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Do Revenge (2022)

Drea (Camila Mendes) working on her sewing machine is a good occasion to let us take a look at her dressing table, which is full of interesting products.

First of all, there’s a tube of Glossier Body Hero daily perfecting cream.

There are some perfume bottles on the left, one of which is quite surprising.

The tall fluted bottle with gold stopper is a Bernard Chant creation from 1965 – the chypre woody Imprevu by Coty. It’s such an unusual sighting that I would really love to know how it was picked by the prop masters. Did they want to give a vintage feel to the dressing table?

There’s also a Glossier beauty bag.

In the white ceramic bowl there are several Glossier make-up products, among which the Skywash sheer matte lid tint in Terra (burnt sienna).

On the far right side of the table there are two skincare products by Joanna Vargas – the Vitamin C face wash and the daily serum.

Andy Warhol’s Bathroom Cabinet

In 1988, one year after Andy Warhol’s death, his business manager, Fred Hughes, commissioned photographer David Gamble to take pictures of the artist’s New York home. The picture of Warhol’s bathroom cabinet is probably the most famous result of that photoshoot: it was sold for $25,000 at an auction and in 2012 it was displayed at the exhibition Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A print of it is in the collection of The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.

No need for me to explain why I have decided to analyse in detail the contents of this cabinet. I have scrutinised fictional and real-life bathroom cabinets and dressing tables for more than 10 years, so I couldn’t miss the opportunity to write about this iconic cabinet.

Before starting, let me say that medicines and several beauty products haven’t been included: I never write about medicines and the aforementioned products, now discontinued, haven’t been identified yet. The description of other products, although identified, is not completed by pictures because I haven’t found any online.

Let’s start with the top shelf.

The aqua green jar is Clinique 7-Day scrub cream: this product is still on the market, but the packaging has been changed (now it’s available in tube form).

The glass bottle with white stopper on the far right is Janet Sartin sun lotion. This brand and their beauty salon in New York still exist.

On the second shelf, starting from the far left, we can see a glass bottle of Guerlain Extrait de Pot-Pourri aux Plantes Marines, a home fragrance.

Seeing a Chanel no. 5 ancillary product (an after-bath spray) is not surprising: Andy Warhol included the iconic bottle of the French perfume in his Ads series.

Next, another Guerlain product – Vétiver talc. Unfortunately I haven’t found a picture of the product in the packaging shown in Warhol’s cabinet, but the pagoda-like bottle is so charming, isn’t it?

The bright yellow bottle contains Fabergé Kiku after-bath cologne, an amber floral fragrance launched in 1967.

The black bottle with white stopper contains Pantene For Men Hair Groom conditioner.

Next, a bottle of Alo Sun Fashion Tan suntan lotion. Again, the product shown above (displayed at the National Museum of American History) doesn’t have the exact packaging as the one in Warhol’s cabinet.

The silver tube contains Framesi Gelly’s color enhancing styling gel. This Italian haircare brand, still on the market, was founded in 1945.

Last, the glass bottle on the far right is another Janet Sartin product.

On the third shelf there’s a small-sized bottle of Vidal Sassoon shampoo.

In the back of the shelf there’s another Janet Sartin product, housed in a white jar.

Another Alo Sun product – the After Tan lotion – sits on the same shelf.

On the fourth shelf there’s a Sally Hansen product: I haven’t found any picture of it online, but the bottle reads that it’s a desensitized skin conditioning lotion.

Next to it there’s a jar of Interface herbal rub scrub. This is another product which I haven’t found any evidence of online. The brand doesn’t exist anymore.

One of the most interesting products is Halston 1-12 shaving foam. The fragrance was launched in 1976 and is still available on the market. Warhol using a Halston beauty product makes so much sense that I would have been surprised if I hadn’t found any in this cabinet.

The jar with blue cap contains Noxzema Antiseptic Skin cleanser pads.

Just under the Noxzema pad jar there’s Clinique Sub-Skin firming cream.

Among the lip products I can see a Lip Smacker Bonne Bell lip balm (cherry or strawberry-scented) and a tube of Vaseline Lip Therapy balm.

On the fifth (bottom) shelf there’s a bottle of Cetaphil lotion.

Next, a bottle of Vitabath Spring Green body wash.

On a jar of Vaseline pure petroleum jelly there’s a bottle of Lubriderm Lubath body wash.

Next, there’s a bottle of Neet cocoa butter lotion hair remover.

Working Girl (1988)

When Cyn (Joan Cusak) opens a bathroom cabinet, there are several interesting skincare and bodycare products.

Starting from the top shelf, from left to right:

The white jar with grey cap is Lancôme Forté-Vital firming eye cream. The black bottle with grey stopper is from the same brand, but I haven’t been able to identify the exact product.

There are four bottles by Erno Laszlo. The first from the left is definitely an oil or a lotion, while the others probably contained Shake-It tinted treatment.

On the second shelf there are three products by Crabtree & Evelyn. The tin container of talcum powder is part of the Damask Rose collection. Next there’s a bottle of Rosewater foaming bath gel and a soap box.

The box on the third shelf belongs to the bath gel on the second shelf.

Thanks to Ladiesofthepast for submitting this post.

American Psycho (2000)

americanpsycho_bornunicorn1Patrick Bateman’s bathroom cabinet is definitely one of the best ever featured in the history of cinema. He’s a psychotic narcissist who spends a great deal of time and money to take care of his physical appearance. No wonder that the selection of perfumes and hair, skin and body products is very refined and luxurious.

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americanpsycho2_bornunicorneauxdecaronpure_bornunicornOn the middle shelf of his cabinet there are Caron Eaux de Caron Pure perfume and Yves Saint Laurent Pour Homme perfume. The other products are L’Occitane Spray Coiffant (now discontinued), Phytoplage sun protection oil (old packaging) and  Phyto Men Eau Vigoureuse body splash (now discontinued). The white jar – by L’Occitane – presumably contains a face cream or a mask.

caronpourunhomme_bornunicornOn the bottom shelf there are three Phyto Men products and another perfume – Pour un Homme by Caron.

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ysl_pourhommedeodorant_bornunicornoscardelarentapourlui_bornunicornOn the top shelf there are two deodorants – Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui and Yves Saint Laurent Pour Homme. A bottle of Pour Lui eau de toilette can be seen on the far left of the picture.

americanpsycho4_bornunicornysl_pourhommeshowergel_bornunicorn.jpgloccitane_eaudecontadourshowergel_bornunicornWe are also given access to Patrick’s shower, so we can see he uses Yves Saint Laurent Pour Homme all-over shower gel and L’Occitane Eau de Contadour body and hair shower gel.

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loccitanemilkshowercream_bornunicornMore L’Occitane products in the shower: there’s a bottle of milk shower cream (old packaging) and two shampoos – Shampooing Eclat and Shampooing Nourissant (now discontinued).

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