Tina Fischer receives a package from West Berlin: her brother, Thomas Posimski, is sending food, candy and toiletries.
On the left there’s a box containing Fa bar soap, produced in Germany by Henkel.
Then there’s the after shave Hâttric Classic, first launched in 1963, characterised by fresh notes of lemon, lime and bergamot.
Last but not least, the iconic blue tin of Nivea Creme, one of the most famous German beauty products. Created in Hamburg in 1911 by Oscar Troplowitz, the chemist who co-founded Beiersdorf, it’s a multi-use snow-white cream which has been a staple in the beauty kits of many generations.
In the first part of the episode there’s a sequence showing several medicine cabinets from the several houses Rue and her family have lived in. There are many medicines, of course, but some beauty products and toiletries, too. In the screencap above, for example, we can see Hask Kalahari melon oil color protection deep conditioner.
Annie (Kate Micucci) is keeping her dating project (saying yes to everyone who asks her out for 30 days) going but getting to know her colleague Lucas better has changed things. She knows he’s the one, but she decides to go on one last date with someone else. While she’s getting ready in her bathroom, among the toiletries, we can see
In Camille’s bathroom there are a lily of the valley soap gift set by Saponificio Varesino and a small, almost empty bottle of Nina Ricci L’air du temps. Judging from the dark colour of the perfume left, it must have been something she used to wear as a teenager, when she still lived in Wind Gap, or it could be Adora’s.
Kitty Hawkins (Amy Beth Hayes) is mad at Frank Edwards (Samuel West): he tries to make up with her and visits the make-up counter at Selfridges. He asks for advice: he wants to give something special to someone special (her ;)). She plays along: she suggests “a new perfume” by Guerlain, which happens to be Mitsouko in the traditional flacon bouchon coeur. This is a historically accurate choice, because the perfume was created in 1919, around the time in which the tv show is set.
Other products she suggests are Yardley facial cream (in the dark green glass pot originally used for English Lavender brilliantine) and a Penhaligon’s soap.
Last but not least, she mentions Lady Primrose hand lotion: the beautiful fluted glass jar shown is actually used for the Royal Extractbody cream.