135 popular vintage perfumes from the 80s

Most popular vintage perfumes from the '80s

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Take a scented stroll down memory lane with this look back at some of the most popular vintage perfumes from the 80s!

From the expensive designer fragrances to the budget-friendly drugstore options, we scoured the pages of vintage magazines, and found more than a hundred classic brands here. They’re shown below in alphabetical order. (Are we missing your favorite? Let us know in the comments!)

1000 by Jean Patou: The essence of extravagance (1989)

In this scent-strip world we live in, “1000” de Jean Patou remains aloof.

Exotic. Soignee. Redolent with rare flowers and precious fragrant oils. Nightblooming jasmine, rose centifolia, mysor santal and the rarest of the rare, Osmantbus from China. Osmanthus blooms for a short time each spring, and it can be found at a market in Canton.

More than seven million flowers are picked to produce a single kilogram of the jasmine essence used in “1000.” Little wonder this marvelous fragrance is known as the essence of extravagance…

80s Jean Patou 1000 fragrance from 1989


Adolfo perfume and cologne (1985)

Adolfo perfume and cologne (1985)


Albert Nipon perfume and eau de toilette (1985)

Albert Nipon perfume and eau de toilette (1985)


Almay fragrance for women (1989)

Almay fragrance for women (1989)

 


Anais Anais perfume by Cacharel (1987)

Vintage Anais Anais perfume from 1987



Ann Klein II — The Fragrance (1987)

Eighties Ann Klein II - The Fragrance - 1987


A Touch of Class fragrance by Faberge (1982)

A Touch of Class fragrance by Faberge (1982)


Awesome compact solid fragrance for teens (1988)

Awesome compact solid fragrance for teens (1988)


Aviance Night Musk from Prince Matchabelli (1984)

Aviance Night Musk from Prince Matchabelli (1984)


Cabochard vintage perfume (1980)

Cabochard vintage perfume (1980)


Champagne fragrance by Monteil (1982)

Champagne fragrance by Monteil (1982)


Calandre perfume by Paco Rabanne Paris (1984)

Calandre perfume by Paco Rabanne Paris (1984)


Chanel No. 5 – The famous classic perfume (1983)

Chanel No 5 perfume - 1983


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Chantilly perfume by Houbigant (1985)

Chantilly perfume by Houbigant (1985)


Charlie vintage perfume by Revlon: Wear an original. (1985)

Revlon Charlie perfume - 1985

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Charlie Oriental perfume by Revlon (1989)

Charlie Oriental perfume by Revlon (1989)


Charlie Naturals perfumes by Revlon (1985)

Three scents: Forest Herbal, Rare Musk and Fresh Flowers

Charlie Naturals perfumes by Revlon - 1985 (2)

Charlie Naturals perfumes by Revlon - 1985 (1)


Charlie Perfume-in-Cologne, from Revlon (1982)

Introducing the first perfume-in-cologne. Spray it on, it’s a cologne. Hours later, rub it gently, and it blooms into Charlie perfume. It’s the darndest thing.

Charlie Perfume-in-Cologne (1982)



Chloe — Parfums Lagerfeld (1987)

Chloe - Parfums Lagerfeld - 1987


Ciara perfume from Ultima II – First impressions last. (1980s)

80s Ciara perfume - Ultima II



Cie perfume by Candice Bergen (1980)

Cie perfume by Candice Bergen (1980)


Cinnabar fragrance from Estee Lauder (1983)

Estee Lauder Cinnabar fragrance from 1983


City Girl shimmering perfume (1985)

City Girl shimmering perfume (1985)


Coco parfum from Chanel (1986)

Coco Chanel parfum 1986


Colors de Benetton (1980s)

Benetton — Perfume of the world. Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette Vapo-Spray, Eau de Cologne

Benetton Colors vintage perfume from the 80s


Dioressence by Christian Dior (1980)

Dioressence by Christian Dior (1980)


Diva by Emanuel Ungaro (1988)

An unfair advantage in a world of seduction.

