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Author Topic: What scents did you wear as a teenager?  (Read 8774 times)

Faire

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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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sashamy

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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.

JennyDriscoll

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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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saragozausedto

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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!!!

makinalist

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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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saragozausedto

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Re: What scents did you wear as a teenager?
« 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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Swest

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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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