tijon

Friday, June 22, 2012

Tauer Perfumes Bottle Giveaway!

Tauer Perfumes need no introduction: Probably the most successful internet-stemming indie fragrance phenomenon which built sufficient word of mouth to become a deserved cult.



The niche brand from Switzerland to win fans all over the world is giving away a generous purse spray bottle of one of their most prized scents: Tableau de Parfums Dark Passage (perfume review here), the esoteric release in collaboration with Brian Pera and his "Only Child" film.
All you need to do to be eligible for the draw is leave a comment saying what is your favorite old-time movie and why/if it brings you any scented associations. Draw is open internationally until Thursday 28th June midnight. Draw is now closed, thank you!

I am honored to consider Andy a friend and it pleases me no end that apart from such a wonderful guy he's also such a talented creator. If you haven't explored the Tauer line so far, please refer to the reviews on Tauer fragrances on this link and then browse at his e-shop to your heart's delight; there's something for everyone. (oh and check evelynavenue.com for more news on the collaboration of the two men)

still from the film noir "To Have and Have Not" starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacallvia rockets-and-robots.blogspot.com

160 comments:

  1. My favorite old movie is High Society, a remake of The Philadelphia Story starring Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. I don't have any specific scent associations with it, but I often associate frosty, elegant perfumes (like Puredistance Antonia) with Grace Kelly (who I think is the most beautiful woman ever!)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Lucinda14:35

    My favourite old film has to be 'Some Like it Hot', no obvious connection to perfume but that doesn't deter it from being my favourite.

    ReplyDelete
  3. hotlanta linda14:39

    Elisa, I`m right there w/you on High Society!! Must add ``Rear Window``for Grace Kelly again - I think Dior scented her personal space in that movie!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Dawn14:40

    My favorite old movie is The Women. Heaven with all of the different perfume bottles at "Blacks Fifth Avenue" and in Mary Haynes' powder room!

    ReplyDelete
  5. My favorite old movie would be Rear Window :) Garce Kelly was so elegant in it

    ReplyDelete
  6. My favourite old film - Breakfast at Tiffany's,and I probably can associate it with Guerlain - Mitsouko

    ReplyDelete
  7. Gaslight is very film noir and wonderful, but my most watched old movie is the fantasy/comedy Harvey, with the inimitable James Stewart. The only fragrance for him that I can think of is whiskey, but I suppose Myrtle Mae smelled of a sweet talcum powder as she tried to find a suitor who wasn't put off by her uncle, Elwood P. Dowd. Thanks to all for the wonderful draw!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Anonymous14:58

    Thanks for giving us this chance! My favorite old movie is "It's a Wonderful World", one of the best feel-good & sentimental movies ever! Smells like Zeta :-) as for Film Noir, 1944's "Double Indemnity" is excellent... smells like danger & intrigue!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Sorry! Signed as anonymous by mistake! Thanks for giving us this chance! My favorite old movie is "It's a Wonderful World", one of the best feel-good & sentimental movies ever! Smells like Zeta :-) as for Film Noir, 1944's "Double Indemnity" is excellent... smells like danger & intrigue!

    ReplyDelete
  10. My favorite old movie is "Singing in the rain". Unforgettable moments and musical numbers.

    I could think of a rainy scent for it, but instead I associate the movie with a powdery or fresh rose scent, something like Coup de Foudre.

    Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Joaquim15:02

    "The enigma of Kaspar Hauser" by Herzog is my favourite old-time movie, and if I must associate this film to a perfume it would be...Tubereuse Criminelle by Serge Lutens, not for the notes, for the evolution of the fragance: strange and even unpleasant at the first sniff, but wonderful if you take your time looking inside.
    Thanks for the amazing draw!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Maureen15:02

    My favorite old movie is Gone With The Wind. Everytime it is on TV, I stop and watch it. A perfume I would associate with Scarlet would be something very pretty, outrageous, expensive and French, but with a backbone, something that Rhett would have bought her. I

    ReplyDelete
  13. Chris G15:07

    One of my favorites is Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. As a 10 year old (going on 21, so I imagined!) I knew Marilyn Monroe wore Chanel No. 5 and I had a tiny sample bottle of it. I thought I was SO sophisticated. I still love Chanel No. 5 and wear it on summer evenings. What memories!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. My favorite old movie is Metropolis - I love the art deco design and feel of it. This early Science Fiction film has it all.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Mimi Gardenia15:11

    My favorite old movie is Some Like It Hot and the scent that would go with that is Chanel No .22 rather than No.5 .

    Andy Tauer is wonderful ,so humble .

    ReplyDelete
  16. "The Third Man", with Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten - for me, the association would be Piguet´s Bandit, something dark, mysterious, sharp and intelligent about both creative works. Thanks so much for a giveaway, it´s a wonderful treat to participate!

    ReplyDelete
  17. My favorite movie is "An American in Paris". With that setting, perfume is all around you, but I smell Jicky.

