Deutschland 83 E01 (Quantum Jump)

Lenora Rauch (Maria Schrader) gives her sister Ingrid (Carina N. Wiese) a bottle of Chanel no. 5 as a present for her birthday. The perfume is not visible but the white box with black trims is unmistakable. No wonder Ingrid is so happy: Chanel no. 5 is literally a piece of European culture she’s not allowed to buy, since it’s not available on the East-German … Continue reading Deutschland 83 E01 (Quantum Jump)

Deutschland 83 E01 (Quantum Jump)

Martin Rauch is an East German soldier who is recruited to become a spy in West Germany. His mentor, Professor Tobias Tischbier, introduces him to the different lifestyle, products and vocabulary on the other side of the Wall. His “lessons” include beauty products. Florena was an East German beauty brand; among its products, the hairspray Action and the deodorant Lidos. On the other hand, Schwarzkopf 3 Wetter … Continue reading Deutschland 83 E01 (Quantum Jump)

Deutschland 83 E05 (Cold Fire)

In this episode there are two references to Mäurer & Wirtz 4711, the original Echt Kölnisch Wasser. The scene above is set in Cologne central station: while Martin Rauch is taking a train to East Berlin, we can see huge neon letters spelling the name of the eau de cologne. In another scene, the iconic Molanus bottle can be seen in the desk drawer of Frau Netz (Michaela … Continue reading Deutschland 83 E05 (Cold Fire)