Diva by Emanuel Ungaro fragrance from 1988


Emeraude by Coty (1985)

I love only one man. I wear only one fragrance. Emeraude.

Emeraude by Coty - 1985



English Lavender perfume and cologne by Yardley of London (1983)

English Lavender perfume and cologne by Yardley of London (1983)



Enjoli retro 80s perfume (1983)

You can bring home the bacon. Fry it up in a pan. And never let him forget he’s a man! Enjoli. (By Charles of the Ritz)

Retro 80s Enjoli perfume (1983)


Epris fragrance by Max Factor (1982)

Epris fragrance by Max Factor (1982)


Estee Lauder Private Collection fragrance, with Paulina Porizkova (1988)

Estee Lauder Private Collection fragrance - with Paulina Porizkova - 1988

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Eternity from Calvin Klein (1988/1989)

Ad features supermodel Christy Turlington

Calvin Klein Eternity fragrance - 1988

Calvin Klein Eternity - 1989



Evere fragrance by Erno Laszlo fragrance (1989)

Budapest 1930: Erno Laszlo. A man who knew women instinctively. What interests them and pleases them.

Evere — A sensuous tribute to Laszlo’s love of beauty, and to the beauty of love.

Erno Laszlo fragrance Evere 1980s 1989


Fidji de Guy Laroche (1980s)

Fidji de Guy Laroche (1980s)


First de Van Cleef and Arpels (1983)

Vintage 1983 First Van Cleef and Arpels fragrance


Fleur de Fleur fragrance by Nina Ricci Paris (1982)

Fleur de Fleur fragrance by Nina Ricci Paris (1982)


Fleurs de Jontue fragrances (1985)

Fleurs de Jontue fragrances (1985)


Forever Krystle fragrance, based on the Dynasty TV show (1980s)

Both created to celebrate the love that lives forever.

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Vintage Forever Krystle fragrance based on Dynasty TV show - 1980s


Friday, the fragrance (1989)

Friday, the fragrance (1989)


Gasoline perfume for women (1985)

Gasoline perfume for women (1985)


Gem perfume by Van Cleef and Arpels (1988)

Gem perfume by Van Cleef and Arpels


Gianni Versace perfume (1984)

Gianni Versace perfume (1984)


Giorgio Beverly Hills fragrance collection (1988)

Giorgio Beverly Hills fragrance collection - 1988


 

Gucci No. 3 (1989)

Vintage Gucci No 3 perfume from 1989



Halston vintage perfume (1986)

Dec 8, 1986 Halston fragrance


Heaven Sent ’80s perfume (1986)

It takes a certain kind of cool.

Vintage Heaven Sent perfume from the 80s


Imari fragrance for women from Avon (1985)

Imari fragrance for women from Avon (1985)


Interlude perfume and cologne (1986)

Interlude perfume and cologne (1986)


Intimate Musk by Revlon (1985)

Intimate Musk by Revlon (1985)


Jardins de Bagatelle by Guerlain Paris (1985)

Jardins de Bagatelle by Guerlain Paris (1985)


Je Reviens perfume and cologne by Worth (1982)

Je Reviens perfume and cologne by Worth (1982)


Jungle Jasmine retro perfume (1981)

Jungle Jasmine retro perfume (1981)


Jean Nate after bath splash with Kathie Lee Gifford (1989)

Jean Nate After Bath Splash with Kathie Lee Gifford (1989)



Jontue perfume by Revlon (1987)

Wear it and be wonderful.

Vintage Jontue perfume by Revlon 1987


Jovan Florals fragrance collection (1987)

Jovan Florals fragrance collection (1987)


Jovan Musk Evening Edition (1986)

Ad features actor Billy Dee Williams – Lando Calrissian in Star Wars

Jovan Musk Evening Edition (1985)



Joy de Bain perfume from Jean Patou (1988)

Jean Patou - Joy de Bain perfume 1988


Knowing, by Estee Lauder (1989)

Vintage Estee Lauder Knowing fragrance from 1989


L’Air du Temps perfume by Nina Ricci (1986)

L'Air du Temps perfume by Nina Ricci (1986)



L’Interdit vintage perfume from Givenchy (1985)

1985 Givenchy L'Interdit perfume


Lady Stetson perfume (1987)

An exciting blend of contrasts like America itself.

