two bottles of it). I’ve also spotted a Jo Malone perfume and Valentino’s latest men’s fragrance, Valentino Uomo.