For my generation that was growing up in the ’90s, the rule was that you had to douse yourself with perfumes before going out. Otherwise, it was just like you weren’t fully dressed or something. And everyone would give you those odd looks.
It was basically perfume heaven, because I can bet there was a special scent for every occasion imaginable. Fruity notes for those school performances, sultry rose aroma for that first date, a sweet vanilla fragrance for the holidays… Sigh.
You know how some scientists say that smells are really powerful, and can make people fall in love, or start hating someone, or even retrieve long-lost childhood memories?
Well, today we are going to taste that theory. We have compiled a list of some of the most popular perfumes from the ’90s, so be prepared for a sweet, nostalgic trip down memory lane.
Here are the 27 perfumes from your younger days – do you remember them? Will they rouse any forgotten scenes in your mind?
Wake up and smell the…
1. Calgon – Take Me Away
2. Sunflowers by Elizabeth Arden
3. Versace’s Red Jeans
4. The Body Shop’s Vanilla Perfume Oil
5. Ralph by Ralph Lauren
6. Curve by Liz Claiborne
7. That Spice Girls Impulse Body Spray
8. Calvin Klein’s CK One
9. Drakkar Noir
10. Clinique Happy
11. Gap’s Dream and Heaven
12. Victoria’s Secret Pear Glace
13. Juice Bar Spray
Chica Cherry Cola
14. Gucci’s Rush
15. Estee Lauder’s Pleasures
16. Bath and Body Works Country Apple
17. Love’s Baby Soft
Love’s Baby Soft
18. Giogio Armani’s Acqua di Gio
19. Vanilla Fields
20. Davidoff’s Cool Water
21. Jean Paul Gaultier’s Classique
22. Tommy Hilfiger’s Tommy Girl
23. Candie’s For Her
24. Revlon’s Charlie Red
25. Calvin Klein’s Obsession
26. Angel by Thierry Mugler
27. That Adidas Eau de Toilette