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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.

Stranger Things S03E01 (Suzie, Do You Copy?)

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Karen Wheeler (Cara Buono) is a conflicted woman: she cares a lot about her family, even if her marriage is unhappy, but she can barely resist the bad boy charm of Billy Hargrove. He’s invited her at a motel, so in this scene she’s getting ready to join him there.

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The red lipstick she’s applying is Elizabeth Arden Lip Spa.

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The hairspray reflected on the mirror is Rayette Aquanet.

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susiebick_tyen_dior_1988When she removes her wedding rings, we can see a Christian Dior compact, probably containing eyeshadows.

Stranger Things S03E01 (Suzie, Do You Copy?)

strangerthings_s03e0_bornunicorn (2)cacharel_anaisanais_bornunicornNancy has spent the night with Jonathan and she’s in a hurry to get to work. When the camera quickly pans over a dresser in Jonathan’s bedroom, we can see a perfume bottle that definitely belongs to Nancy: it’s Cacharel Anais Anais eau de parfum, a romantic white floral scent created in 1978 by Roger Pellegrino, Robert Gonnon, Paul Leger and Raymond Chaillan.

Stranger Things S02E09 (The Gate)

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strangerthings_s02e09_1_bornunicornSteve Harrington is now the male role model Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) needs in his life. He’s also his style icon, too: he uses the boy’s secret weapon – Fabergé Farrah Fawcett hairspray – to impress the attendees of the Snow Ball at school.

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farrahfawcetthairspray1_bornunicornLet me be pedantic for a moment here: I don’t think the can Dustin is using is the original one. If you look closely, the writing on it is different from the writing on the original can. So they took the writing of the non-aerosol version and put it on the aerosol one. Good job!

Stranger Things S02E08 (The Mind Flayer)

strangerthings_s02e08_bornunicorn-1.pngBilly Hargrove (Dacre Montgomery) is the bad boy par excellence in this season. He hates everybody, is rude to everybody but loves himself. A lot. The glimpse we get of his dressing table reveals interesting products he uses as part of his beauty routine.

4be8815f01825c3ec0887b1af588aee5He uses the same AquaNet hairspray Kali and Dottie use on Eleven in S02E07.

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breckset_bornunicornHe also has a bottle of Breckset setting lotion.

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albertomousse_bornunicorn.jpgThe third hair product he has in his bedroom is Alberto styling mousse.

esteelauderaramis_bornunicornI haven’t been able to identify the cologne he’s putting on in this scene, but I know what the other bottle is: Aramis by Estee Lauder, a perfume created by Bernard Chant and launched in 1966. The choice is historically accurate but I feel Aramis is a bit too conservative for a rebel like Billy.