10 olfactive memories from the 80s

If you grew up in the 80s, chances are you went a little overboard with fragrance. It was the era of brashness. Of big hair and box-like shoulder pads. Power perfumes adorned the majority of the population, they were heady, loud and stayed lingering in a room long after you had left it. With that in mind, here are a few olfactive memories that transport us back…

1. Drenching yourself in one of the following: YSL Opium, Charlie, Chanel Coco, Calvin Klein Obsession, Dior Poison, Estée Lauder Beautiful, Lancôme Magie Noire or Ralph Lauren Polo

2. And you smelled great

3. Walking down your high school corridor meant one thing and one thing only…walking through a cloud of powerful and sensationally potent perfumes

4. Although some people did go a little overboard

5. Every magazine you bought smelled like Calvin Klein Obsession

6. We all felt the power of Drakkar Noir


7. This advert brings back a lot of memories

8. As does this one

9. A spritz of Giorgio was the ultimate claim to status

10. It was go big or go home, and they sure made us feel like this

Written by Alice Jones

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