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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Do you shampo your hair like James Bond?


A few days back I wrote a blog post about the scent of Ian Fleming / James Bond. That blog post was well received with over 1 000 page views so I felt the need to do something similar, especially when I came across a very special listening on Ebay.

It is in the second chapter of Ian Flemings James Bond novel ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE that we get to read more about the shampoo of choice for James Bond.

The second chapter is called Gran Turismo and it is on page 26-27 the below text can be found.
"His two battered suitcases came and he unpacked leisurely and then ordered from Room Service a bottle of the Taittinger Blanc de Blancs that he had made his traditional drink at Royale. When the bottle, in its frosted silver bucket, came, he drank a quarter of it rather fast and then went into the bathroom and had an ice-cold shower and washed his hair with Pinaud Elixir, that prince among shampoos, to get the dust of the roads out of it."
I recently checked Ebay for Ian Fleming books that my collection is missing when I found an listening for a bottle of Pinaud Clubman Elixir Shampoo. The cool thing here is that the bottle is vintage and do look like something that can have been sold in time of the books release.

I find it very strange that is says "For professional use only" on the bottle. Was this product not sold directly to customers?
I cant recommend the above shampoo being used today. I would much rather recommend something that is biodegradable and do not harm our streams and water life.

Now who among you readers will be the first to place a bid on this listning. The Bottle have a "Buy it now" price of $39,99.Note that I am not the seller.

You can read some more about the shampoo over at James Bond Lifestyle.


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