Category Archives: deodorants in movies

Basic Instinct (1992)

Nick (Michael Douglas) is spending the night at Catherine’s so, when he goes into her huge bathroom, we know some intriguing products will be featured.

The first beauty product I’ve noticed is a spray can of Evian mineral water.

The tall pump bottle is by Alba Botanica. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to find any picture of it online, so I have no idea what product it was. Probably a body lotion or a face cleanser.

Next there’s a Clinique anti-perspirant roll-on deodorant.

This is a real treat: we get to see the fragrance used by Catherine! It’s Montana Parfum de Peau in the beautiful spiral bottle (a stunning design by Serge Mansau). This leather fragrance, created by Jean Guichard, was launched in 1986 and it still is one of the most aenigmatic scents of that decade; that is why I think it beautifully compliments the protagonist’s mysterious and wild personality. 

The container on the far right is still a mystery: when I first saw it, I was sure it was part of the Parfum de Peau line (a body lotion or talcum powder), but it’s not. If you have any idea about its identity, please drop me a line.

Thanks to Sue Koczorowski for submitting this post.

The High Note (2020)

Maggie (Dakota Johnson) is holding Harry Josh Pro Tools Pro Dryer 2000.

In the cabinet there are some toiletries (from top left to bottom right)

Vaseline Men Extra Strenght body lotion

Degree Men Extreme DrySpray antiperspirant deodorant

Noxzema Ultimate Clear anti-blemish pads

Screencap and Degree deodorant id source.

Thanks to Emily for the other ids.

Divines (2016)

Dounia buys some toiletries for her mother and herself.

The red bottle is Le Petit Marseillais Lait de Coton et Coquelicot (Cotton Milk and Poppy) shower cream.

The gold bottle is Revlon Natural Honey Argan Oil bath and shower gel.

There’s also Ushuaïa Polynésie Huile d’Amandier & Pétales de Néroli (almond oil and neroli petals) deodorant.

Uncut Gems (2019)

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montblanclegend_bornunicornHoward 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.

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gillettefoamy_bornunicornBy the washbasin there are two Old Spice Classic deodorant sticks, Pinaud Clubman after-shave lotion and Gillette Foamy shaving foam.

chanelbleudechanel_bornunicornThis 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.

The Hunger (1983)

thehunger_bornunicornThe 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.

vintagejohnsonsbabypowder_bornunicornOn the bottom shelf there are a spray bottle of Evian Water and a bottle of Johnson’s Baby Powder.

guerlain_vetiveraftershave_bornunicornI’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.

gillette_rightguarddeodorant_bornunicornOn the top shelf there’s Gillette Right Guard deodorant.