Remember these 115 popular vintage perfumes from the ’90s?

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Popular perfumes of the 1990s

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Whether you like them floral or woody, Oriental or fresh, or something in between, perfumes have been part of the human experience for thousands of years.

Even considering all that history, the 1990s was a huge decade for perfume, eau de toilette, cologne and other types of fragrances for women (and men, too, but that’s a different article).

In 1994 alone, there were 64 new varieties added to the market — compared to 55 in 1993, and 27 in 1992, according to a vintage news story in the Austin American-Statesman.

They were pitched by supermodels and actresses, came from all the top fashion designers, along with many more bottled scents from well-known drugstore beauty brands like Revlon and Coty.

Among them were many brands launched solely to capitalize on the success of movies or TV shows, which is how the world somehow ended up with short-lived perfumes tied into everything from Beverly Hills 90210 to Bridges of Madison County.

You’ll also see that actresses Elizabeth Taylor, Jaclyn Smith and Mariel Hemingway all had their own scents on the market. Men, too, had joined in — like ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov and musician Herb Alpert.

Then there were aromas created for established brands in other markets, such as Benetton, Talbots, Tiffany and Laura Ashley.

In 1994, Leonard Lauder, then the president of the Estee Lauder company, thought of these newcomers to the market as little more than impulse purchases. He sniffed, “if you get enough people buying The Gap perfume and Victoria’s Secret, that means there are fewer people buying ‘fine fragrances.'”

Now,  see how many of these popular vintage perfumes from the ’90s that you remember! They’re listed alphabetically by the name of the fragrance.

(PS: Want to remember how the eighties smelled? See the most popular vintage perfumes from the ’80s here.)

No. 1 fragrance from Laura Ashley (1992)

No 1 classic fragrance from Laura Ashley (1992)


360 vintage fragrance from Perry Ellis (1993)

360 vintage fragrance from Perry Ellis (1993) at ClickAmericana com



Acqua di Gio from Giorgio Armani (1998)

Acqua di Gio from Giorgio Armani (1998) at ClickAmericana com


Allure from Chanel (1998)

Allure from Chanel (1998) at ClickAmericana.com


Amarige by Givenchy (1998)

Amarige by Givenchy (1998) at ClickAmericana.com



Amber Musk for women, from Shiara (1997)

Popular vintage perfumes from the '90s - Amber Musk for women (1997) at ClickAmericana com


Aspen cologne for women (1993)

Aspen cologne for women (1993) at ClickAmericana.com


Baryshnikov Pour Femme perfume, by ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov (1995)

Baryshnikov Pour Femme perfume (1995) at ClickAmericana.com


Beverly Hills 90210 perfume (1992)

This ad for a fragrance inspired by the teen TV show is “signed” by Dylan McKay and Brenda Walsh (rather than their real-world counterparts Perry Luke and Shannen Doherty).

Beverly Hills 90210 perfume (1992)


Beverly Hills fragrance from Gale Hayman (1991)

Beverly Hills fragrance from Gale Hayman (1991) at ClickAmericana.com


Black Pearls vintage fragrance from Elizabeth Taylor (1995)

Black Pearls vintage fragrance from Elizabeth Taylor (1995) at ClickAmericana.com


Boucheron parfums (1992)

Boucheron parfums (1992) at ClickAmericana.com


Bridges, the fragrance (1995)

Bridges, the fragrance (1995) at ClickAmericana com


Caesars Woman and Caesars Man fragrances (1993)

These two colognes from Caesars (as in the famous Las Vegas hotel) apparently had some promotional tie-ins to ENUF Internationale and to the football movie “Rudy” — although the photo used in this ad doesn’t include any of the film’s stars.

Caesars Woman and Caesars Man fragrances - Vintage movie Rudy promo (1993) at ClickAmericana.com


Caliente fragrance (1993)

Caliente fragrance (1993) at ClickAmericana.com


California from Jaclyn Smith, by Max Factor (1990)

California from Jaclyn Smith, by Max Factor (1990) at ClickAmericana.com


Carolina Herrera perfume (1994)

Carolina Herrera perfume (1994) at ClickAmericana.com


Casmir perfume from Parfums Chopard (1994)

Casmir perfume from Parfums Chopard (1994) at ClickAmericana.com


Catalyst by Halston (1993)

