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Parenti serpenti (1992)

If you asked me what is the ultimate Christmas Italian film, I would surely choose this one. Despite being a brutal depiction of the petty intrigues and toxic relations among the members of the same family, it’s a comedy, so the line between laugh and darkness is very very thin.

I’ve watched it many times, but I’ve never noticed an intriguing detail in Milena’s bedroom: the iconic silver, black and turquoise metal bottle of Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche on her vanity. Milena, as most of her relatives, masters the art of simulating and pretending, and rarely shows her real self. Using a very trendy perfume is in tune with the character, who wants to appear different from what she really is.

Thanks to my friend Rocco for the id.

Yves Saint Laurent (2014)

yvessaintlaurentmovie_bornunicornvlcsnap-2017-08-13-01h19m30s446Two YSL perfumes can be seen in the bathroom of the house the designer (Pierre Niney) shares with his partner Pierre Bergé (Guillame Gallienne).

yslperfumes_bornunicornIn the first picture there’s the iconic silver, black and turquoise metal bottle of Rive Gauche, created by Michael Hy and launched in 1971. In the second, a bottle of Pour Homme can be seen in the background; this was launched – again – in 1971.