Vintage Lady Stetson perfume from 1987


Lauren retro 80s perfume from Ralph Lauren (1980s)

She has her own spirit, and it graces everyone she comes near.

Vintage 1980s Lauren perfume from Ralph Lauren

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Le Jardin romantic fragrance by Max Factor (1980s)

This ad features actress Jane Seymour (of the movie Somewhere in Time, and later of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman)

Le Jardin romantic fragrance by Max Factor (1980s)


Le Jardin D’Amour perfume from Max Factor (1987)

Le Jardin D'Amour perfume from Max Factor (1987)


Le Sport perfume from Coty — Ad with Christie Brinkley (1980)

Play with style. Le Sport is more than a fragrance. It’s a way of life. The look. The feeling. The vitality of the new sport lifestyle. Day and night, you play with style.

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1980 Le Sport perfume from Coty - Christie Brinkley


Liz Claiborne: The Fragrance (1989)

All you have to be is you.

Liz Claiborne - The Fragrance - 1989

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Loulou perfume from Cacharel (1989)

Loulou perfume from Cacharel (1989)


Love Notes perfume and cologne by Yardley of London (1984)

What you put into words, we put into fragrance. (This 80s ad includes the cringeworthy Valley Girl-style handwritten note that says, “like Hi! You are totally mega awesome! For sure, Cindy”)

Love Notes perfume and cologne by Yardley of London (1984)


Love’s Baby Soft (1982)

Some of the nicest things happen in Love’s Baby Soft.

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Classic Love's Baby Soft (1982)



Lutece perfume by Houbigant (1985)

The perfume for days of gold and sapphire nights.

Lutece perfume by Houbigant (1985)


Magical Musk by Toujours Moi – Max Factor (1984)

Magical Musk by Toujours Moi - Max Factor (1984)


Magie Noire parfum by Lancome (1983)

In the ad for this vintage perfume from the ’80s: “Believe in magic.”

Lancome Magie Noire parfum 1983


Maxim’s de Paris perfume for women (1985)

Maxim's de Paris perfume for women (1985)


Midnight Musk by Bonne Bell (1984)

Midnight Musk by Bonne Bell (1984)


Marilyn Monroe fragrance with star quality (1984)

There’s a little Marilyn Monroe in every woman. Wistful. Glamorous. Sultry. Innocent.

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Marilyn Monroe fragrance with star quality (1984)


Most Precious perfume by Evyan (1980s)

Most Precious perfume by Evyan (1980s)


Musk by Alyssa Ashley ad – Sensuously female (1989)

Musk by Alyssa Ashley - Sensuously female (1989)


Night Blooming Jasmine perfume and cologne by Jovan (1982)

Night Blooming Jasmine perfume and cologne by Jovan (1982)


Niki de Saint Phalle perfume: Dangerous, but worth the risk (1984)

Niki de Saint Phalle perfume vintage 1984


Ninja fragrance from Parfums de Coeur (1985)

Conquer your heroes without killing your budget. If you like Opium or Cinnabar, you’ll love Ninja.

Ninja fragrance from Parfums de Coeur (1985)


Nocturnes de Caron fragrance for women (1985)

The fragrance of a thousand flowers drifts in a whisper. As each descends, it strikes a single note. Slowly… softly… the music begins. Romantic, languid sounds that beckon. Nocturnes de Caron. Let the dream play on.

Nocturnes de Caron fragrance for women (1985)


Nuance perfume from Coty (1982)

Nuance always says Yes. But you can always say No.