Catalyst by Halston (1993) at ClickAmericana.com


Chakra perfumes from Aveda (1997)

Chakra perfumes from Aveda (1997) at ClickAmericana com


Chanel No. 5 (1994)

Chanel No 5 (1994) at ClickAmericana.com



22. Charlie vintage perfume from Revlon (1995)

Charlie vintage perfume from Revlon (1995) at ClickAmericana com


Charlie Express fragrance from Revlon (1991

Charlie Express vintage fragrance from Revlon (1991) at ClickAmericana.com


Chloe Narcisse fragrances (1993)

Chloe Narcisse fragrances (1993) at ClickAmericana.com

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Ciara Femme Fatale fragrance from Revlon (1995)

Ciara Femme Fatale fragrance from Revlon (1995) at ClickAmericana.com


Clinique Wrappings fragrance (1991)

Clinique Wrappings fragrance (1991) at ClickAmericana.com


Coco from Chanel – with singer/actress Vanessa Paradis (1992)

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Coco from Chanel - with Vanessa Paradis (1992) at ClickAmericana.com


Colors perfume from Benetton (1991)

Colors perfume from Benetton (1991) at ClickAmericana.com


Cool Water woman from Davidoff (1997)

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Cool Water woman from Davidoff (1997) at ClickAmericana com


Curve for men and for women from Liz Claiborne (1995)

Curve for men and for women from Liz Claiborne (1995) at ClickAmericana com


Dazzling by Estee Lauder, with actress/model Elizabeth Hurley (1999)

Popular vintage perfumes from the '90s - Dazzling by Estee Lauder (1999) at ClickAmericana.com


Deci Dela from Nina Ricci (1995)

Deci Dela from Nina Ricci (1995) at ClickAmericana com


Downtown Girl perfume from Revlon (1991)

Downtown Girl perfume from Revlon (1991) at ClickAmericana.com


Dream eau de toilette from Gap (1995)

Dream eau de toilette from Gap (1995) at ClickAmericana com


Ellen Tracy fragrance (1992)

Ellen Tracy fragrance (1992) at ClickAmericana.com


Emeraude cologne (1991)

Emeraude cologne (1991) at ClickAmericana.com


Escape from Calvin Klein (1991)

Calvin Klein Escape perfume from 1991 (1)

Escape from Calvin Klein (1991)


Exclamation Blush perfume (1998)
Exclamation Blush perfume (1998) at ClickAmericana.com

Exclamation Noir perfume (1998)

Exclamation Noir perfume (1998) at ClickAmericana.com


Exclamation original fragrance (1993)

Popular vintage perfumes from the '90s - Exclamation fragrance (1993) at ClickAmericana.com



Extravagance by Givenchy (1998)

Extravagance by Givenchy (1998) at ClickAmericana.com


Fetish scent, by Dana for Women (1997)

Fetish scent perfume (1997) at ClickAmericana com


Fire and Ice fragrance from Revlon (1994)

Fire and Ice fragrance from Revlon (1994) at ClickAmericana.com


Fleur d’interdit eau de parfum from Givenchy (1994)

Fleur d'interdit eau de parfum from Givenchy (1994) at ClickAmericana.com


French Vanilla fragrance (1995)

French Vanilla fragrance (1995) at ClickAmericana com


Gap Blue No. 655 fragrance for her (1995)

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Gap Blue No 655 fragrance for her (1995) at ClickAmericana com


Ghost Myst fragrance from Coty (1995)

Ghost Myst fragrance from Coty (1995) at ClickAmericana.com


Gio by Giorgio Armani (1993)

Gio by Giorgio Armani (1993) at ClickAmericana.com


Giorgio Beverly Hills (1992)

Popular vintage perfumes from the '90s - Giorgio Beverly Hills (1992)


Gossip fragrance by Cindy Adams, from Coty (1998)

Gossip fragrance by Cindy Adams (1998) at ClickAmericana.com


Guess parfum, with supermodel Claudia Schiffer (1991)

Guess parfum with Claudia Schiffer (1991) at ClickAmericana.com


Hana fragrance from Aveda: Pure-fume spirit (1997)

Practice safe scents. And scents of pleasure. Inspiritu aromas (like all our Pure-Fume aromas) are pure flower and plant essences, not synthetic duplicates. Inspired by cultures that — like us — applied the active, therapeutic benefits of plant aromas. 

