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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.


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.


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.


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.