Nuance perfume from Coty (1982)


Nina by Nina Ricci Paris (1989)

Nina by Nina Ricci Paris (1989)



Obsession by Calvin Klein (1980s)

Calvin Klein Obsession perfume



Ombre Rose fragrance by Jean-Charles Brousseau (1984)

Ombre Rose fragrance by Jean-Charles Brousseau (1984)


Opium perfume by Yves Saint Laurent (1988)

Opium: A fragrance as opulent and festive as the season.

Yves Saint Laurent Opium fragrance - 1988 (1)

Yves Saint Laurent Opium fragrance - 1988 (2)


Oscar de la Renta perfume (1980s)

Experience the power of femininity

Vintage 1980s Oscar de la Renta fragrance ad


Paloma Picasso perfume (1988)

Paloma Picasso perfume (1988)



Parfum de Bic pocket perfumes (1989)

(Yes, the Bic pen and lighter people had a perfume line back in the eighties. Who knew?)

Bic fragrances - Parfum de Bic pocket perfumes (1989)


Paris perfume by Yves Saint Laurent (1989)

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Yves Saint Laurent Paris fragrance - 1980s


Passion perfume from Elizabeth Taylor (1987)

Be touched by the fragrance that touches the woman.

Elizabeth Taylor passion fragrance - 1980s



Pheromone perfume from Marilyn Miglin (1988)

Pheromone perfume from Marilyn Miglin (1988)


Poison perfume by Christian Dior: Poison is my potion. (1987)

Vintage Poison perfume - 1987


Ptisenbon by Tartine et Chocolat (1988)

Their first perfume: A fragrance for babies and young children – created by Givenchy

Ptisenbon by Tartine et Chocolat - Fragrance for babies and young children (1988)


Rive Gauche by Yves St Laurent (1980s)

80s YSL Yves St Laurent Rive Gauche perfume


Sinan perfume by Jean-Marc Sinan Paris (1985)

Sinan perfume by Jean-Marc Sinan Paris (1985)


Skin by Bonne Bell (1980s)

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Skin perfume by Bonne Bell (1980s)


Skin Musk by Bonne Bell (1989)

Skin Musk by Bonne Bell (1989)


Sophia perfume by Sophia Loren for Coty (1985)

Sophia perfume by Sophia Loren for Coty (1985)


Raffinee perfume by Houbigant Paris (1982)

Raffinee perfume by Houbigant Paris (1982)


Rainbows perfume from Elizabeth Arden (1981)

Rainbows perfume from Elizabeth Arden (1981)


Samba retro 80s perfume (1989)

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Samba retro 80s perfume (1989)


Sand & Sable by Coty (1987)

If you’re not brave enough to wear this… wear this. Sand & Sable. We dare you to wear it.

Coty's vintage Sand & Sable (1987)



Scoundrel perfume by Revlon, with actress Susan Lucci (1987)

Never met a Scoundrel I didn’t like.

Vintage perfume - Susan Lucci for Scoundrel - 1987


Shalimar perfume — Guerlain (1987)

The most famous Guerlain introduces its parfum de toilette.

Vintage Shalimar perfume - Guerlain - 1987


Sophia perfume by Coty — Sophia Lauren (1982)

Like the woman who inspired it, always magnificent. Never the same.

Vintage Sophia perfume by Coty - Sophia Lauren - 1982


Sung by Alfred Sung vintage perfumes from the 80s (1989)

The essence of style. Eau de parfum.

Alfred Sung parfum 1989



Tabu retro spray cologne by Dana (1980)

Tabu retro spray cologne by Dana (1980)



Tatiana Perfume by Diane Von Furstenberg (1985)

Tatiana perfume by Diane Von Furstenberg (1985)


Tatiana perfume – 1989 bottle style

Tatiana perfume - 1989 bottle style



Tea Rose perfume from The Perfumer’s Workshop (1983)

Tea Rose perfume from The Perfumer's Workshop (1983)


Tiffany perfume (1988)

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Tiffany perfume (1988)


Uninhibited perfume by Cher (1989)

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Uninhibited perfume by Cher (1989)


Vanderbilt perfume from Gloria Vanderbilt (1987)

Let it release the splendor of you.

