Perfumes and prop hire

Jan 24, 2023

I just wanted to introduce myself. I have a Prop Hire business and have a lot of fragrances, lotions and potions, etc, in my stock which I frequently try to date so that I can offer informed advice when I am hiring products to production companies. Apart from amassing a rather lovely collection of smells, I struggle when trying to identify the correct date for the product. Undoubtedly there is a wealth of information on this forum and I have already enjoyed some of the threads I have read through. There are very knowledgeable people in this group and just in case I do not comment much I just want to take this opportunity to thank them for sharing their expertise.


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Feb 4, 2014
Welcome to Basenotes! What an interesting profession! What project was the most challenging for you?

Perhaps you are already familiar with it, but there is a very entertaining website, Born to be Unicorn, that explores perfumed and cosmetics seen in films, video, and promotional photographs.

Jan 24, 2023
Hello Grayspoole. I am a fairly new company as we have only been open for just over a year: West Lea Prop Hire Ltd. We've just made a large quantity of reproduction confectionery from a relatively recent period which was challenging as so many products are wrapped in a foil type plastic which is hard to copy. Its fun to be able to come up with unusual items out of the blue. We had a request for a 1990's Purdey's drink bottle as well as a San Pellegrino from the same era. It was great to be able to say we had those products - so many things are recycled now getting hold of modern packaging is hard.

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