What's in Phryne's Bag

1. A brooch?
2. A red coin purse
3. Cigarettes
4. Drop earrings
5. Another brooch?
6. A hat pin
7. Perfume (Phryne's favourite is Jicky or Cinq-√†-Sept by Guerlain she also mentions Floris Stephanotis and Le Fruit Defende)
8. A perfume atomiser?
9. Lipstick case
10. Rouge
11. Her pearl handled gun

In Murder in Montparnasse Phryne describes the contents of here handbag as:

“three lipstick cases with just a crumb of lipstick left, an old eyebrow pencil sharpener without a blade, pieces of a defunct watch, odd earrings, handkerchiefs (three crumpled, one uncrumpled), two grubby powder puffs, bent hairpins, patterns of ribbon to be matched, a cigarette lighter without fuel (and two with fuel) a spark plug, some papers of Bex and a sprinkling of loose white aspirin, eleven train tickets (the return half of which had not been given up), four tram tickets, cinema and theatre stubs, seven'pence three farthings in lose change and the mandatory throat lozenge stuck to the lining.”


  1. What type or at least colour(s) of lipstick does Miss Fisher indulge in? Since watching the series, I wish to wear a similar, if not the same, shade that somewhere approaches that warm, rich red that seems like a brick red than true blue-based red. Any guesses?

  2. It would be difficult to say as it may be different brands or shades each episodes but most of the time it looks like a carmine to me. Besame cosmetics have just released a range of 1920's colours so they would probably be your best bet if you are looking for something similar