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Vintage Vanderbilt perfume - Gloria Vanderbilt 1987



Verve vintage body-scenting mists by Prince Matchabelli (1980s)

Verve vintage body-scenting mists by Prince Matchabelli (1980s)


Victoria’s Secret vintage perfume (1989)

Victoria's Secret vintage perfume (1989)


Vivage by Louis Feraud for Avon (1985)

Vivage by Louis Feraud for Avon (1985)


Whisper of Musk by Jovan (1984)

Whisper of Musk by Jovan (1984)


White Linen perfume from Estee Lauder (1989)

White Linen fragrance 1989


White Shoulders fragrance from Evyan (1986)

The best the world has to offer.

White Shoulders fragrance - 1986



Wild – The fragrance (1989)

Wild - The fragrance (1989)


Ysatis by Givenchy (1988)

Givenchy Ysatis fragrance - 1988


Xi’a Xi’ang vintage eighties perfume (1988)

The fragrance of imagination. Xi’a Xi’ang. To travel to the past. To allow what is forbidden. To obtain that which is elusive. (By Revlon)

Vintage eighties Xi'a Xi'ang perfume (1988)


Vintage perfumes from the ’80s: Designer perfumes smelling like a rose

Excerpted from an article by K Marcum – The Record (Hackensack, New Jersey) May 1, 1983

Giorgio Armani. Yves Saint Laurent. Oscar de la Renta. Names that shake women’s fashions every year are causing ripples in the fragrance industry.

Of the 500 fragrances currently on the market, one in 10 bears the name of a designer, according to the Fragrance Foundation, an industry trade association. However, many retailers report that as much as one-third of their fragrance stocks mirror the names found on ready-to-wear labels.

“Whenever you’re dealing with an intangible product like perfume, it helps to create a visual concept of it for the consumer,” says Annette Green, executive director of the Fragrance Foundation.

“With designer fragrances, the visual keys are the designer’s clothes. Even if a woman can’t afford the clothes, she can at least splash on the fragrance.”

Jardins de Bagatelle by Guerlain (1985)

That makes selecting a fragrance gift especially easy for Mother’s Day, a prime holiday for perfume counters. All the harried gift-giver has to do is keep his eyes open for clues.

In other words, if a woman likes Oscar de la Renta’s feminine confections, you’re safe going for his romantic, floral scent.

If, on the other hand, she leans toward the simple, architectural lines of Italy’s Armani, you’re better off selecting his equally clean, namesake fragrance.

Women who like to wow an audience wearing dramatic Yves Saint Laurent garb will respond favorably to his Oriental-inspired Opium.

Yves Saint Laurent Opium fragrance - 1983 with Jerry Hall

Of the top 10 selling fragrances nationally, more than half are from designers — Lauren, Vanderbilt, Halston, Chloe, Chanel No. 5, Oscar, and Opium (from Saint Laurent).

Challenging these established designer fragrances are recent entries such as Armani, Missoni, and Krizia, according to the Fragrance Foundation.

A strong whiff after World War II

Although designer fragrances have made a dramatic impact on the industry during the past 10 years, they are nothing new. Coco Chanel introduced her top-selling Chanel No. 5 in 1924.

Chanel 1980 - Perfume

Americans didn’t get their first strong whiff of fragrance fever until after World War II when returning servicemen brought perfume home to their sweethearts. That put the United States on the road to becoming the world’s largest fragrance consumer.

Vintage perfumes from the ’80s by American designers

An American designer fragrance was still several years in the offing. It wasn’t until 1968 that Norman Norell created his namesake scent and launched the designer fragrance invasion on this side of the Atlantic. Since then, the market has grown by leaps and bounds.

Guerlain Boutique at Bergdorf Goodman in NYC (1988)

“There are very few designers — at least American designers — who haven’t come out with a fragrance,” says Greene. “Designer fragrances seem to have outlived many of the other things designers have licensed.”

