April 16, 2020
The perfumery and the cinema they are two arts that have come together on many occasions. In addition, both artistic aspects are within the reach of the vast majority, which invites you to dream of dream stories, or to wrap yourself in fragrances that transport you to a specific place or moment in a key scene of the seventh art. A scent can even flood us with the particular universe of a specific film character. Dreams and sensations that are undoubtedly worth experiencing and that can go beyond the big screen.
Such is the case of the aroma used by the beautiful, whimsical and conquering Scarlett o’hara on gone With the Wind (1939). In one of the scenes of the mythical film she appears with a perfume.
Is about Murray & Lanman Florida Water of the Cheautard’s brand, which is still sold, and which the actress recognized as her favorite in real life. Created more than 200 years ago, it is a unisex eau de toilette that is composed of a mixture of citrus and floral notes.
Another of the most emblematic perfumes of the cinema is Shalimar by Guerlain. A scent you used Sigourney Weaver, on Woman weapons (1988), to seduce Harrison ford.
He also appeared in many other films, including: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Death on The Nile (1978) or Jackie (2016).
In Sanskrit Shalimar means ‘temple of love’, a scent created by Jacques Guerlain in 1925, which is inspired by the love affairs of Shah Jahan, great Emperor of the Indies, and his favorite.
On Me before you (2016), when Louisa (Emilia Clarke) and William (Sam Claflin) visit Paris, Louisa stops to delight in the wonderful showcase of L’Artisan Parfumeur, a French perfume firm created in 1979 by chemist Jean Laporte. This brand also appears in The Joneses (2009) or Confessions of a compulsive shopper (2009).
Already in somewhat more recent films we can see in the Oscar-winning Parasite (2019) to one of its protagonists, Yeon-gyo (Cho Yeo-jeong), a rich woman, with a luxurious and minimalist style, who uses Orange Blossom, from the luxurious English perfume company Penhaligon’s, created at the end of the 19th century .
The list of perfumes in the cinema is very numerous, and without a doubt one of the favorite subjects of perfume lovers. We will continue to complete the list!
Written by Miriam Rivas