Have you ever noticed any perfumes used in tv/movies?

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Dec 27, 2007
I was watching sunday's episode of American Dad just now on Hulu and noticed Roger using CK one!

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curtis.w

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Jan 8, 2009
On It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, in the episode in which they think Mac is a serial killer, Charlie finds Mac's bottle of Drakkar Noir (which he pronounces, several times, as druh-Cahr Nuh-Wahr) while snooping through his apartment and proceeds to douse himself with it. One of my favorite episodes...
 

AnthonyDG

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Oct 12, 2007
I watched Scent of a Woman with Pacino last week and he made a reference to Mitsouko.

I believe someone also mentioned the latest Bond flick featured a bottle of Santa Maria Novella showing in the purse contents of the female lead.

In American Psycho you can see YSL Pour Homme in Bateman's medicine cabinet as he's going through his post-shower ritual.
 

Jane Daly

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May 29, 2008
Joan uses Shalimar in Mad Men

Oh what a perfect scent for Joan. How did I miss this? What episode, if you recall?

I watched Scent of a Woman with Pacino last week and he made a reference to Mitsouko.

I believe someone also mentioned the latest Bond flick featured a bottle of Santa Maria Novella showing in the purse contents of the female lead.

In American Psycho you can see YSL Pour Homme in Bateman's medicine cabinet as he's going through his post-shower ritual.

That would be Casino Royale with Eva Green as Vesper, she wore SMN Melograno. Which made me want it, and its one of my favourites now :)

I was wondering if there was a Scents in Movies thread, thanks for starting it! I hope to see more additions here!
 

tott

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May 12, 2009
Oh what a perfect scent for Joan. How did I miss this? What episode, if you recall?

It really is her scent! I don't remember which episode, sorry, only that Joan and perhaps Peggy are going out to dinner. Right before they leave, Joan says she'll only put on some Shalimar and then she's ready.
 

Jane Daly

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It really is her scent! I don't remember which episode, sorry, only that Joan and perhaps Peggy are going out to dinner. Right before they leave, Joan says she'll only put on some Shalimar and then she's ready.

Perfection. Joan's character is simply divine.

Hm, what would Peggy wear I wonder?

Or, even better, Betty?
 

Jane Daly

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On It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, in the episode in which they think Mac is a serial killer, Charlie finds Mac's bottle of Drakkar Noir (which he pronounces, several times, as druh-Cahr Nuh-Wahr) while snooping through his apartment and proceeds to douse himself with it. One of my favorite episodes...

As an aside, my daughter and her best friend/room mate are going to be Dayman and Nightman for Halloween this year :D
 

Speed00kills

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Apr 23, 2009
On It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, in the episode in which they think Mac is a serial killer, Charlie finds Mac's bottle of Drakkar Noir (which he pronounces, several times, as druh-Cahr Nuh-Wahr) while snooping through his apartment and proceeds to douse himself with it. One of my favorite episodes...

I love that one!
 

chasa

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May 22, 2009
That would be Casino Royale with Eva Green as Vesper, she wore SMN Melograno. Which made me want it, and its one of my favourites now :)

Ha, I hear you! That shot of Vesper's effects is what got me into this whole fragrance thing. Love Casino Royale like mad, which led to having some related Google alerts for Eva Green/Daniel Craig, which led to a post at PST identifying the fragrance in that shot, which led to wondering how I could try it, which led to decants...and that, my friends, is the on-ramp to the road to ruin ;)
 
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Silk

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Jul 26, 2009
In "The Talented Mr. Ripley", Matt Damon's character buys a bottle of SMN perfume for Jude Law's girlfriend in the movie which is Gwyneth Paltrow. I don't remember them mentioning the exact fragrance, but they do show her with the SMN box.
 

Bossa Nova

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Dec 7, 2007
Somewhere in the archive there is an ancient thread on this same topic, but I was too lazy to look it up. So, I'm reprinting some of my own observations:

In "The Pink Panther" (1963), David Niven has Acqua di Selva in the medicine cabinet of his hotel bathroom.

A bottle of Woodhue/Faberge is on top of Glenn Ford's dresser in "The Courtship of Eddie's Father."
(1963)

Johnny Depp sprays himself with Halston Limited in Don Juan DeMarco.
 
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nthny

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Apr 30, 2007
In and episode of Sex and the City, a bottle of Creed Spring Flower can be found in Samantha's bathroom.
 

Ken_Russell

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Jan 21, 2006
I'd really be interested what Jackie Aprile Jr. was using in an episode of the 3-rd season of "The Sopranos"
Also, what Scarlett O'Hara was using, in the famous "cologne-scene" from "Gone with the win", although the bottle had the inscription of a 19th century, probably fictional, Parisian eau de cologne
Same goes for Fabrizio di Salina, played by Burt Lancaster, in the Visconti's film "The Leopard" (1963), during the almost equally famous bath scene
 

Robbo1979

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Feb 15, 2009
In 'Only Fools & Horses', Del Boy and Rodney are about to go out on the town and just before they leave the flat, Del Boy proclaims he's "just going to splash on the Brut then he'll be ready to go!"

Comedy gold + Brut shout out = Epic WIN!
 

tbp82

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Apr 24, 2008
In Nip/Tuck season 2 a blind woman says Sean wears Old Spice and Christian wears creed.
In American Ganster you can see a bottle of Old Spice in Denzel's medicine cabinat.
In Any Given Sunday you can see a bottle of Old Spice in LL Cool J's locker.
 

