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Stranger Things S01E03 (Holly, Jolly)

strangerthings_s01e03_bornunicornWhen Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) visits Nancy’s room, a pink bottle can be seen on her chest of drawers. A pink bottle with a human face painted on it.

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avonmisslollipopbox_bornunicornIt’s Avon Miss Lollypop cologne mist, which here appears sans white hat. This fragrance for girls was launched in 1967: according to the reviews I’ve read, it was a gourmand perfume, smelling like candy.

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Pride (2014)

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vlcsnap-2015-03-22-00h29m24s171One of the most hilarious scenes of this film is set in a London leather bar, taken by storm by a group of women from Dulais, Wales. Gail (Nia Gwynne) and Gwen (Menna Trussler) ask a rubber man (Nick Blair) how he gets into his latex catsuit. He obviously uses talcum powder, something that Gwen uses too, for a different purpose. She explains she uses lily-of-the-valley powder, such a classic British scent!

lilyofthevalleytalc_1_bornunicornGwen is a working-class lady, so I guess her talcum powder is a traditional product, not too fancy nor expensive. Taylor of London, Bronnley, Marks & Spencer, Morny and Yardley would be excellent choices.

vintagetalc_lilyofthevalley_2_bornunicornThe story is set in the 1980s: Gwen is an old lady, so she’s probably using a talcum powder she bought years before – Avon, Woodbury or Woods of Windsor.

vintagetalc_lilyofthevalley_bornunicornOther vintage options could include powders by Margo’s, Penhaligon’s, the lovely Muguet des Bois by Coty or the posh Floris (I can’t really see Gwen wearing Floris, though).

crabtreeevelyn_vintagelilyofthevalleytalc_bornunicornLast but not least, I can totally see Gwen keeping this gorgeous box on her dressing table. The Crabtree & Evelyn dusting powder has a romantic packaging and speaks of past memories.