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Jade (1995)

jade_bornunicornMatt exposes Trina’s affairs by displaying pictures of them on her vanity. It’s a cruel and dramatic scene, but it gives us the chance to see some of the beauty products she uses.

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annickgoutal_grandamour_bornunicornThe bottles of perfume are by Maitre Perfumeur et Gantier (the one at the centre of the vanity) and Annick Goutal (on the mirrored tray on the right).

chanel1970smakeup_bornunicornThere’s also a Chanel toning lotion. Something similar can be seen in a 1970s ad: at the time the product was called Lotion Tonique Refraichissante.

jade2_bornunicornIn the picture above there’s another Chanel product – the make-up remover Démaquillant Douceur, in the squared bottle used in the 1990s.

The Boys in the Band (1970)

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Michael (Kenneth Nelson) buys some toiletries for Donald (Frederick Combs), so he can have his own toothbrush, soap and hairspray without using his host’s.

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The “sandalwood soap” Michael buys is by Elizabeth Arden. In the cabinet there’s also a Bain de Soleil spray sunscreen (or after-sun lotion).

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dickinson's witch hazel_bornunicornIn the bathroom we can also see a bottle of Dickinson’s witch hazel.

Cruising (1980)

I really like the arrangement in Nancy’s bathroom: it’s a small space, so the toiletries are displayed on a metal shelving unit facing a window.

oldspice_originalcologne_bornunicornThe first product I’ve noticed is on the second top shelf (just above Steve’s shoulder): it’s a bottle of the ever-present Old Spice after shave. On the same shelf there’s another interesting product, but more about it later.

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pondspeachcoldcream_bornunicornOn the bottom shelf there are Rise shaving foam and a jar of Pond’s peach cold cream.

One of the last scenes of the film is set in the bathroom again, and we can get a better look at the product previously mentioned. It’s a black bottle of Après Soleil by Bain de Soleil, an after-tan lotion which can be seen in a 1977 advert featuring Rene Russo.