I love film noire, those old black and white movies with the hard-boiled detective and the beautiful dame. In my book, there is no better film noire other than To Have and Have Not with Bogey and Bacall. You can see them falling in love during the movie and it is not hard to guess why they named their son Steven.
You know how to whistle, don't you Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.
Dear Lauren Bacall, may you rest in peace The world is a lot less classy without you in it.
My grandmother always wore Emeraude perfume by Coty.
Emeraude is French for emerald. It was first introduced in 1921. Helen wore it all her life. This gorgeous ad is from the late 1940's or early 1950's.
The vintage perfume bottle pictured in the top picture was around for as long as I remember, perhaps influenced by the perfume she loved. It once sat on the windowsill, the middle one, at 23 Wind Road East Hartford, Connecticut above the rosewood love seat with the muted floral pattern.
There are other beautiful perfume atomizers and bottles without or without a vintage bulb device which are quite beautiful.
Still, Helen's vintage perfume bottle is the most beautiful in my eyes, because it belonged to her.