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To ask what your favourite perfume of yesteryear is/was?

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BowieFan Tue 11-Oct-16 21:15:32

Inspired by the other perfume thread, it got me thinking about what I used to wear as a teenager. I will forever miss Tramp, Moon Drops and anything by Yardley!

What are your favourite scents from years gone by?

FlyingElbows Tue 11-Oct-16 21:16:59

Wings, I was doused in the stuff.

MargeryFenworthy Tue 11-Oct-16 21:18:13

Used to love Spellbound!

dontpokethebear Tue 11-Oct-16 21:19:03

What was the name/make of the perfume in the shape of a champagne cork?

anniroc Tue 11-Oct-16 21:20:16

Rive Gauche. Was very touched when my bff bought it for my 40th!

Crinkle77 Tue 11-Oct-16 21:20:32

Mine was and still is Samsara by Guerlain.

BowieFan Tue 11-Oct-16 21:21:02

I loved 80s perfumes. It seemed like the aim for all of them was that they could still be smelled two days after you'd left the area.

pinkmagic1 Tue 11-Oct-16 21:21:14

Givenchy - Fluer de Interdit was the perfume of my teenage years. Sadly discontinued. I have a vintage bottle but it's sadly turned slightly and doesn't smell as good.

abbsismyhero Tue 11-Oct-16 21:21:20

I think mine was called style? They sold it in Superdrug it had a blue lid and was umm potent

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Tue 11-Oct-16 21:22:48


I still have some, I think.

BowieFan Tue 11-Oct-16 21:22:51


This one?

SquirrelPaws Tue 11-Oct-16 21:22:53

I had a bottle of Vivienne Westwood Libertine for my 21st. By the time I'd finished it, it had been discontinued. I've never found anything like it.

thisismeusernameything Tue 11-Oct-16 21:22:55

CK one, Aqua di gio, Ralph Lauren Romance all have lots of very happy memories

Eminybob Tue 11-Oct-16 21:24:15

I loved Charlie Red in my teens. I saw a huge bottle in TJ Hughes a few years back which I bought out of nostalgia but it's still sat there, full, as it just didn't do it for me any more.

BowieFan Tue 11-Oct-16 21:24:25

Which was the one that Dr Quinn Medicine Woman used to advertise? I remember my mum buying it and me always nicking it. It might have been made by Max Factor. I was only about 10 at the time!

Cherrypi Tue 11-Oct-16 21:26:20

Fcuk in the red bottle. I miss that.

Helpisathand13 Tue 11-Oct-16 21:26:32

In the 80's Anais Anais and I thought it was ultra chic and very sophisticated

BowieFan Tue 11-Oct-16 21:26:50


I remember giving my first boyfriend migraines when I wore Charlie Red! It was only when I started going out with DP a few years later and he got them too that I realised what the common factor was! Still wore it for years though.

AgadorSpartacus Tue 11-Oct-16 21:27:32

Oh Samsara. (Still wear it occasionally)

And D&G Red.

Loulou2kent Tue 11-Oct-16 21:28:31

Gucci Rush 2

myfriendnigel Tue 11-Oct-16 21:29:01

Sunflowers by Elizabeth Arden.was my first 'grown up' perfume when I was 14. I still like it.i might get some for dd for Christmas.

BreconBeBuggered Tue 11-Oct-16 21:30:16

I used to love my mum's Blue Grass. And L'Air du Temps. Can you still get those?

trappedinsuburbia Tue 11-Oct-16 21:30:36

Panache - my mum still tracks it down online for me and I have bottles stacked up from every birthday and christmas hmm

lovelybangers Tue 11-Oct-16 21:30:46

Odyssey by Avon.

Loved it
Very 80s!

ffon Tue 11-Oct-16 21:30:57

Blue Grass
A Puig one in a blue glass bottle. My mum had a sample. No idea what it was called.

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