    ReplyDelete
  18. My favourite old movie is singing in the rain, i loved the singing and dancing as a little girl, but unfortunately never had a perfume to associate with it.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Maria16:04

    My favorite old movie is "Gone with the wind" and I associate with a Magnolia perfume like Magnolia Romana.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Kay P16:16

    I love Double Indemnity and I think Barbara Stanwyck would wear Fracas.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Magnus16:21

    Dark Passage is simply a masterpiece.

    ReplyDelete
  22. My favourite old movie, and in fact my favourite movie of all time, is Notorious, with Ingrid Bergman looking as ravishing as it is possible for a human being to be, though admittedly Cary Grant gives her some competition in the looks department. I think she would be wearing Joy, because it is soft and dreamy and beautiful, as if it were somehow lit from within. (He is wearing Knize Ten, I think.)

    ReplyDelete
  23. My favorite classic film has always been Breakfast at Tiffany's (although Citizen Kane is a close second). I've always associated Miss Dior with that movie - probably from the houndstooth pattern? - and think of Audrey when I wear it.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Ursula16:38

    My favorite movie is "From Here To Eternity" with Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr and Donna Reed.
    I don't know just what 4 fragrances would go with these characters.
    Something Hawaian or Magnolia for Donna Reed.

    ReplyDelete
  25. elizabethn16:43

    Hmmm...I'm not an old-movie kind of person. (sorry!) I don't even remember one I've seen all the way through. I do love the Hitchcock ones, though. I'd love to win a bottle of anything of Andy's, too!

    ReplyDelete
  26. The old movie about Elizabeth Short with Lucy Arnaz Jr. playing the role.

    ReplyDelete
  27. One of my favorites from the 1950s is The Bad Seed. I think of the principal female characters wearing heavy gardenia like floral perfumes. Which would just add to the movie's overall seemingly perfect 1950s world touched by an unfathomable evil. Thanks for the draw.

    ReplyDelete
  28. cheesegan16:46

    My favorite old movie would be The Thin Man. Scents of cigarettes, coctails, well groomed dog and probably perfumes like Tabu, Mitsouko, Jicky, and fabulous Coty perfumes.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Anonymous16:49

    Any Fred-and-Ginger black-and-white RKO picture would do for me: to see them dance together simply lifts my spirits.

    I first saw their films as a very small child one Christmas, so the scents of Christmas treats and goodies always come to mind. (The highly glamorous settings cry out for vintage perfume but my mind supplies Christmas fruits and spices instead even now.)

    cheerio, Anna in Edinburgh, off to find some Fred-and-Ginger dancing clips online

    ReplyDelete
  30. Anonymous16:50

    Cassablanca is my fav old movie. Thx for this opportunity! Alica - alica at cleis dot net.

    ReplyDelete
  31. My favorite old movie is Gone with the wind as I loved the book so much! I think I read it at least 4 times!Vivien Leigh was absolutely brilliant as Scarlett and I think Rubj by Vero Kern would be a wonderful fragrance for her. Thank you and Andy for the draw!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Anonymous17:14

    I'd love to try Tauer perfumes - I can't believe I haven't yet. They sound so interesting and the design is great as well. One of my favourite films is Shanghai Lady and I imagine the cool Marlene Dietrich to wear Aromatics Elixir in the humid climate. It is good for humidity I think, and both dirty but cold and certainly a bit "strange" - like Marlene too. Natalia X

    ReplyDelete
  33. My favourite old movie would be Luis Bunuel's 'Belle du jour' with Catherine Deneuve trying to save herself from marital boredomand frigidity through kinky business.. Even though Yves St Laurent has been associated with the movie (costume designer and friendship with la Deneuve) this movie always reminds me of Lutens Iris Silver Mist for its aloofness, cold chic it projects but also its earthiness..

    ReplyDelete
  34. Apologies if this is a double post--thought I commented but it isn't showing up!

    So many of my favorite films have been mentioned here. One of my all-time favorites is Gone With the Wind, a beautiful and passionate film. I love it when Scarlet drinks cologne to try to conceal that she has been drinking brandy (alone, and during the day!) but Rhett is not fooled.

    ReplyDelete
  35. My favourite noir movie is "All about Eve". I imagine the smell of martini whenever I get to the scene at the party. As Betty Davis is getting more and more intoxicated and she slowly but firmly starts to express her dislike of Eve Harrington..it's going to be a bumpy ride...Epic!

    ReplyDelete
  36. This is a toughie! I love so many old films. I have to choose one so All about Eve, it is. Wit and glamor.

    ReplyDelete
  37. brie18:06

    Would a movie dating back to the early 80s be considered old? If so I would have to say "A Room with a View". That scene where the heroine is kissed in the field covered in red flowers in Italy is breathtaking-the book by E.M. Forster is equally as moving. Don't know why but whenever I see that scene I think of the Escada 1994 limited edition "Un Ete en Provence"-perhaps because the notes are "red" to me and I associate that with the beautiful red flowers in that field. I have been to both Italy and France and there is so much about Europe that inspires thoughts of fragrance in me! I can only imagine how wonderfully scented Greece would be!

