E.d. Pinaud Elixer Shampoo
"...that Prince among shampoos".
James Bond used Pinaud Elixer Shampoo in the novel On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
"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."
- On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Chapter 2
In the Young Bond novel Hurricane Gold, the shampoo is also mentioned, in a reference to the Ian Fleming novel.
"...he promised himself that he would only ever use that brand from now on in memory of the best shower he had ever had."
- Hurricane Gold, Chapter 24
Until recently you could only buy the real E.d. Pinaud Elixir Quinine Shampoo in original packaging (including the carton box!) at The Dutch Shaving Shop, who had a very old stock of this otherwise sold out shampoo. But due to the announcement here on Bond Lifestyle, this item was sold out very quickly.
Founded in France in 1810, the PINAUD brand and its CLUBMAN line of fine men's toiletries have formerly been available only in the Highest Quality Barbershops and Men's Clubs in the United States. The Clubman Pinaud line offers a wide variety of men's toiletries and grooming products including: Colognes, after shave lotions, skin and hair tonics, talcs, deodorants, hair-care products and shave creams.
Price: €8,50 (200ml); €15,51 (400ml)