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Forgive us — it's nowhere near a Thursday, yet we're shamelessly throwing it back. But, after clicking through Beautylish's roundup of nostalgic fragrances, we just couldn't wait to share. Why? Because these perfumes so unapologetically embody the '80s and '90s, from over-the-top, unmistakable scents to too-cheesy-for-words packaging and advertising.
Writer Krista Burton breaks down the best of them, sharing her own personal associations with each sentimental scent. Take for instance Coty's Exclamation, which the author recalls as being a hit with "teens who were anxious about their social standing and therefore wanted something instantly recognizable in a distinctive and trendy bottle." (Remember that exclamation-point packaging?) Burton also waxes poetic when it comes to the ever-popular Love's Baby Soft, which she says smells "like you’ve dunked your head into a bottle of baby powder and inhaled." Oh, the '90s.
So, click through and prepare yourself for some slightly cringe-inducing memories — and, hopefully some happy ones, too. (Beautylish)
Revlon Charlie Blue Eau De Cologne Spray, $19.99, available at Soap.com.
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