Brilliantine 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 Édouard Pinaud (a.k.a. Ed. Pinaud). In English-speaking markets Pinaud's name is associated with the Clubman tradename in men's toiletries. 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.
Brillantine was used as the French title for the film Grease in Quebec, Canada.

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