    This is an amazing draw! I have read so much about Tauer's work but have yet to try any of his perfumes. I am crossing my fingers that my name gets drawn!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Took me time to read all the comments, but I really love the article. It proved to be very helpful to me and I am sure to all the commenters here! It’s always nice when you can not only be informed, but also engaged! I’m sure you had joy writing this article.

    ReplyDelete
  39. nita18:40

    My favorite old-time movie has to be "I'm No Angel" with Mae West. Just the thought of her sashaying up & down in front of that all-male jury in her black feather-trimmed low-cut gown & matching hat brings joy to my heart! And then she tops off her very competent cross-examination by asking the jury: "How'm I doin', boys?"
    I can picture her wearing a knock 'em dead perfume like Fracas!

    ReplyDelete
  40. A Place in the Sun with Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift, I love the melodrama and the acting style is so much fun and over the top. Rather than pin a fragrance on Liz, I've been enjoying thinking about what Monty would wear for the film. Regardless of how affable Monty is in the movie, my first thought is Knize Sec, the ultimate jeans fragrance, but it's incense notes could easily carry him from the dusty opening, through the factory work and into the dinner and balls... even the summer house shots would work for Monty and Knize Sec.

    ReplyDelete
  41. I'm a sucker for old science fiction like "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and "Forbidden Planet", but for this post I'm going to have to call "War of the Worlds" my favorite. I'd scent that movie with L'Origan.

    ReplyDelete
  42. MariaA19:47

    i will do for Gilda, just saw it again recently, it smells like Fracas to me...

    ReplyDelete
  43. I love many but my favorite is Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo. I imagine smelling salt air, chilly fog mixed with longing and fear. James Stewart and Kim Novak would wear Guerlain Vetiver and Jungle Gardenia. Jimmy's because he's a Dapper Dan sort and it suits him to smell of grasses and tobacco. Kim's because of AH obsession with blondes, she should smell of white florals to go with her aloof character that carefully lures Jimmy in until she finally draws him close with her deceit and then drives him mad.

    ReplyDelete
  44. Some Like it Hot. To me it smells like Malle's Lipstick Rose.

    ReplyDelete
  45. As a horror fan, of course my favorite old time movie is "Psycho"! Hitchcock is the master of suspense and terror, if you ask me. And the beautiful fashion............*sigh*.

    As for scent associations, I always tie "Psycho" to a scent I wore in high school (around the time I was discovering "Psycho" and the like) -- Victoria's Secret "Azurine". I recently found a bottle on ebay and it's as lovely as I remember :)

    ReplyDelete
  46. ElizabethC19:59

    Sudden Fear with Joan Crawford and Jack Palance as her evil hubby. It was filmed in San Francisco in 1954. My husband and I go to some wonderful film noir festivals in Seattle, and this was one of our favorites. Joan's character would be wearing Chanel No. 5.

    ReplyDelete
  47. Thanks for this great opportunity.

    I think my favorite old movie might be Bringing Up Baby, which probably smells strongly of leopard. Another favorite, not as old, is the Lion in Winter. No real big cat in that one, just torches and wine and Christmas. All good smells to me.

    ReplyDelete
  48. Would love to try this! Favorite old film would be the lovely, 'How to Marry a Millionaire'. Camp and hilarious, the three female leads take you on a ride. Certainly they are all wearing Chanel (No. 5, or Mademoiselle) during their attempt to marry up!

    ReplyDelete
  49. My favorite is Some like it hot, when I see Monroe I always think about her love to Chanel 5, amazing film and amazing actress.

    ReplyDelete
  50. Hard to choose a favorite, but I think it would probably be Bringing Up Baby, with Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant. The perfume I associate with that movie is Chanel Cuir de Russie (extrait only!), because Baby is a leopard, and because of Hepburn's famous menswear style and uppercrust devil-may-care attitude in the movie. She almost has a swagger. Thanks for the draw!

    ReplyDelete
  51. My favorite old movie is Gigi (and I also like the book). I'm too much of a novice still to associate it with a perfume, but I think the movie and the book have a lot of scents (Gigi waking up and putting on lavender water, Deauville and the sea air, Mamita's chamomile tea, etc)

    ReplyDelete
  52. Blimunda22:03

    I have so many favourite old movies.......On The Town. Bringing up Baby. A few Hitchcocks. But my all time favourite is The Court Jester, starring Danny Kaye. And it has no scented memories or associations for me, at all! But I would love to win this draw!

    ReplyDelete
  53. Steve S.22:05

    Key Largo!

    Regards,
    Steve

    ReplyDelete
  54. Eva H.22:18

    I *love* "Some like it hot" (sun tan lotion, the ocean, Chanel No. 5 and...minty tooth paste).
    Another favourite is "It´s a beautiful life" (snow and cold air, pine, cookies and, of course: Zuzu´s rose petals).

    ReplyDelete
  55. Kristen22:25

    I think my favorite noir movie is Mildred Pierce with Joan Crawford. I could definitely see Veda wearing Habanita.

