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Author Topic: What scents did you wear as a teenager?  (Read 8222 times)

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What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« on: July 25, 2012, 10:31:53 AM »


My favorite was Chantilly. I remember so many of my friends wore musk oil, but I didn't like it.
Oh, and I also wore Cinnabar! That was a much more dense fragrance.
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2012, 10:41:08 AM »
Chantilly was my teenage (high school) scent as well.  I remember the pink lacy box it came in very well.  My BF at the time said that whenever he smelled it he was reminded of spending money...movies, dinners out, etc.  Really romantic, huh?

I'm sure it would be way too sweet for me now!  Of course, Houbigant no longer makes it, but Dana picked it up sometime in the 1990's.  Somehow I don't think it would be the same.
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2012, 11:06:09 AM »
L'Air Du Temps by Nina Ricci was my high school favorite. Somehow, much as I liked the name and packaging, Chantilly just wasn't right for me.
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2012, 11:17:08 AM »
 :lol: Much like today, it's hit and miss with me. When I remember to put on some smell good water, I do but most of the time, I forget.  In the last two weeks, I think I put on my favorite scent, maybe...three times? Hopeless... :grin:

So, when I was in my teens...  :puzzled:  it may be something from Avon and I'm sure it's flowery... :springbutterfly:
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2012, 01:31:03 PM »
I was still in my teens the first two years of college.  I remember wearing Je Reviens, Cachet, Aviance Night Musk, Tabu, and Charlie during that time.  Obviously, I was all over the place!

I'm sure that my first bottle of Chantilly was a gift not chosen by me. 
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2012, 02:07:05 PM »
I wore Oh! de London and Eau de Love. And I remember receiving a Desert Flower gift set for Christmas once.
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2012, 02:36:02 PM »
My neighbor and I were just talking about this yesterday!  I wore Charlie, Love's Baby Soft, and then the musk oils (usually musk, but sometimes fruity stuff like strawberry - yuck!)  from the "head" shop where they sold incense and "stuff". :lol:
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2012, 03:15:03 PM »
Oh, how could I forget my first love affair with scent?! I fell in love with Helena Rubenstein's Heaven Sent before anything else. I finally received the powder for Christmas one year.
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2012, 03:37:42 PM »
As a teenager? Ma Griffe, and later on, L'Air du Temps... I am afraid I am not keen on them now.

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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2012, 05:22:47 PM »
Oh, L'Aimant (Coty) and Hypotique (Max Factor)! I don't think the latter is available anymore. L'Aimant is sold by Vermont Country Store now--maybe some other outlets, as well.

I remember both so well, loved them then, and think I'd wear them now.

And, Revlon's Aquamarine--in the balm-like/liquid gel type formula. I'd pass on that one now.

Lots of memories associated with those fragrances.  :grin: :evil:
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2012, 05:51:41 PM »
The trouble with trying to revisit old scents is that they have often been reformulated.  I would love to have Je Reviens again but I am skeered. :eek:
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2012, 01:56:25 AM »
I was still in my teens the first two years of college.  I remember wearing Je Reviens, Cachet, Aviance Night Musk, Tabu, and Charlie during that time.  Obviously, I was all over the place!

I'm sure that my first bottle of Chantilly was a gift not chosen by me.
Oh I loved Je Reviens! I can't stand it now, don't know why...

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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2012, 06:02:44 AM »
4711 Eau de Cologne - still do!

Prince Matchabelli Sun Shower. It's on eBay for zillions of dollars now. Humph.

Various Avon cream perfumes, the names of which now escape me.

Patchouli oil - yeah, baby!

