Our sense of smell is closely linked with our memories which explains why we get flooded with nostalgia every time we smell something associated with our past.
If you grew up in the 80s, you’ll recall that people did not settle for basic. Everything from their hair and clothes to the perfume they wore were far from subtle. Designers took advantage of this brazenness and created some strong scents that matched. They also didn’t hold back on the controversial names and bizarre campaigns.
People in the 80s embraced these scents and grew very fond of them. In fact, Andy Warhol was so in love with an Estee Lauder perfume he was buried with one.
Let’s take a scent-sational look back at some of the most memorable drugstore and designer perfumes from the 80s that adorned our vanities:
1. Love’s Baby Soft
2. Malibu Musk
5. Sunflowers by Elizabeth Arden