Sam (Marc Maron) wears Guy Laroche Drakkar Noir, but it’s not the only fragrance he wears: there’s a bottle of English Leather in his bedroom.
There’s a can of unscented hairspray by Aqua Net in the GLOW’s dressing room.
There’s Mennen Lady Speed stick deodorant in the GLOW’s locker room.
There’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.
There’s also a jar of Noxzema skin cream.
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.
The 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.
The glossy black compact with a gold rose is a Lancôme product – face powder, foundation or an eyeshadow palette.
Last but not least, there’s a pump bottle of Dep hair gel. This product is still on the market.
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.
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.
There are a bottle of Oil of Olay moisturizer and a can of Aqua Net Super Hold hairspray in the locker room of the gym where Ruth and Debbie (Betty Gilpin) attend aerobics classes.