These are the ones that immediately come to mind.
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2012, 08:57:27 AM »
I was big time into Avon's Timeless.  I had the spray and body powder.
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2012, 03:56:16 PM »
A light buld just came on...extremely rare.. I remember the scent from Avon. It's Sweet Honesty.  I wonder if it still smells the same?  I think I had the spray and powder, too.  :springbutterfly:
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2012, 11:19:47 PM »
I remember Sweet Honesty -- it smelled exactly like baby powder. Very sweet and innocent.  I used to love Avon's Soft Musk talcum powder for summer.
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2012, 10:32:28 PM »
Oscar de la Renta, and Lauren.  What a fun thread!
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2012, 10:30:43 PM »
I adore perfume to this day! In high school I wore Heaven Scent and Coty's Flambeau, Woodhue, and Tigress (I generally received fragrance as gifts and sometimes got lucky!)  I would still love to get my hands on some original Heaven Scent!
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2012, 01:36:51 PM »
Calandre by Paco Rabanne.

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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2012, 11:01:58 AM »
Calandre by Paco Rabanne.
Hmmmm..I remember that scent. Very nice.
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2012, 02:14:44 PM »
Calandre by Paco Rabanne.
I don't think this one was around when I was a teenager, but I probably wouldn't have been sophisticated enough to own it anyway!
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2012, 03:05:16 PM »
I remember some kind of light musky oil ... was it Bonnie Bell? Came in a flat round bottle with a green round top I think.  *Need to Goggle it *Sounds strange for a teenager but that's how I was. I did  not like super sweet scents. There was plenty of interesting perfumes in everyday shampoos so maybe I felt no need. I wasnt really into perfume until my 20s then it leveled off as I got older
I think someone gave me aTabu perfume gift set Phew! Not a fan. I remember my mom having a small bottle of L'Air du Temps.

I remember a perfume by Palmo Picasso (?) my first real grown up perfume --I must have been 20---then moved on to Estee Lauder.

Now everyone seems allergic to scent, and wearing anything at work is a no-no, so I do not bother much except to occasionally spray around my bedroom every now and then or lightly spritz on lingerie.
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2012, 05:58:48 PM »
I think this may have been it. The cap is familiar the bottle was different, unless I am confusing it with another brand:


http://perfumefountain.wordpress.com/category/musk-oils-of-the-1970s/
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2012, 10:19:53 PM »
I'm wearing Jovan right now, Swest! It's not the same as the original and doesn't have any staying power like the original. But it's reminiscent enough that I enjoy it as a light fragrance in the summer.
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2012, 05:04:34 PM »
wow my friend & I were just talking about this the other day.  I loved sweet honesty, loves baby soft, jontue, jovan musk, gloria vanderbilt, halston & white shoulders.......havent smelled any of these in ages.
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2012, 09:31:38 AM »
In my early teens I wore really, really cheap ones that came in tiny bottles - Muguet (Lily of the Valley?), Tosca (musk?), something by Yves Rocher...in my late teens when I worked alongside school, I moved right onto Guerlain!
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #26 on: September 05, 2012, 12:57:48 PM »
anne - I think you wore some nice scents for a young girl.  I still have one from Yves Rocher - Voile d'Ambre - that I will be wearing again as soon as the weather cools down a bit!

Of course, you made a huge jump when you hit the Guerlain counter. :wink:
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What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2012, 11:17:37 PM »
Imprevu and Wind Song

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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2012, 08:39:03 PM »
I wore Coty Muguet de Bois, Cacharel Anais Anais, 4711 and the long discontinued Avon Come Summer.  Years later I bought the rereleased Come Summer but it just didn't have the same staying power I remembered  :(
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2012, 10:45:08 PM »
I know what you mean, Thanna.  I am always sorry when I try to revisit an old fragrance and discover it has been reformulated.  They're never quite as good, are they? :(
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What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #30 on: June 02, 2013, 10:59:42 PM »
When I was growing-up, my father was the manager of a Thrifty drug store. Every day he would come home with something that the various salesmen had given him... Barbie dolls (don't I wish I still had those originals?)... Beatles albums, (don't I wish I still had those too? sheesh!).  :frustrated:

However, for my mother, he brought home every fragrance, (and makeup, skincare, shampoo, and conditioner), known to man that was selling in the store. So, I grew-up with, was exposed to, and used, (in no particular order):

Interlude, My Sin, Jungle Gardenia, Chantilly, Ciara (my favourite from 16-on), Tabu, Yardley English Lavender, Jontue, Wind Song, Arpege, Ambush (my favourite from 14-16), Evening in Paris, Jean Nate... and a whole host of other scents whose names I can't, for the life of me, remember.

