Sunday, November 28, 2010

Scandal in Bon Voyage

Prime Minister Jean-Etienne Beaufort (Gerard Depardieu): Why are you here?

Viviane Denyers (Isabelle Adjani): I refuse to see the police.

Jean-Etienne: I'm not the police chief.

Viviane: No, perhaps you could call him.

Jean-Etienne: Perhaps. I'll think about it. It is Jeanne Lanvin.

Viviane: Pardon, I'm Sorry?

Jean-Etienne: Your perfume. It's Jeanne Lanvin.

Viviane: Yes ... it's ... Scandal.

Jean-Etienne: I'm very fond of it.

Viviane: You could call him now?

Jean-Etienne: Who?

Vivane: The chief of police.

- from Bon Voyage 2003, Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau
A lovely French film, make sure to watch the director's cut.

Perfumer: Andre Fraysse 1933

Be Cool

Steve Tyler of Aerosmith: Tell me something, what was that stuff you put in our clothes?

Edie (Uma Thurman): You mean the lavender water?

Steve: Yeahhhhh. The lavender water. I'll never forget that smell. Joe Perry still talks about that ...

- from the movie Be Cool photo ©2005 MGM/UA Entertainment

- lavender processing in a cooperative; photo: G.Willemse

Molinard double-distilled Lavande edc

Molinard photos:
Lura Astor

Monday, November 8, 2010


sniff sniff

That's an interesting perfume.

It's Vicks. I have a cold.


- Hot Shots 1991