    ReplyDelete
  56. I think that White Christmas is my favorite old movie, and it brings to mind (unsurprisingly) the around of eggnog and nutmeg. Probably quite different from Dark Passage! Thanks for the draw!

    ReplyDelete
  57. My favorite old movie is Psycho! When I saw that film, I never thought about any scent, but maybe the smell of blood....:)
    I love Andy Tauer, but I've tried only Pentachord White which I love too.
    Thank you for this draw.

    ReplyDelete
  58. Stephan22:49

    I'm not a movie freak, but I still remember the strangly comical "Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot" by Jacques Tati.

    ReplyDelete
  59. Pride and Prejudice 1940. A sparkling film!!! Edna May Oliver is the most wonderful actress. Mary Boland (Mrs Bennet). Oh, I am in love. It veers wildly from the book but I. Don't. Care.

    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  60. I love old movie musicals and of them all Top Hat is most iconic. Amouage Honour Woman summons a vision of Ginger Rogers in that stunning white, feathered ballgown, whirled through the air by Fred Astaire wearing his white tie and tails.

    ReplyDelete
  61. My favourite is "The Asphalt Jungle". I associate it with Habanita de Molinard for being dark and brooding yet tender and bittersweet at heart.

    ReplyDelete
  62. My favourite Is with no doubt the godfather.
    It smells of patchouli for me... A great patchouli high pathculol.

    ReplyDelete
  63. My favorite old film is Casablanca. I associate the location with the base of several Lutens fragrances. I can see Bogie pulling off Chergui.
    Thanks for the amazing draw.

    ReplyDelete
  64. My favorite is Wizard of Oz.
    It reminds me of my childhood, I watched alot as a kid.

    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

    ReplyDelete
  65. I have too many "favorite" old films to truly pick one, but at the moment I choose To Catch a Thief. Thanks to you and Andy for the draw!

    ReplyDelete
  66. My favorite classic movie would have to be Gone With the Wind. The perfume I would have to associate with this movie needs to be bold, undeniably feminine and leaves a memorable trail....have to be Fracas.

    ReplyDelete
  67. I have quite a few faves, but since it's so blasted hot here in Pennsylvania right now, I'm wishing it was Christmas, and I have such a deep, abiding love for White Christmas. I like to imagine that Rosemary Clooney was wearing the heck out of Caron's Nuit de Noel. :) Thanks for the draw! Huge fan of Andy's here, and I would love to add another bottle to my collection.

    ReplyDelete
  68. My favorite would probably be White Christmas because we always watched it every year and it reminds me of all the holiday memories.

    ReplyDelete
  69. One of my favorites is The African Queen, with Humphrey Bogart & Katharine Hepburn. This film brings to my mind a mix of thick, humid greenery, mud, tar & leather, sweat, and something sulfur-y (gunpowder). Or maybe L'Artisan Timbuktu... :-)

    Dark Passage sounds like a gorgeous fragrance (not to mention, a film I HAVE to see :-) ) Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  70. Natalia del Oeste04:00

    One of my favorite old movies is "Suddenly, Last Summer" w/ Katharine Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor. Toward the beginning, they step out into KH's poisonous Southern backyard...the plants look ghoulish and gothic, portending things to come (and things past/flashbacked on). I'd scent it with vintage Narcisse Noir.

    Thanks for the drawing! :)

    ReplyDelete
  71. If I think really old-time, it would have to be "City Lights". Incidentally, all silent movies appear olfactory rich to me. It's an illusion I know. The lack of the all-permeating surround sound - or do we need it really?

    ReplyDelete
  72. Oh this is easy! My favorite old time movie would have to be David Lean's dark and glorious "Great Expectations". It's as close to the essence of a novel a movie has ever reached. I dive into the characters each time I watch it. Estella, Miss Havisham, Abel Magwitch, Pip.

    ReplyDelete
  73. My most overt scent associations is probably Joan Crawford working at the perfume counter in Cukor's "The Women". I recently (finally) was able to see Fassbinder's 1970s remake for German TV, and it was also amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  74. Breakfast at Tiffany's is a classic :)

    ReplyDelete
  75. My favourite film in this context is, I think, Dial M for Murder, and the scent that (I think) perhaps anachronistically goes with it is No.19. Cold, sinister luxury that will swaddle you to death.

    ReplyDelete
  76. Miss Heliotrope07:41

    Does the Errol Flynn Robin Hood count? &, while not reminding me of any perfume I know, I love the idea of the forest & the fresh air with a fire & smoke dancing through the bushes & trees & dirt. It must have been a wonderful change after being shut up in that dark castle...

    ReplyDelete
  77. My favorite classic movie is Stella Dallas with Barbara Stanwyck. I imagine her character scented with Youth Dew by Estee Lauder.