My mother's favourite perfume was Shalimar tho, and considered all these others as 'lesser beings',  :lol:, so I inherited them to play with by default. I gave most of them away to my friends.
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2013, 08:53:45 PM »
Mine was Love's Fresh Lemon. And today I love anything that smells lemony.

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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2013, 12:14:23 AM »
I wanted to wear Love's Baby Soft but being a teen whose parents didn't believe in "allowance" I had no money of my own to purchase it.  For Christmas one year I wanted a very very very grown up fragrance so I asked for Tatiana.  I don't recall how much it cost but my folks acted as if I had asked for a Lamborghini though they did buy it for me.  Turned out I was pretty allergic to it because I sneezed and sneezed and sneezed whenever I wore it.  Even as an adult I've been unable to wear it.

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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #33 on: June 14, 2013, 11:18:23 PM »
I remember all of those from my teen years. Lucky you! I remember Thrifty Drug and a place called Grants-see Wiki- a half block away (At the time I bought my first 45 records there) till it went out of business. I only remember Thrifty for their ice cream (fond childhood memory) In certain supermarkets and drugstores I still see the Yardley English Lavender soap.

There were a lot of small dept discounts stores by my house and some kind of pharmacy business in a strip mall  at the time and that was my first introduction to make up. Max Factor blush and eyeshadows.

When I was growing-up, my father was the manager of a Thrifty drug store. Every day he would come home with something that the various salesmen had given him... Barbie dolls (don't I wish I still had those originals?)... Beatles albums, (don't I wish I still had those too? sheesh!).  :frustrated:

However, for my mother, he brought home every fragrance, (and makeup, skincare, shampoo, and conditioner), known to man that was selling in the store. So, I grew-up with, was exposed to, and used, (in no particular order):

Interlude, My Sin, Jungle Gardenia, Chantilly, Ciara (my favourite from 16-on), Tabu, Yardley English Lavender, Jontue, Wind Song, Arpege, Ambush (my favourite from 14-16), Evening in Paris, Jean Nate... and a whole host of other scents whose names I can't, for the life of me, remember.

My mother's favourite perfume was Shalimar tho, and considered all these others as 'lesser beings',  :lol:, so I inherited them to play with by default. I gave most of them away to my friends.

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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #34 on: June 17, 2013, 09:50:11 AM »
Hi everybody! Hello! :D

Im new around here!

My favourite perfume when i was a teenager was Acqua di Gio! The sweet smell of jazmin...the tangerine!!!

I can´t find it in my town now, its a reaaaaly small town!

Can anybody recommend me a good online store? I never buy anything online, could you give me a hand?

Thanks!!!

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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #35 on: June 17, 2013, 12:35:53 PM »
Hello, and welcome!  I know several online sources for Acqua di Gio.  Do you need international shipping? 

Try http://www.fragrancenet.com/, http://www.sephora.com/, http://www.beautyencounter.com/, or http://www.fragrancex.com/ for starters.  Armani does not ship worldwide, nor does Ulta.  I have seen scents on Amazon, but you have to check out the seller -- some are legitimate but some are not.

Hope this helps a bit!
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« Reply #36 on: June 17, 2013, 07:02:46 PM »
Thank you so much! I'll check those sites now!!!
I'm from spain so i don't know if they will deliver to my country, i suppose i got to try!!
Thanks again!!

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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #37 on: June 17, 2013, 07:36:30 PM »
 :welcomepicture: Saragozausedto to TTB!  I hope you find your favorite perfume!!
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #38 on: June 17, 2013, 10:26:45 PM »
If you are looking for that particular scent I think the Walgreens site has it.

http://www.walgreens.com/q/acqua-di-gio

Macys as well.


