Screen Time: A Perfume Moment on “Mad Men”

peggy close up

I’m still thinking about Mad Men‘s season finale, even though I viewed it a week ago. So much drama, so much emotion—and a perfume mention! It came up during Peggy’s seductive appearance in the doorway of the Sterling Cooper & Partners conference room.

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Screen Time: An Idea…


I’m thinking of adding yet another category to my posts here on Tinsel Creation: short meditations on movie scenes that include perfume or other beauty products as tokens of self-invention, entry points to fantasy, or clues to characters’ personalities. I’m not a film critic (unlike my friend The Self-Styled Siren, whose blog you really should read), and I won’t be commenting smartly on design the way my buddy Karen of Small Earth Vintage does on her blog (see her recent post on Moonrise Kingdom here!). Instead, I’ll be obsessing, in my usual way, about the bigger importance of little things like lipstick and scent bottles.

Image: Laurey (Shirley Jones) smelling “Elixir of Egypt” in Oklahoma! (1955).