Besides having a nose for what sells, American designers also have the know-how for turning smells into scintillating big business.

They have increased the standard fragrance offerings of perfume, eau de toilette, and cologne to include a whole range of body-fragrance products, such as perfumed lotions, bath soaps, powders and after-bath splashes.

YSL Paris perfume 1989

The next fragrance phase may well be created by artists. French sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle recently painted her personal concoction into the perfume picture. A scent from Paloma Picasso, jewelry designer and daughter of artist Pablo Picasso, also is rumored to be near completion.

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Even special stores have gotten into the aromatic act. Neiman-Marcus, for example, created its personal Volage scent 2-1/2 years ago. More recently, Sakowitz president Robert T. Sakowitz came up with Night Breeze.

Vintage 80s Diva by Emanuel Ungaro (1989)

Regardless of which type of scent you select, there is a right and a wrong way to narrow the field. Never smell straight from the bottle because all you’ll get is the overpowering aroma of alcohol. Make sure to try no more than three at a time on your wrist so they don’t mix together and blend into one.

The fragrance industry talks about scents in terms of a 1-2-3 punch, and experiencing all three levels is essential to selecting the proper fragrance.

Level 1 is the top note or the immediate impression you get when the bottle is opened. Next comes the heart, or the middle note, which is only revealed 10 to 15 minutes after application. This is the real, central smell that should last about three to four hours.

The final smell is the base note, the level that gives warmth and permanence to the fragrance.

Coco Eau de Toilette from Chanel (1989)
Coco Eau de Toilette from Chanel (1989)

Once you’ve determined the scent, it’s time to consider the strength you want. Perfume is by far the strongest — and most expensive — followed by eau de toilette (toilet water), cologne, and, finally, splash.

Also take into consideration that layering whatever scent you select makes the fragrance more economical. Bathing and moisturizing with fragrance-scented products reinforces the perfume you finally apply, and allows you to use less of it.

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  1. I had a boyfriend in the 80’s who used to always buy me a small bottle of Perfume in a little leather pouch and I cannot remember the name is there a possibility you would know the name

    1. Possibly it’s Mitsouko by Guerlain? A vintage parfum from the 1960s and sometimes the thin, inverted triangular bottle had a fitted leather case. It will not allow me to post an image but I easily found it online. :-)

  2. My sister in law used to use Ultima 11 (2), I don’t remember who it was made by but they discontinued it. Do you know who made it & why it was discontinued? Love it!!!!

    1. Hi Debbie. I think Ultima II was made by Charles Revson. I used to buy it from JC Penny’s in the early 90’s. It has been discontinued. Greenish milky bottle, black cap, right? Loved it so much. It reminded me of a feminine Fahrenheit.

      1. I was looking for a perfume called White Garden or White Gardina I purchased it back in the 80’s from Sears can anyone help me find the name or where I can purchase it. I’m thinking it was discontinued but I would love to get my hands on some if any one can help me find this perfume. There is also another perfume that I am looking for the name of this one is Tatiana by Diane Von Furstenberg if anyone can help me find that it would be much appreciated. Thank you

  3. As a middle schooler in the 80s, I loved Liz Claiborne (in the triangle bottle). I wonder if I would even recognize it if I smelled it again.

  4. Samsara, Tabu, Prescriptives were some of my faves. I loved Oscar de la Renta, bought it on a regular basis.

  5. My favorite all time scent was Norell II (2) It was beyond perfect, can’t understand why it was discontinued!!

    1. If you go on a cruise to Cozumel, when you get off of the ship there is a big store warehouse you pass through and there is where you can find almost any discounted perfume.

  6. I cannot find the 80’s perfume in a iridescent blue bottle – a green blue bottle.
    Anyone have a suggestion?

  7. Looking for LE De by Givenchy. I presume it is a wonderful perfume from the past, and no longer available. A relative selected this one as her favorite fragrance. I loved it. I would love to surprise her with a bottle of her favorite fragrance from long ago.