    ReplyDelete
  78. Katya11:08

    My favourite old movie is Some Like It Hot, so much fun!
    Thanks for the chance,I can see Marilyn wearing something by Chanel in the movie,Perhaps Gardenia
    X

    ReplyDelete
  79. Oh, Roman Holiday. It´s funny and beautiful. Maybe Acqua di Biella - Kid Mohair, which is inspired by Audrey Hepburn. =)

    ReplyDelete
  80. For me it is "GiGi "...
    The character of Aunt Alicia in that movie was oh so glamour is to me as a young girl - 
    And her lines which featured  ...
    "Didn’t you tell her that on the other side of the world the sea is phosphorescent, that there are humming-birds in all the flowers, and that you make love under gardenias in full bloom beside a moonlit fountain?” 
    Still captivates all my senses to this day...along with my love of Gardenia's
    I have even named one of my daughters Gigi :)

    ReplyDelete
  81. Mine is the Princess Bride... is that old enough?

    ReplyDelete
  82. MarieG15:05

    My favourite old movie is probably The Fearless Vampire Killers with Sharon Tate. I remember watching it with my mother when I was a child and being fascinated by the vampires and their costumes. Though it became more tragic than funny when I heard the story of Sharon Tate's death after the filming. I imagine Sharon wearing Kilian's Beyond Love because it's sweet and seductive but not as femme fatale as Fracas is.
    Thanks for the drawing, I would love to try Andy's Dark Passage!

    ReplyDelete
  83. Anonymous15:09

    Our dancing daughters where Joan calls her mum' s perfume Vicious in an approving way...AnnieA

    ReplyDelete
  84. My Mum and I used to watch Stage Door, a B&W ensemble movie with Katherine Hepburn, Ginger Rojers, Eve Arden, Lucille Ball, Albert Menjou and a cast of thousands living in a girls theatrical boarding house. The smell I associate with the movie is Mum. Every time I watch it I can smell her, as if we are sharing the couch with the dogs at our feet.
    I love Andy Tauer's work. Genius,
    Portia x

    ReplyDelete
  85. my old favorite is Bunuel's "exterminating angel" and somehow in my mind it is related to "dark passage" although I never had the chance to sniff it
    thanks for the draw

    ReplyDelete
  86. Aster16:46

    That would be Gone With The Wind

    ReplyDelete
  87. I can't give just one!!! It's like picking a favorite child. Most of my favorites have already been mentioned, but I tend to think of the ones that give me the biggest smile:

    The Philadelphia Story and High Society both make the cut, though I do believe the former is the better-made.
    I have to give nods also to Singing in the Rain and My Fair Lady; A Night at the Opera; and All About Eve safely round out the short list.

    ReplyDelete
  88. Hannah17:15

    My favorite old movie is My Fair Lady. Audrey Hepburn was fantastic in it, and the chemistry between her and Rex Harrison is perfect. I love the scene where she sings "Just you wait 'enry 'iggens". Scent associations would probably be the chocolate Eliza so desperately wanted when she lived on the streets, the wood and dusty books from Henry's gorgeous study, and the mix of perfume from the glittering ladies at the ball. I imagine Eliza wore something classic and ethereal to the ball- Chanel no. 28 or 22 perhaps?

    Thanks for the giveaway! I was planning on getting the Tauer sample set for my birthday, now I'll cross my fingers for this.

    ReplyDelete
  89. My favorite oldtime movie would be Citizen Kane, great story, breakthrough cinematography, non-linear story-telling. The smells associated would be Eastern White Pine (I first saw it on the campus of Bowdoin College), rosebuds of course, the dried kind, a blast of wintry air, and the smell of cypress and chlorine from the pool at San Simeon, which I have visited and is spectacular. Thanks for the opportunity to own a tauer.

    ReplyDelete
  90. Sandra18:23

    In my favorite old movie, "Meet Me in St. Louis," there is a fragrance reference, to "Essence of Violet," which Esther's prospective beau, thinking he is paying a compliment, says reminds him of his grandmother.

    ReplyDelete
  91. PeachOrDaisy19:40

    Hello!

    I love Now Voyager and I can see Bette wearing a Lanvin or Caron creation..

    ReplyDelete
  92. It is totally true that the line of Tauer's perfumes is one that stands out, and that means of quality of ingredients used and perfume compositions themselves. I never bought 2 perfumes at once But with Tauer's that was the case and I had to limit myself to just 2 because of financial limitations. I wouldn't mind to buy the whole line.

    One old film that comes to my mind is Casablanca and perfume asociated to it is Le Maroc Pour Elle.

    I hope to see more great perfumes from such a great talent and I'm eager to try this patchouli cocoa combo.

    ReplyDelete
  93. Anonymous20:16

    Um, yes please! Fave old movie Touch of Evil b/c it was the first B+W I saw in a theatre. No scent associations I'm afraid, the movie takes place on the US/Mexico border but the film is so cold-looking I'm conflicted.

    -Lily

    ReplyDelete
  94. One of favorite movies is To Have And Have Not. I adored the writing.