Hana fragrance from Aveda (1997) at ClickAmericana com


Happy fragrance by Clinique (1998)

Happy fragrance by Clinique (1998) at ClickAmericana.com


Head Over Heels fragrance from Ultima II (1994)

Head Over Heels fragrance from Ultima II (1994) at ClickAmericana.com


Ici fragrance for women (1995)

Ici fragrance for women (1995) at ClickAmericana.com


Incognito perfume from Cover Girl (1993)

Incognito perfume from Cover Girl (1993) at ClickAmericana.com


Jaipur perfume by Boucheron (1995)

Jaipur perfume by Boucheron (1995) at ClickAmericana com



Jean Paul Gaultier parfums – with an unusual bottle (1995)

The unusual bottle is a play on fashion designer Gaultier’s iconic look — as worn by Madonna on her 1990 concert tour.

Jean Paul Gaultier parfums (1995) at ClickAmericana com


Joop for women (1993)

Popular vintage perfumes from the '90s - Joop for women (1993) at ClickAmericana.com


Jovan Musk for men and women from Coty (1994)

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Jovan Musk for men and women from Coty (1994) at ClickAmericana.com


Jungle Gardenia fragrance (1995)

Jungle Gardenia fragrance (1995) at ClickAmericana com


L’Air du Temps from Nina Ricci (1992)

L'Air du Temps from Nina Ricci (1992) at ClickAmericana.com


L’Eau de Monteil parfum (1995)

L'Eau de Monteil parfum (1995) at ClickAmericana.com


L’Effleur fragrance collection (1993)

L'Effleur fragrance collection (1993) at ClickAmericana.com


Lady Stetson perfume (1993)

Vintage ad with actress Natasha Henstridge

Lady Stetson perfume - Vintage ad with actress Natasha Henstridge (1993) at ClickAmericana.com


Lauren for Her from Ralph Lauren (1993)

Lauren for Her from Ralph Lauren (1993) at ClickAmericana.com



Listen parfum from Herb Alpert (1991)

(Yes, that Herb Alpert — the famous jazz musician — had his own fragrance line for a while.) 

Listen parfum (1991) at ClickAmericana.com


Longing vintage perfume from Coty (1994)

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Popular vintage perfumes from the '90s - Longing from Coty (1994) at ClickAmericana.com


Mariel eau de parfum by H20 Plus (1993)

By actress/model Mariel Hemingway

Mariel eau de parfum by H20 Plus - from actress Mariel Hemingway (1993) at ClickAmericana.com


Musk by Alyssa Ashley (1995)

Musk by Alyssa Ashley (1995) at ClickAmericana com


Navy perfume from Cover Girl (1992)

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Navy perfume from Cover Girl (1992) at ClickAmericana.com


Nokomis fragrance (1995)

Nokomis fragrance (1995) at ClickAmericana com


Obsession from Calvin Klein eau de parfum (1997)

Obsession from Calvin Klein eau de parfum (1997)



Ocean Dream perfume from Giorgio Beverly Hills (1995)

Ocean Dream perfume from Giorgio Beverly Hills (1995) at ClickAmericana com


One by Calvin Klein – eau de toilette for men and women (1994)

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One by Calvin Klein eau de toilette for men and women (1994)


Opium eau de parfum from Yves Saint Laurent (1993)

Opium eau de parfum from Yves Saint Laurent (1993) at ClickAmericana.com


Organza from Givenchy (1998)

Popular vintage perfumes from the '90s - Organza from Givenchy (1998) at ClickAmericana.com


Oscar by Oscar de la Renta (1992)

Experience the power of femininity.

Oscar by Oscar de la Renta (1992) at ClickAmericana.com


Paris by Yves Saint Laurent (1991)

Paris je t’aime. I love you… with all of me.

Paris by Yves Saint Laurent (1991)


Passion from Elizabeth Taylor (1992)

A passionate moment… a passionate fragrance. The girl who had everything.

Passion from Elizabeth Taylor (1992) at ClickAmericana.com


Pleasures from Estee Lauder (1998)

A sheer flowering to delight all the senses. All the time.

