Soap in 'Scent' is Sisters

Question: My favorite movie, "Scent of a Woman," is full of good scenes. My question is about the scene in which Al Pacino is in a restaurant and he catches the scent of a young woman seated near him. Full Story
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Marian

Mitchell, GA

#1 Oct 16, 2006
When I Googal Ogilvie Sisters soap a number of retailers come up. Yet, when I do a search on their sites Ogilvie Sisters soap can not be found. Specifically what fine soap-seller nationwide carries it?
lang

AOL

#2 Oct 17, 2006
where to buy ogilvie sisters soap
Julie

United States

#3 Nov 6, 2006
Marian wrote:
When I Googal Ogilvie Sisters soap a number of retailers come up. Yet, when I do a search on their sites Ogilvie Sisters soap can not be found. Specifically what fine soap-seller nationwide carries it?
Thank you for your question. Did you receive a response to your question? I'm hoping to locate a seller in San Francisco.
Marilyn

AOL

#4 Jan 4, 2007
I, too, have been searching for Ogilvie Sisters soap after reseeing "Scent" over Thanksgiving weekend.
I returned from London tonight, and yesterday I went to Harrod's perfume department and asked a very helpful young man(who hadn't heard of it) to ask an "older" saleslady about it. He came back with a "no" answer.
There is a drugstore chain called "Boots" where I will try next.
Joyce

AOL

#5 Jan 19, 2007
Please help me locate a retailer for Ogilvie Sisters soap in the Lousville, Ky area.

Thanks
Fernando

United States

#7 Feb 7, 2007
Maybe it doesn't exist. We'll have to ask the scriptwriters or Al Pacino.
Sinann

Hampton, VA

#8 Feb 7, 2007
I found a hit on eBay. It was a list of ads in a 1940 Woman's Home Copanion. I just said Ogilvie Sisters. I did not buy the mag so do not know if it is what we are looking for. There must be something, someone somewhere......
Aimee

Harvey, LA

#9 Feb 12, 2007
I have been looking for this soap for my mother, for a long time. I never found it for her, so I dont even know if I would like it as well. If anyone finds where or how to buy it please let me know. Thank you.
Bethany

Ashburn, VA

#10 Feb 15, 2007
Just saw "Scent" for the first time, and I, too, launched out to find this lovely-sounding, mysteriously-elusive soap!! I do think it may be a real thing, because just a very few years ago (10 or so) a brand named Ogilvie had the best perms on the market (grocery store-type). Also a fabulous "freeze" hairspray for years, that I can't find anymore. All the older ladies knew it as far exceding the other brands. But who knows. Mr. Pacino, where are you when we need you???
Cindy

United States

#11 Feb 16, 2007
When I saw this movie for the first time the sweet smelling girl said it was "Three Sisters Soap." It was later changes to Ogilvie Sisters Soap. Neither one seems to be an actual product. Oh Well.
Bethany wrote:
Just saw "Scent" for the first time, and I, too, launched out to find this lovely-sounding, mysteriously-elusive soap!! I do think it may be a real thing, because just a very few years ago (10 or so) a brand named Ogilvie had the best perms on the market (grocery store-type). Also a fabulous "freeze" hairspray for years, that I can't find anymore. All the older ladies knew it as far exceding the other brands. But who knows. Mr. Pacino, where are you when we need you???
Tony P