    ReplyDelete
  95. Fernando22:48

    I always have trouble with the "what's your favorite" questions... Different things have different versions, and what I like changes all the time. But one that we saw recently and liked a lot was Witness for the Prosecution, which has some fantastic acting performances.

    ReplyDelete
  96. Breakfast at Tiffany's

    ReplyDelete
  97. my favourite is Titanic, i don't know why i never get bored if i watcing this movie :D

    ReplyDelete
  98. Seth01:28

    One of my favorites is Old Yeller, although it always made me sad :(

    sethrich AT hotmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  99. Aric "Celtics Draftee"01:33

    I like several old westerns, and whenever I watch I imagine the scents of musk. celticsdraftee(at)aol(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  100. Hands down the "Wizard of Oz" since I was a child. In the scene where they fall asleep in a field of poppies....the Witch saying "Poppies will put them to sleep, sleeeeep, sleeeep...", I always thought it was some strong scent the flowers had and as a grown up, and a gardener, I know those opium poppies do not have a scent in reality at all.

    This is so fun to read!

    ReplyDelete
  101. jasper01:39

    gone with the wind. it's a classic, but no scents or perfumes come to mind...

    jaspersjunk08[at]yahoo[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  102. Casablanca is a classics for sure. I always associate it with Lipstick Rose by Frederic Malle.

    ReplyDelete
  103. Anonymous03:30

    I have few fav but the one I saw for more than 20 times is
    Gone with the wind.

    Ccc

    ReplyDelete
  104. Diky S03:50

    Lawrence of Arabia. This movie is great.

    Watching this movie directly transports me to the dry and hot region. Whenever you see the surrounding, there's rock and sand everywhere. Oh wait, there is oasis and date palm tree.

    L'air du desert Marocain, Arabie and Ambre Sultan remind me of this movie

    ReplyDelete
  105. Anonymous04:29

    One of my favorite classic films is "My Man Godfrey",starring William Powell and Carole Lombard. I don't necessarily have a perfume association with the film, but I can see Ms. Lombard wearing Chanel No. 22 and Mr. Powell wearing...hmmm, I don't know...maybe L'Artisan's Timbuktu.

    TaffyJ

    ReplyDelete
  106. I have many old favorites, but one that I've seen too many times to count would be The Wizard Of Oz, which smells like barnyard and a field full of poppies (imagine what that must be like!). The only appropriate scent for the Emerald City? Emeraude, of course!

    ReplyDelete
  107. Mine has to be Lawrence of Arabia and the scent is Sartorial by Penhaligans.

    It reminds me of my childhood

    ReplyDelete
  108. Stephen Hough06:05

    It's a Wonderful Life - smell of good, clean soap.

    ReplyDelete
  109. Barbara06:49

    Gone With the Wind, but I have no idea what scent Scarlett would wear!

    ReplyDelete
  110. I love "It's A Wonderful Life" but I don't have any scent associations.

    ReplyDelete
  111. Gisela08:30

    Der blaue Engel...

    ReplyDelete
  112. My favorite old movie would have to be Boccacio 70' and it evokes smoky Black Afgano.

    ReplyDelete
  113. my favourite old time movie is ºbringing up babyº with cary grant and katherine hepburn, itºs an amazing screwball comedy with a terrific chemistry between the leads, an amazing movie that stands the test of time

    ReplyDelete
  114. Patricia11:01

    Gilda with Rita Hayworth, I have associations of Rochas Femme and/or ELDR Jasmin et Cigarettes.

    ReplyDelete
  115. My favourite movie isn't that old yet but it is definitely my favourite one. This film reminds me of Dior Forever and ever. Especially when hearing the song of Celine Dion "My Heart will go On."

    ReplyDelete
  116. edwardian14:27

    One of my favourite old-time movies is "IRMA LA DOUCE" and think she'd enjoy wearing Piguet's FUTUR.

    ReplyDelete
  117. Maybe it is not classic, but I loved watching Sissi from 1955.
    I bet she had 100 perfumes - as princess should. :)
    It would be difficult to choose just one perfume... it could be Promesse (Cacharel) before she become princess or Pure poision (Dior) after becoming princess. :)

    ReplyDelete
  118. My favourite old movie is "A Roman Holiday" which I've watched so many times now. I imagine Audrey wearing a timeless classic floral as a princess, a noble perfume like Jean Patou's Joy for example. But while she is on holiday, I imagine her with something more carefree, lighthearted and a little gamine. And a little bit daring to match her drastic haircut. Somehow Chanel no 19 comes to mind.

    ReplyDelete
  119. Isayah15:37

    My favourite perfumey old movie would sure be an Audrey Hepburn movie!
    But which one? Roman Holiday? Sabrina? My fair Lady? Funny face? Tiffany's? Charade? All wonderful movies, it really is too hard to choose! Hepburn is the incarnation of perfume, magic, elegant. Her beauty her frequent associations with Givenchy, the way she moves and wears hats, everything in her suggests perfume!

    ReplyDelete
  120. Anonymous16:59

    My favourite is Nosferatu!

