Three interesting objects sit on Lori Madison's vanity in her dressing room. Yves Saint Laurent Opium (oval box included) takes central stage. In 1985 (year in which this season is set) this perfume was basically everywhere, and it was impossible to escape. This creation by Jean Amic, Jean-Louis Sieuzac and Raymond Chaillan, launched in 1977,… Continue reading The Deuce S03E05 (You Only Get One)
Porn actress Holly Body (Melanie Griffith) has a refined taste for perfumes, as shown by what is sitting on her dressing table. The almost empty bottle with black stopper is Giorgio Armani Armani, a chypre floral perfume created by Ron Winnegrad in 1982. The red box with gold accents is unmistakably the packaging of Yves… Continue reading Body Double (1984)
There's a suprising object on Dorothea's writing desk - a bottle of Yves Saint Laurent Opium, the Secret de Parfum version. This is not the original 1977 perfume, created by Jean Amic and Jean-Louis Sieuzac, but a later version, created by Jean-Louis Sieuzac and launched in 1992. From a strictly historical point of view, this is an inaccurate choice, because the… Continue reading 20th Century Women (2016)
Yves Saint Laurent Opium perfume on a table of the dressing room. Screencap source.
The protagonists of this scene are Maggie (Janine Turner) and Joanne (Cathryn De Prume). They have one thing in common - Rick Pederson, Maggie's ex-boyfriend who cheated on her several times. Joanne travels to Cicely (Alaska) to see the unveiling of a statue commemorating Rick's death. Later, they meet at a bar and have the following conversation.… Continue reading Northern Exposure S03E01 (The Bumpy Road to Love)
Deidre Chambers (Gennie Nevinson) has a flamboyant style which I love. The outfit she sports in a scene set at a restaurant is my favourite: it includes a black sequined cardigan, black trousers and an embroidered white blouse. She's a beauty consultant, so it's nice she's got a lipstick, a blush compact, a brush and a perfume… Continue reading Muriel’s Wedding (1994)