Greenville, NC

#12 Mar 25, 2007
Being a bit of a movie trivia buff AND someone who is always on the lookout for lesser known, high quality products, I just HAD to try to find out about this product. After a good bit of Googling, what I was able to discover that, foremost, a lot of other people have also been looking for this product after hearing it mentioned in the movie ... and that no one has found it.
Other than that I did find out a few other things.
In 1910 Elizabeth Arden opened her "red door" Fifth Avenue salon and rented the back part of it out to Jessica and Clara Ogilvie who gave hair and scalp treatments (The source is the book Business Builders in Cosmetics, Jacqueline C. Kent, 2003).
Later, apparently, the sisters owned their own salon at 50 East 42nd Street. They did have their own full line of hair products during that time. I found a picture of an old bottle of Ogilvie Sisters "Castile Soap SHAMPOO" being auctioned off on eBay. The bottle of shampoo was labeled as being "distributed by Dorothy Gray, Ltd."
Other items I saw for sale on eBay included Ogilvie Sisters "hair pencil, to cover streaks of gray hair," Ogilvie Sisters "creme set, make up for the hair" and Ogilvie Sisters "special hair preparation for cleansing and loose dandruff."
I found no evidence whatsoever for the existence of an actual Ogilvie Sisters bar soap product. There is still an active line of hair products bearing the Ogilvie moniker, specifically the Ogilvie "Precisely Right" Home Perm, and also Ogilvie Hair Straightener products. They were on sale at walgreens.com , drugstore.com and similar outlets.
My best guess is that the phrase "Ogilvie Sisters soap" was being used as a "placeholder" in the hopes of replacing it with a "product placement." When you are watching a movie and a brand name is prominently displayed, that's no accident, that's a "product placement," essentially a paid advertisement.
btw, the perfume mentioned at the end of the movie "Fleur de Rocaille" (in English, Flowers from a Brook) IS a real product and is still currently in production. It was originally formulated by the house of Caron (Paris) in 1933. In its day, more than a few people thought it in the same league as "Chanel No.#5." Fragrance enthusiasts insist that the formulation of the product was changed shortly after it was mentioned in the movie ... and for the worse. The product can be found for purchase at fragrancenet.com and other similar outlets.
Betty

AOL

#13 Aug 18, 2007
Vermont Country Store has liquid Ogilvie Sisters soap, but not in bars.
jbjewel17

Chicago, IL

#14 Aug 29, 2007
L&F is relaunching Ogilvie and Diaparene lines.(L&F Products plans promotions for home perms and baby products categories)(Alliance for Opportunity)
Chain Drug Review, June, 1991
Tony P Correcter

United States

#15 Nov 13, 2007
Tony P wrote:
Being a bit of a movie trivia buff AND someone who is always on the lookout for lesser known, high quality products...
btw, the perfume mentioned at the end of the movie "Fleur de Rocaille" (in English, Flowers from a Brook) IS a real product and is still currently in production. It was originally formulated by the house of Caron (Paris) in 1933. In its day, more than a few people thought it in the same league as "Chanel No.#5." Fragrance enthusiasts insist that the formulation of the product was changed shortly after it was mentioned in the movie ... and for the worse. The product can be found for purchase at fragrancenet.com and other similar outlets.
You're not much of a trivia buff if you believed the movie's mis-translation of "Fleur de Rocaille"... it's actually literally "Flowers from rock" meant to convey an image of a flower growing from a rocky surface or collection of pebbles.
Elektra

Friedens, PA

#16 Nov 17, 2007
Betty wrote:
Vermont Country Store has liquid Ogilvie Sisters soap, but not in bars.
Vermont Country Store does not have the soap at all!
I am destined to find it. When I do I will let all of you know.
Elektra

Friedens, PA

#17 Nov 17, 2007
When I was young, and I am only 30 now, my family used Ogilvie Bar Soap. I will find Ogilvie Sisters Soap somewhere. I just started searching today. When I find out where it can be purchased, I will let everyone know.:-)
Wish me luck!!!
Sue

Mariposa, CA

#18 May 1, 2008
Approximately 60 years ago, a lovely blond-haired child in my class used Ogilvie Sisters shampoo...we all envied her as only those who wore Breck-scented pigtails could. There's got to be SOME place to buy this stuff!
jack the wise

UK

#19 Jul 15, 2008
im on it!
jack the wise

UK

#20 Jul 15, 2008
O and Al Pacino for president yall
dragonladyrebeca

Columbus, OH

#21 Mar 23, 2009
Ogilvie Sisters Soap does, or at least did, exist. Several years ago I received a bar as a gift from my mother-in-law, and it was a beautiful scent. I began hunting for it a couple of days ago and couldn't find it, so I checked with the one who gave it to me. She confirmed that she had gotten it, but she wasn't sure where. She purchased a lot of soaps from England at that time and thought that is where she may have bought it.

Sorry I can't give you any more info than that, but at least you know now that it may be out there.

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