- Jan 30, 2007
In the Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, one of the characters wear Varon Dandy to impress a woman he has fallen for.
In Manhunter (the forerunner to Silence of the Lambs), Detective Will Graham visits Hannibal Lecter in prison where Hannibal starts analyzing Graham, trying get under his skin. One of the things he says is "You're very tanned, Will. And your hands are so rough. Not like a cop's hands anymore. And that shaving lotion is something a child would select. Has a little ship on the bottle, does it not?"
Hmm. Ship. On a bottle..........
What a bathroom! Dear God, talk about 'is 'alls were made of marble! And towels an inch thick! And bags of water steaming out of the taps! This is the life, I thought, and poured in half a bottle of Trumper's Essence of Lime before I immersed myself in the aromatic tub. But first of all I hung my petticoat over the keyhole so Mr Rosencreutz couldn't take a peek.
In DBC Pierres book Lights out in Wonderland (set in the culinary world) the main character carries a bottle of Jicky with him , which he drinks from occasionally.
In Bone in the Throat by Anthony Bourdain, the main mobster lathers himself with Bijan For Men before going out.
Or fragrances mentioned or spotted in films?
In 'Pronto' by Elmore Leonard
'Oh yeah, and bring me a couple of bottles of after-shave. Caswell-Massey Number Six'
'It sounds more like an East Kentucky coal mine'
God, that is so Elmore Leonard.
I miss him.
How Tarantino never visualised this book on celluloid is amazing -- well maybe he did but chose Rum Punch (Jackie Brown) instead. The book has everything.