Category Archives: soaps in movies

Silent Night (2021)

Twins Hardy and Thomas are taking a bath. On the white dresser on the left there are several products by Ortigia, a Florence-based company founded in 2006 by English enterpreneur Sue Townsend (one of the founders of Crabtree & Evelyn in 1968).

The amber pump bottle with palms printed on it is Zagara liquid soap.

The turquoise box contains almond soap, while the pale blue one contains Florio soap.

Last, the beautiful round tin box contains Florio body cream.

Thanks to Alessandra for submitting this post.

Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)

Martin is an abusive and controlling husband. His wife Laura takes advantage of a stormy evening sail to fake her own death and leave him. But he eventually finds her thanks to a phone call he receives from Vanessa, a woman who took swimming lessons with Laura at YWCA.

When Martin gets home, he obsessively looks for signs of Laura’s staged death. The bathroom has an important function: after cutting his finger, he gets close to the toilet and there, at the bottom, he finds Laura’s wedding ring, which she got rid of before leaving. Most of the products in the bathroom cabinets are by Crabtree & Evelyn, a British brand founded in 1968.

The seashell object is Crabtree & Evelyn sea shell soap with jojoba oil.

The round plastic box is Jean Couturier Coriandre dusting powder. This fragrance, a creation by Jacqueline Couturier, Jean-Louis Sieuzac and Gerard Pelpel, was first launched in 1973.

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It’s hard to say if the Crabtree & Evelyn Aloe Vera box contains a bath & shower gel, a talcum powder shaker or another product of that line.

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In the cabinet there are two boxes of Crabtree & Evelyn chamomile and Swiss glicerine soap.

There’s also a box of Crabtree & Evelyn Extract of West Indian and Sicilian Limes.

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The round box with violets contains a perfumed glycerine soap by Crabtree & Evelyn.

Last, there’s a bottle of Johnson’s baby oil.

Thanks to Jennifer for the Jean Couturier id.

The Boys in the Band (1970)

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Michael (Kenneth Nelson) buys some toiletries for Donald (Frederick Combs), so he can have his own toothbrush, soap and hairspray without using his host’s.

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The “sandalwood soap” Michael buys is by Elizabeth Arden. In the cabinet there’s also a Bain de Soleil spray sunscreen (or after-sun lotion).

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dickinson's witch hazel_bornunicornIn the bathroom we can also see a bottle of Dickinson’s witch hazel.

One Day (2011)

There are several products on a glass shelf in Emma and Dexter’s bathroom. From left to right:

A pump bottle of Molton Brown liquid hand wash in Rosé Granati

Kiehl’s Original Musk Blend No. 1 eau de toilette

l'occitanehommeshowergel_bornunicornL’Occitane L’Occitan shower gel

The after-shave lotion of Chanel Allure Homme

 

Suspiria (2018)

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Just a few moments before starting the performance of Volk, the dancers of the Markos Tanz-Akademie get in a line. On one shelf by the dressing room mirrors there’s an unusual product: Roxy hand-cleaning paste by the German brand Pelikan. Famous for its fountain pens and writing instruments, Pelikan invented this product [1] for cleaning hands from ink, oil and dirt. A product definitely needed in the creepiest dance academy of West Berlin.

[1] It was already on the market in 1938 (as shown here).

Molly’s Game (2017)

molly's game_bornunicorn (3)There are many beauty products and make-up items on Molly Bloom’s bathroom counter. Among them (from left to right):

elizabetharden_refiningtonerlotion_bornunicornElizabeth Arden refining toner lotion (now discontinued)

nuxe_huileprodigieuseseche_bornunicornNuxe Huile Prodigieuse multi-purpose dry oil

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A Mason Pearson hair brush

chanel_nailpolishes_bornunicornSome Chanel nail polishes

chanelbodycream_bornunicornChanel fresh body cream

lancometoniquedouceur_bornunicornLancôme Tonique Douceur hydrating lotion

pecksniffs_almondandsheahandduo_bornunicornThe Almond & Shea hand care duo by Pecksniffs, which includes a moisturising hand & body lotion and a nourishing hand wash in pump bottles.