When Adrian (Justin Theroux) “saves” his wife Lucy (Ilana Glazer) from an allucinating bath, we can see a Diptyque bottle on the tiled counter.
After much pondering (the back of the bottle is not clearly visible), I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s the eau de parfum version of Philosykos, created by Olivia Giacobetti and launched in 2012. The fact that the illustration includes a fountain tank (reminiscent of the bath tub where the protagonist hallucinates) reinforces my idea.
On the tiled shelf over the tub there’s another Diptyque product – a Pomander candle.
When Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) first meets her soon-to-be lawyer Nora (Laura Dern), we can see a Diptyque candle on the metal table by the white leather sofa. Too far from us, though, so it’s still hard to tell what candle it is.
The mystery is solved thanks to a close-up: it’s the best-selling Baies, a sublime fragrance of rose leaves and blackcurrant berries!
In 1994 the founder and frontman of Nine Inch Nails expressed his love for scented candles, which – according to him – were infinitely better than drugs.
Fast forward to 2014: Reznor was portrayed working in Atticus Ross’ studio. Guess what was sitting next to him… A Diptyque candle! Unfortunately, there’s no way to say what scent it was, but this is the evidence we needed (in case we needed it) that his passion for scented candles is definitely here to stay!
Casey Shaw (Charlotte Christie) sneaks into the protagonist’s house: she finds out her idol, rock-band drummer Ben Sergeant, uses Chanel Allure Homme and sprays it on her friend Jody Long. On the mantelpiece in Tamara’s bedroom there’s a Jo Malone candle, too.