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Glow S01E08 (Maybe It’s All the Disco)

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avon_sweethonestyyorkshire_bornunicornThere’s a yorkshire-shaped bottle in Sheila and Ruth’s motel bathroom: it’s Avon Princess of Yorkshire Sweet Honesty cologne, a floral fragrance launched in 1973. We know Sheila uses Cartier Pasha de Cartier, so this one must Ruth’s.

noxzemavintagead_bornunicornThere’s also a jar of Noxzema skin cream.

Glow S01E04 (The Dusty Spur)

glow_s01e04_bornunicorn (2)One of the most interesting characters of this TV show is Sheila. Her gimmick is “the She-Wolf”, but after getting a glimpse of her backstory, we know it’s not really a gimmick: her feral appearance mirrors the way she feels inside. This episode opens with Sheila putting her She-Wolf persona on. There are several interesting products on her dressing table, starting with her perfume.

cartier_pasha_de_cartier_edition_prestige_acier_bornunicorn.jpgThe silver bottle on the left is Cartier Pasha de Cartier (the Prestige Acier edition). I’m a bit disappointed by this choice: I appreciate it, because the bottle is spectacular, and because this aromatic woody fragrance by Jacques Cavallier seems just right for Sheila, but it’s historically inaccurate. As a matter of fact, Pasha was launched in 1992, one decade after the events told in the show.

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lancomevintagecompact_bornunicorn.jpgThe glossy black compact with a gold rose is a Lancôme product – face powder, foundation or an eyeshadow palette.

glow_s01e04_bornunicorn (3)Last but not least, there’s a pump bottle of Dep hair gel. This product is still on the market.

Glow S01E02 (Slouch. Submit)

glow_s01e02 (2)glow_s01e02 (1)glow_s01e02 (3)Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron) asks the wannabe wrestlers what their “special abilities” are. Sheila the She-Wolf (Gayle Rankin) explains she has “a very acute sense of smell.” Sam tries her: what cologne is he wearing? She replies: “Drakkar Noir.”

The TV show is set in the 1980s, so this reference is very accurate: the Guy Laroche aromatic woody fragrance, created by Pierre Wargnye and launched in 1982, was incredibly popular at the time.

glow_s01e02 (4)glow_s01e02 (5)Sam’s question is tricky, though: he’s not actually wearing Drakkar Noir, but he has sprayed it on his clothes, something he does when he forgets to do his laundry.