Howard Ratner is a gambling addict who runs a jewellery store in the diamond district in New York. He leads a very hectic and dangerous life, as the bruises on his back show. He’s always busy (even when he’s just out of the shower, he’s on the phone) but thanks to this short scene we can take a look at the toiletries and perfumes he uses.
On the right of the screen there’s Montblanc Legend, an aromatic perfume created by Olivier Pescheux and launched in 2011.
By the washbasin there are two Old Spice Classic deodorant sticks, Pinaud Clubman after-shave lotion and Gillette Foamy shaving foam.
This id is just a guess, but I’m pretty sure it’s correct. I think the bottle half-seen between Howard’s arm and chest is Bleu de Chanel, at least judging from the lettering and from the shape of the atomiser. From a historical point of view, this would be an accurate choice: the film is set in 2012, and this Jacques Polge creation was launched in 2010.
There are several toiletries in the bathroom cabinet in Daisy’s apartment: they all belong to her dad. Among them, Andrew Jergens Martiniqueafter-shave lotion and matching deodorant and Mennen Protein 29 conditioning hair groom.
The moment in which a movie character opens a bathroom cabinet is always thrilling. I personally get the chills because I know I’m about to see something interesting in it. Sarah Roberts’ cabinet, for example, is a very simple but intriguing one.
I’m a bit on the fence when it comes to the glass bottle on the bottom shelf. It’s definitely a flacon de voyage by Guerlain (see the plastic ring around the stopper), but the bottle looks larger than usual.
On the top shelf there’s Gillette Right Guard deodorant.
McReynolds (Tyler Hoechlin) and his house mates are getting ready for a night out. In the screencap above he’s using the woody fragrance Aramis For Men, created by Bernard Chant and launched in 1966. Other boys will end up using the same perfume.
Other products can be seen in the bathroom: for example, there’s a can of Barbasol shaving cream on the sink.
On a counter there’s a can of Gillette Right Guard deodorant.
There are three products from Helena Rubinstein Men’s Club 52 line in the bathroom where M. the President (Gian Maria Volontè), is taking a bath, assisted by his wife Giacinta (Mariangela Melato). The two frosted glass bottles are after-shave lotions, while the black bottle on the left is a deodorant.