    ReplyDelete
  121. My favorite old time move is "Gone with the Wind" I would associate Vetiver Dance with the green velvet dress Scarlett made from curtains in the old mansion!

    ReplyDelete
  122. Unal Eryilmaz18:48

    Definitely, Gone with the Wind. I can imagine Clark Gable wearing a leathery, musky perfume in that movie.

    ReplyDelete
  123. Amarie 12119:24

    I adore the little known Grace Kelly movie "The Swan" but I have many other classic loves! I'd pair a rose scent with it, but I do not recall any scents specific to the movie. Thank you for the draw and the beautiful picture of Bogie and Bacall!

    ReplyDelete
  124. Anonymous20:29

    "To Be Or Not To Be".
    So fun!

    quimerula (at) hotmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  125. Cheryl20:58

    Gosh there are so many, and I'll have to say The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse, not just because Valentino's tango still has the capacity to thrill.

    Thank you for the opportunity.

    ReplyDelete
  126. My favorite classic movie is Roman Holiday, with the incomparable Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. Though I never got the romantic vibe the film hinted at, I loved their rapport and the mix of joie de vivre and insouciance Audrey brought to her character, combined with the weight of duty as a princess. Besides, it's heard to beat Rome in summertime as a background!

    ReplyDelete
  127. My favorite old-time movie is Miranda, from 1948 and starring a luminescent Glynis Johns. It is about a mermaid who disguises herself as a woman who has had an accident and must be wheeled around in a chair with her "legs" covered up. This sultry, charming siren loves men and strings along three fine specimens in the film. The sparkling white flowers of Fracas, with the spicy notes of cinnamon would make a nice companion piece for this rarely seen classic.

    ReplyDelete
  128. The Third Man is my favorite classic film. In part because of the name, I bought a bottle of Caron's The Third Man, which is also excellent. (-;

    ReplyDelete
  129. My favorite is Casablanca! No scent associations though Coco would fit.

    ReplyDelete
  130. My favourite old movie - Breakfast at Tiffany.This film reminds me of Givenchy

    Anna

    anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  131. Hi, my favourite old movie is Casablanca, no matter how many times i watched it, it touches me each time.
    Radmila, rada76@mail.ru

    ReplyDelete
  132. Anonymous13:01

    It's a tough choice to name just one, but one of my favorite classic films is "The Seven Year Itch." Marilyn Monroe is forever linked with Chanel No. 5, however, I see her character in that movie as more of a Fracas girl.
    --Cristine

    ReplyDelete
  133. I am a fan of 'The Thin Man.' Myrna Loy and William Powell were very luxuriously dressed in the film, which is very evident even in black-and-white. I imagine Nora Charles to be a Guerlain person rather than a Caron person. Nick might well have had Jicky on his handkerchief. These wonderful fragrances would blend with the gin vapors coming off trays of cocktails circulated around their high-octane parties.

    ReplyDelete
  134. Gone With the Wind...I imagine Clark Gable wearing Knize Ten and Vivien Leigh attracted to him unconscious of the power of his scent ;)

    ReplyDelete
  135. DRTVrMoi15:29

    One film I'll watch over and over is The Third Man with Joseph Cotten. When I watch, I want to be in a trench coat and Shalimar...and nothing else

    ReplyDelete
  136. It happens to be The Third Man for me too, I've only came across this film after having bought a bottle of Le Trosiemme Homme, and it matches the mysteriously dark green structure very nicely.

    ReplyDelete
  137. My favorite would have to be White Christmas, which my family watched every Christmas Eve. A good scent for it would be Zagorsk - the smell of pine and snow.

    ReplyDelete
  138. My favourite old time movie would be the " Bicylcle Thieves" a sad but beautifully told story. I can't associate it with any scent that I know though..

    ReplyDelete
  139. My favorite old movie would be Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. I can see Miss Monroe in her hot pink satin sheath wearing Fracas

    ReplyDelete
  140. classflirt01:55

    while i have too, too many favorite old films to list, my most recently WATCHED was '7 Year Itch'.. tho' i know MM chose a different Chanel for personal use, i think her vivacious, silly character would have dripped with Cristalle (tho' it hadn't yet been invented)...

    ReplyDelete
  141. Cinematic value aside, my favorite old film is still the original Godzilla. The little boy in me still loves to see that stomping around on a shoebox Tokyo! The scent of Godzilla...would have to be the original Route de Vetiver by MPG.

    ReplyDelete
  142. I love to watch my DVD of Blade Runner when I have the evening on my own. The rainy night time gritty setting keeps me glued to my seat, and the replicants are all fascinating.

    Scent-wise, we need a mean juice that takes no prisoners - Bandit.

    ReplyDelete
  143. My favourite is gone with the wind, reminds nee of green Irish tweed by creed and vero profumo onda. Pick me pick me... :)

    ReplyDelete
  144. My favorite classic movie is Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca. The 2nd Mrs. de Winter played by Joan Fontaine, would be perfect wearing Guerlain L'Heure Bleue.

