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We Are Who We Are E02 (Right Here, Right Now #2)

Among the toiletries in Caitlin’s parents’ bathroom, there are a bottle of Old Spice Classic cologne and Speed Stick deodorant.

When she moves into her own bathroom, we can see two Palmer’s products (coconut body oil in a spray bottle and cocoa butter formula).

The deodorant in the silver case is Old Spice Swagger.

The green bottle contains Galàn Moco de Gorila hair gel.

Suspiria (2018)



Just a few moments before starting the performance of Volk, the dancers of the Markos Tanz-Akademie get in a line. On one shelf by the dressing room mirrors there’s an unusual product: Roxy hand-cleaning paste by the German brand Pelikan. Famous for its fountain pens and writing instruments, Pelikan invented this product [1] for cleaning hands from ink, oil and dirt. A product definitely needed in the creepiest dance academy of West Berlin.

[1] It was already on the market in 1938 (as shown here).

On the Set of “Call Me by Your Name”

I haven’t watched Call Me by Your Name by Luca Guadagnino yet, but I’ve kept the best picture from the set for last. The author is – again – Giulio Ghirardi, who gave us the perfect shot of a dressing table, covered with some fabric from the Middle East.

dioreausavage_bornunicornAmong the several perfume bottles, I’ve spotted Christian Dior Eau Sauvage, a 1966 creation by Edmond Roudnitska.

acquadiparmacolonia_bornunicornNext to it, there’s Acqua di Parma Colonia, the first fragrance of the Italian brand, created in 1916.

niveacreme_bornunicornThe blue tin unmistakably contains Nivea Creme, a product created in Germany but incredibly popular in Italy.

acquadiroseroberts_bornunicornAnother quintessentially Italian product is Roberts Acqua distillata alle rose, a toner first created in 1867.

gloriavanderbiltperfume_bornunicornLast but not least, there’s a bottle of Vanderbilt by Gloria Vanderbilt, a huge commercial success created by Sophia Grojsman in 1982. It’s impossible not to have a memory of it, if you were born in the 1970s/1980s: this white floral fragrance was everywhere!

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On the Set of “Call Me By Your Name”

When I bumped into pictures from the set of Call Me By Your Name (2017) by Luca Guadagnino, I felt my id radar tingle, because I knew plenty of beauty products were waiting to be identified. The pictures, taken by the Italian photographer Giulio Ghirardi, beautifully portray the elegant interiors of the 17th-century Lombardy mansion where the film is set. The green-tiled bathroom [1] is filled with Italian drugstore products which bring me back to my childhood.

anticaerboristeriashampoo_bornunicornOn the bathtub metal tray there’s a bottle of Antica Erboristeria shampoo.

tumblr_n4va0haqq91sm54eyo2_1280shampooschultz_bornunicornFrom a different perspective we see there are other two shampoo bottles on the tray – Johnson’s Baby shampoo and Schultz chamomile shampoo.

soluzioneschoum_bornunicornprepcrema_bornunicorn.pngOn the glass shelf by the mirror there’s a bottle of Soluzione Schoum, a medication for urinary and biliary tract spasms. The jar with the blue cap is the pre-shave/after-shave cream Prep, with a delicious mentholated scent.


amaromedicinalegiuliani_bornunicornOn the table by the door there’s a bottle of Roberts Borotalco talcum powder. The bottle made of dark glass is another Italian digestive tonic, Amaro Medicinale Giuliani.

[1] It’s nice to see the bathroom has Palladian floors, made with the ancient technique of using small pieces of marble or stones. Such a typically Italian floor style!

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Io sono l’amore (2009)

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iosonolamore_emmabathroom_bornunicorn (2) acquadiparma_coloniaassoluta_deodorant_bornunicornacquadiparmacollezionebarbiereaftershave_bornunicornlarocheposay_tolerianecleanser_bornunicornlarocheposay_respectissime_makeupremover_bornunicornThere are Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta spray deodorant, Acqua di Parma Collezione Barbiere after-shave lotion, La Roche-Posay Toleriane make-up remover and Respectissime waterproof eye make-up remover in Emma and Tancredi Recchi’s bathroom.