Category Archives: soaps in movies

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.


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)



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


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.

Our Idiot Brother (2011)

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albabotanicaconditioner_bornunicornalbabotanicashampoo_bornunicorndegreesheerpowderdeodorant_bornunicorndovepinksoap_bornunicornThere are Alba Botanica Hawaiian hair conditioner and shampoo in Gloss Boss Honeydew, Degree Sheer Powder deodorant stick and Dove pink beauty cream bar in Natalie and Cindy’s bathroom.

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aveeno_shavegel_bornunicorndoveultimatevisiblysmoothdeodorant_bornunicornalbabotanicafacemoisturizer_bornunicornnairbikinicream_bornunicornThere are also Degree Shower Clean spray deodorant, Aveeno Positively Smooth shave gel, Dove Ultimate Visibly Smooth deodorant stick, Alba Botanica face moisturizer and Nair moisturizing cream hair remover in Vanilla Smoothie.

Thanks to my friend Jennifer for the Aveeno id.