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Breaking Bad S01E03 (…And the Bag’s in the River)

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When Hank (Dean Norris) and Steven (Steven Michael Quezada) find a car abandoned by drug dealers, there’s a very peculiar smell in it. Hank compares it to Drakkar Noir, the Guy Laroche classic fougère perfume created by Pierre Wargnye and launched in 1982.

Stranger Things S03E02 (The Mall Rats)

strangerthings_s03e02_bornunicorn (2)Will (Noah Schnapp), Mike (Finn Wolfhard) and Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) are at the Starcourt Mall sampling perfumes. They haven’t suddenly turned into scent enthusiasts, but are trying to find something Mike can buy for Eleven as a gift.

avon_louisferaud_vivage_bornunicornThe white boxes with pastel touches and “draped” bottles are Louis Féraud Vivage. This perfume, created by Jean-Pierre Bethouart and launched in 1984, was the result of a collaboration between the French fashion designer and Avon. Heavy on musk and ylang-ylang, this is definitely not a perfume for a young girl.

strangerthings_s03e02_bornunicorn (1)In the window under the counter more Avon perfumes are displayed.

avonthimblebottle_bornunicornThe empty (!) bottle with golden stopper is the thimble, previously seen in Barb’s bathroom. The same bottle was used for different fragrances, so it’s unclear what this one contains.

avonblacksuede_bornunicornThe bottle with black stopper is a men’s fragrance, the musky Black Suede, launched in 1980.

avontempoeaudetoilette_bornunicornOn the right, the bottle with silver “hook” stopper is Tempo, a woody fragrance launched in 1978.

tumblr_mzrsfrqvkt1sm54eyo3_1280-1Last, hidden among boxes, there’s the unmistakable flat-top bottle of a true 1980s classic – Guy Laroche Drakkar Noir, the aromatic woody fragrance created by Pierre Wargnye and launched in 1982, incredibly popular all through the decade.

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.