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.
Brigitte Winkelmann is the BND officer who saves Martin Rauch from Libya by literally buying him. Now they are in Paris: she offers Martin to be a double agent, but he refuses. They’re also lovers and they fantasise about living together in East Germany.
In the bathroom of the Parisian flat they live in there are two interesting perfumes.
The first is the spicy-fruity Dolce Vita by Christian Dior, a creation by Pierre Bourdon and Maurice Roger. Too bad it was launched in 1994 (the show is set 8 years earlier!). I think the bottle was chosen simply as a decoration.
The other bottle is Safari by Ralph Lauren. Historically speaking, it’s another inaccuracy, because this perfume, created by Dominique Ropion, was launched on the market in 1990. Too recent to be sitting in a Parisian bathroom in the mid 1980s.