I can't help but feel that the screenwriters of the highly anticipated film American Hustle (David O. Russel and Eric Singer) might have been lurking on a perfume forum or two (or three) when they wrote this bit of dialogue for Jennifer Lawrence, who plays Rosalyn, the wife of con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale):
“There’s this top coat that you can only get from Switzerland and I love the smell of it. I’m running out of it and I don’t know what to do…The top coat, it’s like perfumey…but there’s also something rotten. I know it’s crazy but I can’t get enough of it. Historically, the best perfumes in the world…they’re all laced with something nasty. It’s true! Irving loves it. He can’t get enough of it. Sweet and sour…rotten and delicious. Flowers, but with garbage….He always comes back for it.”
Flowers with garbage, you say? "Historically, perfumes are laced with something nasty?"* (*Every perfume book recently written!) Hmmm. It all sounds very familiar!
I can't wait to watch this, not only because I love J-Law, but also because I'm dying to find out what her perfume is. I know she's talking about a "top coat from Switzerland," but surely she has a signature scent in the film. What do you think it is? Diorella? Coriandre by Jean Couturier (1973)? (Thanks to IndieWire for the fabulous movie clip!)