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Old 07-10-2006, 16:37
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I was thinking of the perfumes I remember from being a little girl and the perfumes my mother and sister used to wear, also perfumes my gran and aunts used to wear. I have fond recollections of some perfumes and bubble bath type things.

I recall a perfume cosmetic line called Aqua Manda (?) in the 70's, it came in a dark brown bottle and I always love the lid which was a flat disc embossed with flowers and fruit.

I also remember a perfume with a name associated with the sea and/or winds or breeze - something along those lines, it came in a glass bottle with a tourquoisy blue lid, I think there was a picture of a horse on it or similar and I think it was made by Avon. It was a little girl scent, very fresh and sea shore kind of smell, I loved getting it for christmas, also used to get perfume that smelled of parma violets (Devon Violets) ooh it was yummy! I remember something called Moonwind as well.

I remember knicking in to my sister's room, (she's 8 years older than me) and looking at all her Mary Quant and Biba make up, she had this gorgeous Mary Quant perfume oil in a little brown bottle with yellow flowers printed on it, I adored the smell of it as it reminded me of floral gums - oh I'd love to get my hands on a bottle of that again.

Of course the 70's was the height of male scents like Brut, Old Spice, Tabac! and who could forget the busty woman getting all het up about the smell of Hi Karate? I used to buy my dad Old Spice at christmas (poor guy) - not forgetting the soap on a rope, I was always chuffed when I found something special like soap on a rope LOL!

Anyone remember that unisex musk perfume? Wasn't it by 'jovan' or someone like, it came in a glass cylindrical bottle with a dabber.

My bf has just reminded me of 'Tramp' I remember wearing that! Along with my hair stuck to my roll on lip gloss coated lips

My first ever grown up perfume was Missoni, bought for me by my first proper bf. I felt so grown up and sophisticated wearing it, proper, posh, designer perfume!

Anyone have fond recollections of perfumes and buying your poor Dad gift sets of Hi Karate?

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Old 07-10-2006, 16:44
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Old 07-10-2006, 16:48
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Old 07-10-2006, 16:52
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I remember when it was just 'Charlie'... had some of that too
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Old 07-10-2006, 16:55
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I remember the Yardley Perfumes being about:
English Lavender
Lily of the Valley
April Violets
Sandalwood.

Then there were all the Avon perfumes. Some of them could knock you out.
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Old 07-10-2006, 17:00
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Old 07-10-2006, 17:01
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I loved Aqua Manda ( oranges) and Aqua Citra ( lemons)

My personal favourite was Coty wild musk oil. You can still get it online, but its not the same
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Old 07-10-2006, 17:03
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Old 07-10-2006, 17:03
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Not perfumes, however, can you remember High Karate, Brut and Old spice?
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Old 07-10-2006, 17:28
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Originally Posted by kizzie
I loved Aqua Manda ( oranges) and Aqua Citra ( lemons)

My personal favourite was Coty wild musk oil. You can still get it online, but its not the same

Yes, oranges! A bit choclatey as well I recall... by Goya! Loved it when I was little.


aliasjones I remember the Yardley Perfumes being about:

English Lavender
Lily of the Valley
April Violets
Sandalwood.
You can still get those, my local pharmacy sells the complete range. They also sell 4711, anyone recall that one?
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Old 07-10-2006, 17:44
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Originally Posted by elke21
Not perfumes, however, can you remember High Karate, Brut and Old spice?
Hai Karate had a very sweet smell immediately recognisable when anyone wearing it, walked by. I don't think it's around anymore, but if it were, it would probably be thought of as common and chavvy.

I remember the ad for Brut with Henry Cooper "splashing it on all over"

Old Spice has been around for as lkong as I can ever remember.

Anyone remember the perfume "4711" ?

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Old 07-10-2006, 17:47
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4711 is that the stuff from Cologne?
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Old 07-10-2006, 17:49
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Originally Posted by blueblade

I remember the ad for Brut with Henry Cooper "splashing it on all over"

.........was that the homo-erotic one with Our 'Enery sharing the shower with Kevin Keegan..................
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Old 07-10-2006, 17:50
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Andron For Men -by Jovan (very sexy stuff).
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Old 07-10-2006, 17:53
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Old Spice used to have the Carmen Burana Surfing ads.........strange I can remember the ads, but not how things smelled............
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Old 07-10-2006, 18:43
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Originally Posted by P.Nut

I also remember a perfume with a name associated with the sea and/or winds or breeze - something along those lines, it came in a glass bottle with a tourquoisy blue lid, I think there was a picture of a horse on it or similar and I think it was made by Avon.
It wasn't Sea Jade by Yardley was it? It had a sea horse on it.
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Old 07-10-2006, 18:54
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The 80s was the era of heavy, overpowering smells that stayed in the room 2 days after the wearer had left.

Opium and Poison are the most memorable for me.
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Old 07-10-2006, 18:58
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Originally Posted by allinuse
It wasn't Sea Jade by Yardley was it? It had a sea horse on it.
Yes, I think it was, sounds very familiar.
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Old 07-10-2006, 19:03
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Originally Posted by newwoman
The 80s was the era of heavy, overpowering smells that stayed in the room 2 days after the wearer had left.

Opium and Poison are the most memorable for me.

Yes I remember. You'd walk into a pub or a club and your eyes would water as you were hit with the combination of Poison, Giorgio, Farenheit and if you were into a bit of acid house, all the girls smelled of body shop dewberry and the boys smelled of tiger balm.

Farenheit would occasionally trigger migraines, there were a few times i'd finish up throwing up or retiring to bed with a bilious headache 'cause of Farenheit
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Old 07-10-2006, 20:17
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[/quote]You can still get those, my local pharmacy sells the complete range. They also sell 4711, anyone recall that one?[/quote]

Sure do.
My mother thought it "suitable" for little girls.
I bought it for my girls.
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Old 07-10-2006, 20:21
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Originally Posted by newwoman
The 80s was the era of heavy, overpowering smells that stayed in the room 2 days after the wearer had left.

Opium and Poison are the most memorable for me.
Had both, but agree they were overpowering however sparingly you put them on.
I feel like that about most perfumes. Love them for the first few hours then they get too cloying.
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Old 07-10-2006, 20:21
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You can still get those, my local pharmacy sells the complete range. They also sell 4711, anyone recall that one?[/quote]

Sure do.
My mother thought it "suitable" for little girls.
I bought it for my girls.[/quote]


mmmmmmm bergamont!
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Old 07-10-2006, 20:24
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Old Spice is a very 'dad' smelling aftershave I remember.

The first one I started wearing was Eternity (CK) in the mid nineties, then Issey Mayake for ages before it got mainstream.

I wear Ultraviolet now...the ladies love it
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Old 07-10-2006, 20:24
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I think it was more 90s but can anyone remember Tribe perfume? God it was so heady that it made me feel quite sick. Still, I couldn't be the only girl in the school who didn't wear it!
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Old 07-10-2006, 20:27
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Originally Posted by P.Nut
Yes I remember. You'd walk into a pub or a club and your eyes would water as you were hit with the combination of Poison, Giorgio, Farenheit and if you were into a bit of acid house, all the girls smelled of body shop dewberry and the boys smelled of tiger balm.

Farenheit would occasionally trigger migraines, there were a few times i'd finish up throwing up or retiring to bed with a bilious headache 'cause of Farenheit
Never quite had that reaction but certainly felt sick.
The ladies toilets in a club was the worst followed by Boots Saturday afternoon with all that spray wafting in the air.
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