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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)


corday_possession_bornunicornThere’s a bottle of Corday Possession on Joey Drayton’s dressing table.

According to Fragrantica, this is a floral aldehyde fragrance launched in 1937. The beautiful bottle is accented by a satin ribbon, while the oval box is decorated with a unicorn sitting in a fence. This is obviously a reproduction of The Unicorn in Captivity, one of the seven hangings from the Middle Ages known as The Unicorn Tapestries.

Thanks to Bgirlrhapsody for this (impossible for me) id.

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)

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guesswhoscomingtodinner_bornunicorn (3)Two Dior houndstooth bottles on the Draytons’ bathroom shelf.

The houndstooth bottle is a classic for Dior perfumes, so I’ve been wondering what were the exact fragrances seen in the film. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to read the front labels, so I’m pretty clueless. Yet, since the film was released in 1967, it’s possible to narrow the search to the perfumes launched before that year.

missdior_houndstooth_bornunicornMiss Dior, the 1947 chypre floral fragrance created by Jean Carles and Paul Vacher.

diorama_houndstooth_bornunicornDiorama, the 1949 chypre fragrance created by Edmond Roudnitska.

diorissimo_houndstooth_bornunicornDiorissimo, the 1956 spectacular lily of the valley bomb created by Edmond Roudnitska.

diorling_houndstooth_bornunicornDiorling, the 1963 chypre fragrance created by Paul Vacher.

Which of these perfumes could suit the protagonists of the film? Any guesses?