Pleasures from Estee Lauder (1998) at ClickAmericana.com


Poison esprit de parfum by Christian Dior (1990)

Poison fragrance by Christian Dior (1990) at ClickAmericana.com


Presence perfume (1990)

Presence perfume (1990) at ClickAmericana.com


Realities vintage fragrance from Liz Claiborne (1993)

Realities vintage fragrance from Liz Claiborne (1993) at ClickAmericana.com


Red from Giorgio Beverly Hills (1991)

Red from Giorgio Beverly Hills (1991) at ClickAmericana.com


Rive Gauche perfume by Yves Saint Laurent (1990)

Rive Gauche perfume by Yves Saint Laurent (1990)



Safari women’s fragrance from Ralph Lauren (1993)

Safari women's fragrance from Ralph Lauren (1993) at ClickAmericana.com


Samsara parfum from Guerlain Paris (1992)

Samsara parfum from Guerlain Paris (1992) at ClickAmericana.com


Sand and Sable perfume from Coty  (1993)

Sand and Sable perfume (1993) at ClickAmericana.com


 Santa Fe colognes for men and women (1991)

Santa Fe colognes for men and women (1991) at ClickAmericana.com


Shalimar from Guerlain Paris (1991)

Popular vintage perfumes from the '90s - Shalimar from Guerlain Paris (1991) at ClickAmericana.com


So perfume by Oscar de la Renta (1998)

So perfume by Oscar de la Renta (1998) at ClickAmericana.com


Spellbound perfume from Estee Lauder (1991)

Spellbound perfume from Estee Lauder (1991) at ClickAmericana.com


Sunflowers vintage fragrance from Elizabeth Arden (1993)

Sunflowers vintage fragrance from Elizabeth Arden (1993) at ClickAmericana.com


Sunset Cafe fragrances (1995)

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Sunset Cafe fragrances (1995) at ClickAmericana com


Tabu perfume by Dana (1994)

Tabu perfume by Dana (1994) at ClickAmericana.com



Tiffany brand eau de toilette (1990)

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Vintage Tiffany eau de toilette (1990)


Tommy Girl fragrance from Tommy Hilfiger (1998)

Popular vintage perfumes from the '90s - Tommy Girl fragrance from Tommy Hilfiger (1998) at ClickAmericana.com


Tresor from Lancome (1993)

Tresor from Lancome (1993) at ClickAmericana.com


Tribe fragrance from Coty (1993)

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Tribe fragrance (1993) at ClickAmericana.com


Tribu from Benetton (1993)

Tribu from Benetton (1993) at ClickAmericana.com


Truly Lace perfume (1993)

Truly Lace perfume (1993) at ClickAmericana.com


Tuscany Per Donna from Estee Lauder (1994)

Tuscany Per Donna from Estee Lauder (1994)


Vanderbilt eau de toilette by Gloria Vanderbilt (1994)

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Vanderbilt eau de toilette by Gloria Vanderbilt (1994)


Vanilla Fields vintage fragrance (1993)

Vanilla Fields vintage fragrance (1993) at ClickAmericana.com


Vanilla Musk by Coty (1994)

Vanilla Musk by Coty (1994) at ClickAmericana.com


Venezia eau de toilette by Laura Biagotti (1993)

Venezia eau de toilette by Laura Biagotti (1993) at ClickAmericana.com


Vivid by Liz Claiborne (1995)

Vivid by Liz Claiborne (1995) at ClickAmericana com


Volupte by Oscar de la Renta (1992)

Volupte by Oscar de la Renta (1992) at ClickAmericana.com


White Diamonds from Elizabeth Taylor (1991)

White Diamonds from Elizabeth Taylor (1991) at ClickAmericana.com


White Linen Perfume by Estee Lauder (1992)

White Linen perfume by Estee Lauder (1992)


White Musk by Jovan (1998)

White Musk by Jovan (1998) at ClickAmericana.com


Wind Song perfume from Prince Matchabelli (1990)

Your Wind Song stays on his mind…

Contest from 1990: “Write from the heart, and tell me why the one you love stays on your mind. I’ll read the four most romantic love letters on my American Top 40 radio program in February.

“These four winners will also win trips for two to the Wind Song Villa in Jamaica. Look for official entry blanks at Wind Song displays that feature specially priced purse-size spray colognes.

“Now you can enjoy Wind Song any time, any place…” – SHADOE STEVENS

Wind Song perfume from Prince Matchabelli (1990)


Wings perfume from Giorgio Beverly Hills (1993)

Vintage 90s Wings perfume from Giorgio Beverly Hills (1993)

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