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Leoni al sole (1961)

There’s a quintessentially Italian beauty product on the vanity in Giulia’s bedroom: it’s Acqua distillata alle rose by Roberts, a classic rose water that’s available everywhere in Italy.

But there’s another item that has captured my attention: a Guerlain flacon montre.

The teal disk tells us it’s Mitsouko. Not your ordinary summer scent, but it’s not surprising: Giulia (Franca Valeri) is a chic/snobbish character, so summer can’t stop her from wearing impeccable outfits and French perfumes. I like the touch given by the prop master (a yellow pump) to customize the bottle.

Thanks to my friend Rocco for the ids.

Scusi, facciamo l’amore? (1968)

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guerlain_flaconmontre_mitsoukocologneThere’s a Guerlain flacon montre on the shelves in the bedroom of Lallo di San Marciano (Pierre ClĂ©menti). In the film the disk on the bottle is dark; we can make a few assumptions [1], but still it’s impossible to say what cologne it contained. I’d like to think it was Mitsouko.

[1] It could be Ode (purple disk), Vol de Nuit (navy blue disk), Jicky (burgundy disk) or Liu (black disk).