Charming Sir Charles Litton (David Niven) is spending the winter months at a posh hotel in Cortina. When such an elegant character opens his bathroom cabinet, something good is about to happen – a perfect shot of men’s colognes!
First from the left, Yardley Eau de Cologne for Men.
A massive bottle of Victor Acqua di Selva takes centre stage.
The third and last one is another vintage Italian product – Napoleon Sir Robert toilet water by Morris.
On the top shelf there are a Chanel box and an eau de cologne bottle. The front label is impossible to read, but maybe it’s Pour Monsieur.
When it comes to the box, it’s likely to contain No. 5 or another women’s fragrance, because the box of Pour Monsieur was white with black lettering (but no black edges) or grey with white lettering.
There are many bottles on Flavia’s dressing table: among them, the unmistakable green bottle of Victor Acqua di Selva, a classic fougère fragrance first launched in 1949.
The tall bottle with gold stopper on the right is Rochas Madame Rochas, a woody/floral creation by Guy Robert launched in 1960.
Moving to the far right side of the table, there’s a fluted bottle with silver stopper: it’s another Rochas perfume, Moustache. It’s unclear whether this bottle contained the eau de toilette concentrée (launched in 1948) or the eau de cologne (launched one year later, in 1949): in any case, the fougère fragrance was a successful creation by Edmond Roudnitska and Thérèse Roudnitska.
A huge bottle of Victor Acqua di Selva can be seen on the bath tub of the protagonist (Al Pacino).