When John Berlin visits John Taylor’s mother’s house looking for clues, we can see a blue container on a marble counter. The image is quite tricky: here the product is placed upside down. In any case, it’s Avon Moonwind perfumed talc. The aromatic green fragrance of the same name was launched in 1971 and soon became one of the most popular scents of the American brand.
The packaging, royal blue with white accents, is decorated with Artemis, the Greek goddess of the hunt, and one of her hounds.
It’s Christmas time in Eureka, and Margie (Kathy Baker) and Freddy host a party for family and friends. During the party, Margie retouches Helena’s make-up and puts some perfume on her.
It’s not a spray bottle, the one that Margie takes out of her mirrored cabinet, but a splash one. The opaque glass flowers decorating the stopper are quite unmistakable.
When the girl finally holds the bottle, the mystery is finally revealed: it’s Chloé.
This romantic white floral perfume is a creation of Betty Busse. It was launched in 1975 under the label Parfums Lagerfeld, because Karl Lagerfeld was at the helm of the brand as main designer from 1966 to 1983.
Pinaud Clubman talc (in a vintage tin bottle) is featured in the opening scene and in the film poster.
Director Bruce Robinson demanded the inclusion of the Pinaud talc in the shot as he felt it “essential” to convey the sense that Depp’s character, Paul Kemp, was highly refined and sophisticated despite his penchant for heavy drinking. Once the scene was shot in its entirety, Johnny Depp took the talc home.
There’s a tube of Mollé brushless shaving cream on Paul Kemp’s bathroom shelf.