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American Crime Story S02E09 (Alone)

americancrimestory_s02e09_bornunicorn (1)When Marilyn Miglin (Judith Light) receives a visit from the FBI in Miami, she’s getting ready to go on air with her shopping program.

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marilynmiglin_destinybathshowergel_bornunicornOn the left there are some products (hydrating bath and shower gel and cooling body lotion) and boxes from the Destiny line.

marilynmiglin_112bathshowergel_bornunicornAt the centre and on the right there are some boxes and products from the 112 line; among them, a bottle of hydrating bath and shower gel.

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marilynmiglin_112edp_bornunicornmarilynmiglin_112bodylotion_bornunicornmarilynmiglin_112rollerball_bornunicornOther 112 products can be seen while she’s arranging items on a counter: there’s the eau de parfumthe body lotion and the rollerball eau de parfum.

American Crime Story S02E09 (Alone)

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After being among the protagonists of the third episode, Marilyn Miglin (Judith Light) is featured in the season finale, too. As a businesswoman incredibly devoted to her job, she never misses her obligations, even when she gets the news that Andrew Cunanan has killed Gianni Versace.

In the scene where she’s working on tv, lots of products of her brand can be seen. Most of them are from the Destiny line.

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From left to right we see the renewal body lotion, the hydrating bath and shower gel and the cooling body lotion (third bottle from the left in the picture above).

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There are some perfumes, too: the pink Pyjama Lily, the column-like bottle of Pheromone Musk, a bottle of Magic (more about it later) and Passionate.

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Almost all the products on the right part of the picture are, again, from the Destiny line: bath and body oil, eau de parfum, crystalline dusting powder, body butter and another bottle of eau de parfum.
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Finally, the faceted bottle at the top right part of the picture is Destiny Callalily.

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Magic is something special. Marilyn explains it’s the perfume someone like her father (who died when she was young) would give to someone like her mother (who took care of her family by herself) as a love token. The scene is very touching and beautifully emphasizes how positive feelings can still be true, despite the senseless tragedy of this world.

American Crime Story S02E03 (A Random Killing)

americancrimestory_s02e03_bornunicorn (1)The tragedy which struck the life of the Chicago businesswoman Marilyn Miglin (her husband, the tycoon Lee Miglin, was killed by Andrew Cunanan in 1997) is told in the third episode of the tv show. Marilyn, famous for her perfume Pheromone [1], thrived in the fragrance and skincare field, so much that the brand is still on the market.

marilynmiglinpheromone_bornunicorn.jpgThe opening scene sees the protagonist (Judith Light) on television, selling her products. The key product is the aforementioned Pheromone, which appears all through the episode. Launched in 1978, it’s based on the concept of customised fragrance: it “reacts to your body’s chemistry, creating a highly distinguishable custom fragrance,” recites the brand website.

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marilynmiglinperfumecollectiblesgiftset_bornunicorn.jpgThe same bottle appears twice, in scenes set in front of Marilyn’s vanity. Miniature bottles of Miglin fragrances – Pheromone, Jasmin and Musk – can be seen, too.

americancrimestory_s02e03_bornunicorn (8)In the closing scene, set again at a television studio, other Miglin products appear.

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marilynmiglinpheromonealluregiftset_bornunicorn.jpgThe square box contains the Pheromone Allure gift set, which includes the Luxurious body moisture, a bottle of eau de parfum and a refillable purse spray.

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marilyn-miglin-six-feminine-scents-perfume-gift-set_7752285.jpegWe can also see another fragrance gift set, which includes Midnight (brown bottle), Pheromone (clear bottle), Pheromone Red (red bottle), Fo-Ti-Tieng (green bottle), Lace (white bottle) and Destiny (clear bottle).

[1] If you want to learn more about this perfume, read this post by Barbara Herman.