    ReplyDelete
  145. Any Hitchcock film will do for me, Iam particularily fond of Marnie, The Birds and Rear Window. Marnie is Habit Rouge, The Birds, Troisieme Homme and Jimmy Stewart in Rear Window is wearing Vetiver!

    ReplyDelete
  146. Charlotte H13:33

    One of my favorite films that never fails to draw me in when channel surfing, is "whatever happened to baby Jane". Betty Davis is divine in this. As far as a scent association, I get a strong sense of powder, so maybe teint d neige or perhaps lipstick rose.

    ReplyDelete
  147. Anonymous15:36

    Thank's for the giveaway! My favourite old movie is "All about Eve": obviously Bette Davis and Ann Baxter both wear "My Sin"!

    Aglaia

    ReplyDelete
  148. Anonymous17:59

    Thank you for this opportunity! I really enjoyed reading the previous posters' comments. My favorite old-timey movie is The Night of the Hunter, with Robert Mitchum as a serial killer/preacher, Shelley Winters as a mother and hapless victim, and Lillian Gish as a tough woman who looks after homeless children.
    I don't link any particular perfume with the film, but the scents I am reminded of are hay, river silt, and gunpowder.

    ReplyDelete
  149. Erica Y04:34

    My favorite old movie is Gilda. I'm not sure why, I just love it. It makes me think of Bandit, because of Gilda's attitude.

    ReplyDelete
  150. Indie Julie08:17

    Favourite old-time movie? "Badlands" by Terrence Malick. I'm not sure is old-time or not for others, but it was made 13 years before my birthday, so for me it's old enough. Strange, but there's "something in the air" when i watch it. This movie makes me think and feel and the colors are amazing. I'm thinking about Mona di Orio Cuir, - woody smoke, dusty and desperate to some extent. It evokes emotions, but leaves you with doubts. And you'll never understand it completely. This impressions are about movie and perfume at the same time.

    ReplyDelete
  151. One of my favourite oldies is Bringing up Baby by Howard Hawks with Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant: I could watch this everytime I need some cheering up...such fast and witty exchanges...a pure delight!

    And I imagine her wearing a handsome leather frangrance that would deliciously mingle with the spicy scent of his hair oil, all brought out by animalic undertones courtesy of the original feline...^_^

    ReplyDelete
  152. I recently got a bottle of Le Maroc Pour Elle. I've had a sample which I savored for months before buying a full bottle. It's hauntingly beautiful and am in awe of its poetry.

    For the drawing, I'm submitting the movie Havana, some say a modern version of Casablanca. I'm the romantic type.

    Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  153. For some reason, Dangerous Liaisons and Anna And the King come to mind. No olfactory association.

    ReplyDelete
  154. Emilia Telese11:22

    My favourite classic movie is La Dolce Vita. It is a movie that reflects a passage in Italian history, from poor country just after the war, to the economic boom which brought the country back to life, and into the "Dolce Vita" of which Fellini speaks. It also brings many thoughts on the dark side of success, the price to pay for superficiality, and the fable of beauty and the good life.

    Of course, Dolce Vita by Dior springs to mind, but if I have to associate the smells of Italy in the 60s, I would probably think of Acqua di Parma, a classic of all time Italian louche refinement and elegant nonchalance.

    ReplyDelete
  155. If I have to go with black and white I would say Gilda. I think it would go well with the original Habanita by Molinard (tobacco, leather, vanilla, fruits and cosmetic powder). Especially when Hayworth is singing Amado Mio. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  156. One of my favorite classic films is Some Like It Hot, and I can practically smell the Chanel No. 5 coming off of Marilyn Monroe's body.

    I also smell Manhattans (the cocktail, not the borough!), but that's an entirely different story. :)

    ReplyDelete
  157. Susan12:21

    Need it be "old movie" to conjure a "scent experience"? How about current film series about something old? I love the Johnny Depp series "Pirates of the Caribean" - these movies 'drown' you in scents - the scents of the ocean sea, the sweaty (and dirty) pirates (how is that for all things leather and body smells?) - the prissy, flowery, powdery smells of the English back in the day when the wore powdered wigs and doused themselves with all kinds of fragrance to cover up body odor? and on, and on....

    ReplyDelete
  158. Anonymous13:27

    Thank you to giving us this chance!
    My favourite old movie is "The Lady from Shanghai" and for me Elsa Bannister/Rita Hayworth is definitely 'A la Nuit' by Serge Lutens.

    Ligea

    ReplyDelete
  159. One of my favorite old movies is Rear Window. I can just imagine Grace Kelly wearing some really glamorous scent!

    ReplyDelete
  160. "Breakfast at Tiffany's", no discussion about it! It took me years to decide between this and "Gone with the wind" but, of course, the elegance and beauty of Hepbourne finally charmed me, until now!!!
    louizkoul@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete

Type your comment in the box, choose the Profile option you prefer from the drop down menu below the text box (Anonymous is fine if you don't want the other options) and hit Publish! And you're set!

Blog Widget by LinkWithin