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This article is about the hair dressing. For the textile of the same name, see Brilliantine (fabric).

Brilliantine /ˈbrɪljənˌtn/ is a hair-grooming product intended to soften men's hair, including beards and moustaches, and give it a glossy, well-groomed appearance. It was created at the turn of the 20th century by French perfumer Edouard Pinaud (a.k.a. Ed. Pinaud).[1] He presented a product he called Brillantine (from the French brillant meaning "brilliant") at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris. It consisted of a perfumed and colored oily liquid.[2]

Brillantine was used as the French title for the film Grease in Quebec, Canada.[3]

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  1. ^ Musees de Grasse. In English-speaking markets Pinaud's name is associated with the Clubman tradename in men's toiletries.
  2. ^ "The Argan Tree and Its Oil". Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Kleiser, Randal (16 June 1978). "Grease". IMDb.