Oh you are from Spain! :-[ Does Sephora ship there I think they have it as well.


Hi everybody! Hello! :D

Im new around here!

My favourite perfume when i was a teenager was Acqua di Gio! The sweet smell of jazmin...the tangerine!!!

I can´t find it in my town now, its a reaaaaly small town!

Can anybody recommend me a good online store? I never buy anything online, could you give me a hand?

Thanks!!!
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #39 on: June 18, 2013, 10:37:27 AM »
Welcome to TTB.  I hope you can find your scent.
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #40 on: June 18, 2013, 12:38:10 PM »
For Christmas one year I wanted a very very very grown up fragrance so I asked for Tatiana.

I remember that fragrance!! I wore either Jovan Musk, Jovan White Musk, or Avon Vanilla Soft Musk which has been discontinued for over 20 years. I bought a whole bunch of bottles and still have one or two left in the basement. I recently wrote to Avon and they recommended using Odyssey since it was supposed to be in the same family. Boy were they WAY off the mark!! I returned it and tried Free O2 Toilette spray. I liked it so much that I bought a couple of bottles in case they discontinue it. I am going to try the Fiji Paradise spray, It smells like coconut. Perfect for summer!!
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #41 on: June 29, 2013, 09:38:54 PM »
I wore Giorgio.  Loved it.  Had the body lotion, too.  Gawd, that sounds so cheesy now.  But it made me feel very womanly at the time. 
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #42 on: June 30, 2013, 09:02:28 AM »
But it made me feel very womanly at the time.

This comment brought up a follow-up question in my mind:  What was your motivation for wearing scents as a teenager?

For me, one of my favorites, Heaven Sent, simply smelled wonderful and clean to me. Another, Tigress, made me feel, as FooDog put it, womanly (such a good description!). L'Aire du Temps was "pretty" and I always strove to be pretty.
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #43 on: July 04, 2013, 04:56:06 PM »
"For Christmas one year I wanted a very very very grown up fragrance so I asked for Tatiana."

I had that perfume for while when I was in my late 20s, early 30s - I loved it!

As a teen I wore something with a lily of the valley fragrance. It might have even been called that.

Now, as I get older, I find I can't wear perfume save for special occasions, as I tend to like to go scent-free with all my products. A lot of perfumes now are far too strong and aggressive. Some are almost like bug spray LOL!

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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #44 on: July 04, 2013, 11:04:32 PM »
But it made me feel very womanly at the time.

This comment brought up a follow-up question in my mind:  What was your motivation for wearing scents as a teenager?

For me, one of my favorites, Heaven Sent, simply smelled wonderful and clean to me. Another, Tigress, made me feel, as FooDog put it, womanly (such a good description!). L'Aire du Temps was "pretty" and I always strove to be pretty.

Yes, feeling womanly was definitely a big factor for me.  Expression of budding sexuality and all that. 
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #45 on: July 04, 2013, 11:39:10 PM »
Besides first meeting Joy by Jean Patou (my all-time numero uno favorite) because my cousin had it, I had Bluegrass by Elizabeth Arden (because "all our mothers" used it so it was alright for the daughters); Muguet de Bois was another "appropriate" fragrance for the daughters.  But as a teen, both I and my mother had this absolute THING about Coty's Elan and went through gallons of it until they quit making it.

Asking this question made me hunt through tons of internet info, trying to think of it (Elan).  Now that I've refound it, I just may have to hunt down some bottles for me and to surprise my mother.
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #46 on: October 27, 2013, 12:18:24 AM »
I wore Chantilly (and still do sometimes!) Heaven Sent, Tabu, Yardley Old English Lavender, Jean Nate' and I sneaked spritzes of my mother's Chanel No. 5
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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« Reply #47 on: December 27, 2013, 08:19:27 AM »
I would go from one extreme to another in fragrances. (Actually, not a bad description of my adolescence.) I wore innocent and fresh scents like Love's Baby Soft, Devon Violets, English Lavendar or I would wear Joy or Shalimar or Youth Dew: strong spicy scents.