In "Megamind" (seriously ), the main character is caught by his friendly sidekick getting ready for a date.
"I just have to run a few errands."
"You don't 'run errands'. What's going on here?"
"Wait a minute!" sniffs "Are you wearing Jean Paul Gaultier's Pour Homme?!?"
"Uh, no! It's just my natural musk!"
I started a thread on the male frags board re the current bestseller "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt. Not a single response, it sank like a stone.
Anyway, the fiancee of the main character in this book is cited several times as wearing Chanel 19, which seems to suit her very well.
I've just finished reading "The Perfume Collector" by Kathleen Tessaro. She used Madam Zed as a character in the novel (she was a real perfumer and did indeed create Lanvin's My Sin). There are several other fictional perfumes in the book. I enjoyed reading it.
Downton Abbey had a reference to perfume being spilled and the room smelling like that of a tart as a result, but I wasn't able to catch the name of the perfume mentioned.
I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
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Screenshot from American Psycho. Don't know what any of these are aside from YSL Pour Homme.
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men. ~Herman Melville
Mr Selfridge, a few Guerlain montre bottles on Mrs Selfridges dressing table. For spilt second in the opening sequence a shot of Guerlain bottles on the fragrance counter.
We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting. ～Kahlil Gibran
In the third episode of season 1 of Breaking Bad, Hank references Drakkar Noir while searching inside Krazy8 & Emilio's Car.
"It's a car that jumps up and down. What the hell, you people used to be conquistadors for Christ sake. Smells like a Drakkar Noir factory in here."
Old Spice tends to be quite often mentioned, among other films:
in "Home Alone" (the first installment of the series, when Kevin-played by Macauley Culkin erroneously dabs himself with his
dad's Old Spice before he makes his iconic grimace in front of the mirror)
in "Arizona Dream" directed by Emir Kusturica, up to the point that Old Spice is even mentioned in a song composed by Goran Bregovic and interpreted (actually, far more recited, since it's more a monologue than a tune) by Johnny Depp
in "Mon oncle d'Amerique" by Alain Resnais, the character interpreted by Gerard Depardieu is, paradoxically, both a an autodidactic social climber and an old fashioned, very traditionalistic man who shaves with a straight razor and uses the Old Spice aftershave splash
finally, a more humorous reference in the more contemporary sitcom "Mike and Molly"- when Molly Flynn and her sister Victoria remember their late father, they remark that he owned such immense quantities of Old Spice (which apparently he didn't enjoy so much) that he even "used it to light up the barbecue"
At the very end of Casino Royale, where he is in the boat, there is a bottle of Acqua di Parma in his toiletry bag though I don't know which. In Spring Breakers, James Franco sprays himself with 2 bottles at once during the " look at my sh*t." Sequence.
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i remember that JAR Bolt of Lightning were mention in one of the episode of Hannibal TV Series.
I was watching NCIS recently and there was this exchange:
Also remember hearing a few fragrance references in The Mentalist...Late one cold afternoon, Ellie Bishop is taking batting practice when a man approaches from the parking lot. It's her supervisor from the NSA, Jeremy Marlens. Bishop doesn't even need to turn around.
"If you're trying to be stealth," she says while still swinging at balls, "A less pungent cologne would have been a smarter choice."
"Nobody wears cologne anymore, Bishop, it's 'body spray'. Mountain Musk, I think."
"Well, it's pretty bold."
"I'll accept bold. I'm also irritated. Why haven't you returned my messages?"
Am reading 'What it Was' by George Pelecanos and one of the characters mentions regularly getting a bottle of 'Hai Karate' at Christmas.
Kouros in Polanski's Carnage.
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In "Adoptes" (2010), an obscure made for television French film I just watched, one character talked fondly about her late father, who used "a very good scent", none other than... Habit Rouge.
In 'Are you being served?' (classic British sitcom) Mrs. Slocombe is boasting about her home-made perfume. She says she accidentally dropped some on her pussy and the local tomcats were trying to get through her catflap all night.
He boiled for our sins
He boiled for our sins
Just watched Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) on German TV. There is a scenario in the bathroom where Spencer Tracy is wet shaving, while he and Katharine Hepburn are having a discussion. He reaches three times for his shaving paraphernalia in a shelf. Every time there are displayed two bottles of Miss Dior in houndstooth design, and one with a bow around its neck.
The iconic houndstooth bottle of Miss Dior also appears, among many other films, in "Martha" (1974), an arthouse film directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
A further reference to another classic fragrance I recently noticed: in the made for television film "State crime" (2013) it is suggested that non-fictional French politician Robert Boulin (1920-1979) allegedly used vintage Hermes Bel Ami, judging by a brief scene depicting his bathroom.
In Queneau's Zazie dans le metro the uncle reeks of Barbouze de chez Fior
"Your fragrance with a fume of iodine" L. Cohen
In French film 'Brodeuses' (2004) Mme. Mélikian has bottles of Vol de Nuit and Eau de Cologne impériale by Guerlain.
"Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."
In French film "Un éléphant ça trompe énormément" (1976) Jean Rochefort has a huge bottle of Monsieur de Givenchy.
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