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I believe someone also mentioned the latest Bond flick featured a bottle of Santa Maria Novella showing in the purse contents of the female lead.
That would be Casino Royale with Eva Green as Vesper, she wore SMN Melograno. Which made me want it, and its one of my favourites now :)

Not to derail the thread here, but what do you guys/gals think of this as a "mens" scent...? I know we do a lot of gender bendering here, but I'd still like to be accepted, by like, you know, "normal" people... :rolleyes:
 

warlandsboy

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Aug 21, 2009
Not to derail the thread here, but what do you guys/gals think of this as a "mens" scent...? I know we do a lot of gender bendering here, but I'd still like to be accepted, by like, you know, "normal" people... :rolleyes:

IMHO, if you enjoy a particular fragrance, be it male or female, it should be worn with confidence, and wanting to be accepted by the "normal" people, in my opinion, denotes insecurity. Just my $0.02. :)
 

Robbo1979

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Feb 15, 2009
IMHO, if you enjoy a particular fragrance, be it male or female, it should be worn with confidence, and wanting to be accepted by the "normal" people, in my opinion, denotes insecurity. Just my $0.02. :)

I understand this idea... but those that stand out as different will be mocked. Fact. It's best not to stand out in the way you look/smell IMHO (wearing a feminine scent fo'sho'!) but it's fine to stand out by being a big character/personallity... THAT'S where people should be different.
 

derekp

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Dec 7, 2007
IMHO, if you enjoy a particular fragrance, be it male or female, it should be worn with confidence, and wanting to be accepted by the "normal" people, in my opinion, denotes insecurity. Just my $0.02. :)

+1, but replacing "normal" with "mediocre". ;-)
 

warlandsboy

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Aug 21, 2009
I understand this idea... but those that stand out as different will be mocked. Fact.

In some cases, being different may result in being mocked, which I why I said that in order to stand out (ie. be different) you need to be confident with yourself so that if you are, for some reason, faced with mockery, you can defend yourself.

It's best not to stand out in the way you look/smell IMHO (wearing a feminine scent fo'sho'!) but it's fine to stand out by being a big character/personallity... THAT'S where people should be different.

Yes, this is a matter of opinion. In my case, I have a unique personality, and prefer to match my personality with an equally unique fragrance. I find that matching a boring fragrance with an interesting personality just results in your overall image as being perceived as "boring" by others who smell the fragrance.
 

Robbo1979

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Feb 15, 2009
Ah but is not "boring" a definition of a particular scent 'from YOUR perspective' where someone else would find it far from boring perhaps? ;) After all, someone may think JPG is boring yet someone else would think it's the best! So in fact where some may wear something "unique" to be different, in someone else's eyes could just be wearing something 'boring'? :p

Or something! :)
 

MFfan310

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Jun 19, 2004
In The Office (US version) Season 1 Episode 6 "Hot Girl", there's the cologne scene with a fictional cologne called "Rite Aid Night Swept". (For all you drugstore history buffs, yes, Rite Aid was started in Scranton, PA).

Michael: "Watch out! Whoa! That's my Drakkar Noir!"
Ryan: "No. It says Rite Aid Night Swept."
Michael: "It is a perfect smell-alike. I'm not paying for the label. Right here. Give it."
Ryan: "It's empty."
Michael: "No it's not! There's some in the straw." (dabs it on)

If you look closely (especially evident in a Blu-ray or HD download/streaming version), the "Night Swept" bottle is actually a Mugler Cologne bottle, and you can see the Thierry Mugler "TM" logo embedded in the glass.
 
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Anna_P

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Apr 11, 2008
Julia Louis-Dreyfuss guest-starred in a few episodes of Arrested Development and there's a nice shot of her character's bath/powder room in one scene in which she's got a couple of Annick Goutal bottles and some other fancier ones with bulb atomizers.

I was shocked when they chose Spring Flower for Samantha on SATC, I would've pegged her more as a Fracas type. On that note, they also filmed a scene in Takashimaya with the four ladies gossiping over perfumes (as opposed to martinis):

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And in my all-time fave Bond film, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, there's a part where Bond (George Lazenby) sniffs Tracy's (Dame Diana Rigg) wrist and says, "Isn't Le Bleue too heady?" In my mind he says L'Heure Bleue ;)
 

warlandsboy

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Aug 21, 2009
In The Office (US version) Season 1 Episode 6 "Hot Girl", there's the cologne scene with a fictional cologne called "Rite Aid Night Swept". (For all you drugstore history buffs, yes, Rite Aid was started in Scranton, PA).

Michael: "Watch out! Whoa! That's my Drakkar Noir!"
Ryan: "No. It says Rite Aid Night Swept."
Michael: "It is a perfect smell-alike. I'm not paying for the label. Right here. Give it."
Ryan: "It's empty."
Michael: "No it's not! There's some in the straw." (dabs it on)

If you look closely (especially evident in a Blu-ray or HD download/streaming version), the "Night Swept" bottle is actually a Mugler Cologne bottle, and you can see the Thierry Mugler "TM" logo embedded in the glass.

HILarious! I love the Office!
 

tang

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Nov 17, 2006
In Amélie, there's a scene where she's standing in her bathroom, dabbing perfume while watching the news. When she sees the announcement of Lady Di's crash, she drops the cap of the perfume bottle on the floor.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfztU7hAUjk#t=03m32s

At 4:04, there's a clearer shot of the bottle & label. I'm not sure what it is.
 
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Ken_Russell

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Jan 21, 2006
And now comes an even more difficult question: in my a absolutely favorite film of all times, "Divina Creatura" (1976), at one point, the character played by Terence Stamp, a "roaring twenties" dandy or aristocratic origin, perfumes himself with some old school style eau de cologne. Any idea what this might be (male or unisex frag worn in the Roman high society approximately around the years 1921-1922).
 

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