“My mum’s favorite cold cream was Nivea, and I love it to this day. That’s the cold cream I was thinking of in the description of the face Eleanor keeps ‘in a jar by the door.’ I was always a little scared by how often women used cold cream.” Paul McCartney in The New Yorker: Writing Eleanor Rigby. (My dad used Nivea, pronounced Ni-vay-a in our house, every morning for decades. I can smell it as I type this.)