  8. There was an oil I purchased from a friend’s mother. (She was an independent consultant for some beauty product line) Reminded me of Clinique’s Aromatics but was an oil. Back in 1982 the price was 18.00. Does anyone know what that oil was?

  9. Ive been trying to identify a perfume ever since I first smelled it in the 80s. The woman wearing it said she didn’t know what it was. It had a very unique dry smell that u smelled the most. Recently I smelled it again on a women who was wringing me up in a store and when i asked her what it was she said that it was either chanel or something named after a women i think. I had never smelled chanel so I assumed thats what it was but it definitely isnt. Ive been to Macy’s ive bougght many samples online an d i still cant find it. How can i find this perfume?

    1. I think you might be looking for “Cristalle” by Chanel. It came out in the mid 70’s and was popular in the 80’s . They stopped making it in -I think 85 -but they brought it back in 93 and it was around for another few years. You can get it on EBay or other online vintage perfumers and surprisingly it’s one of the few discontinued Chanel fragrances that is still around and affordable for vintage Chanel that is. Around $100 is a fair price. I did see a rare early edition bottle -Used no less- going for $270 but it was a very limited edition bottle. Anything from the 90’s relaunch shouldn’t cost more than $75 and for an -80’s bottle unused-about $100-$120. It’s a beautiful scent and it’s truly different from all other Chanel fragrances.

  10. Are there any sites to find perfumes? I can’t remember for the life of me the name, but I remember what the bottle looked. Short, rectangular black cap.

    1. Could you be talking about “Lavender” by Oscar de La Renta. It’s in a lavender bottle with a silver band around the the top of the bottle with “ Oscar de La Renta” written around that band, it also has a purple flower ( I think it’s acrylic )on the topper . It was an 80’s perfume and I think they carried it over into the early 90’s

  11. Does anyone remember Mink & Pearls bath oil pearls? I loved the smell of it and it made the bath water feel like satin…

  12. Looking for a perfume/ cologne in a square bottle with a “ seaglAss roses as the stopper .. it was a lovely warm powdery scent. Soft nothing sharp but drew you in .. any suggestions ?

  13. I miss Anne Klein II like the dickens. I see it’s knock-offs for sale – some even try to sell it as the real McCoy – is there really any way a bottle could still be any good after all these years? And why don’t these companies bring back some of these really popular ones with such high demand? I KNOW AK2 would sell like crazy! IS it possible to get a perfumer to recreate it just by knowing the top notes and the other notes?

  14. I was never into fragrances, but I remember the commercials, especially Enjoli and Diamonds. And how could you forget WindSong?? Their commercials ran very heavily during the holiday season, and they’re burned into my brain. “I can’t seem to forget you. / Your WindSong stays on my mind…”

    1. Does anyone know where I can buy Gloria Vanderbilt, Anne Klein and Malibu Musk perfumes? Also Oscar de la Renta

  15. When I was a child there were two perfumes in Woolworths – Californian Poppy and Eau de Paris. Grandma moved on to Yardleys lavender . Mother liked GORSE …… by which perfume house ?
    I loved TWEED for many years. I have a sad story about a bottle of Estee Lauders WHITE LINEN.

    I am now 80 years old . I shower, I bathe, my family are familiar with my natural smell. I have no need for artificial perfumes to enhance my desirability. Dior’s POISON on me smells like cat pee !
    Advertising, hype, profit for the perfume houses …… I became tired of smelling AROMATICS on work colleagues a few years ago . Soap and water is good .

  16. I loved “old lady” perfumes in my pre-teen and teen years (80s-early 90s). White Shoulders, Chantilly, Emeraude, and later White Diamonds, Passion, etc. There were some great Salvador Dali perfumes I loved too, but only got a mini set of them at Christmas. Too many girls wore Exclamation and Electric Youth. Although I will admit to having a bottle of Love’s Baby Soft also!

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