Hello lovelies, today I will be discussing Ava Gardner’s favorite beauty products.
Ava Gardner was born on December 24, 1922, and passed away on January 25, 1990. She was an American actress and singer. Gardner was signed to a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1941 and appeared mainly in small roles until she drew attention with her performance in The Killers (1946). She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in Mogambo(1953) and also received BAFTA Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for other films. Gardner appeared in several high-profile films from the 1940s to 1970s. Gardner continued to act regularly until 1986, four years before her death in London in 1990, at the age of 67. She is listed 25th among the American Film Institute’s 25 Greatest Female Stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema.
Ava Gardner had a close relationship with Erno Lazlo and used his products regularly.
Ava also loved the beauty brand Madam Lubatti and would regularly use her hand-mixed lotions. These very same lotions and potions are now the foundations of the Lubatti Collection.
Perfumer Jacques Guerlain created Mitsouko in 1919. The perfume has remained continuously available ever since. Mitsouko is preserved in its original 1919 formulation in the archives of the Osmothèque, donated to the collection by Thierry Wasser.
It is a fruity chypre whose top notes include bergamot, its middle notes peach, rose, iris, clove, jasmine, and base notes vetiver, oakmoss, and labdanum.
Fracas Robert Piguet for women. Fracas was first launched in 1948 and then reissued in 1998. Intoxicating fragrance in Parisian style, known for its refined simplicity, and as an object of desire for women worldwide. Fracas is glamorous and comfortable at the same time, modern and provocative. Top Notes. Mandarin, Hyacinth, Green notes. Tuberose, Jasmine, Orange flower, Lily of the valley, White iris, Rose, Violet, Jonquil, Carnation, Coriander, Peach, Osmanthus, Pink geranium. Musk, Cedar, Moss, Sandalwood, Orris, Vetiver, Tolu balsam, Amber, Benzoin.
Shalimar perfume was created in 1921 by the perfume house of Guerlain. It was re-released for the Art Deco Exhibition in Paris in 1925. Shalimar was named after the garden in Srinagar, built for Mumtaz Mahal, wife of Shah Jahan in honor of his wife. Before he became emperor, his name was Prince Khurram. The fragrance contains notes of bergamot, lemon, iris, jasmine, rose, patchouli, vetiver, opopanax, tonka bean, frankincense, sandalwood, musk, civet, ambergris, leather, and vanilla.
A young, lamé-clad Ava Gardner posed sitting at a dressing table for Clarence Sinclair Bull in 1944. This was a promotional picture, but it’s interesting to see a bottle of Guerlain Shalimar Cologne in the traditional flacon montre with a glass stopper.
Ava was featured in several Max Factor advertisements and most likely used Max Factor as it was a popular Hollywood brand at the time. Max Factor was founded in 1909 by Maksymilian Faktorowicz, a beautician from Poland.
Ava as also featured in several Lux soap vintage advertisements and most likely used the beauty soap. The brand was founded by the firm Lever Brothers, now known as Unilever, in 1899. The name changed from “Sunlight Flakes” to “Lux” in 1900, a Latin word for “light” and suggestive of “luxury.” Lux toilet soap was launched in the United States in 1925 and in the United Kingdom in 1928.
Ava endorsed the beauty company Woodbury and used their cleansing cream and makeup. The Woodbury Soap Company is an American manufacturer of personal care products such as cold cream, facial cream, facial powder, after-shave talc, and ear swabs. Founded in Albany, New York, in 1870, the company was a sponsor to popular radio programs in the 1930s and 1940s.