Help Identifying an 80s cologne

    Help Identifying an 80s cologne

    post #1 of 4
    Thread Starter 

    Hi, there, fellow fragrance lovers.

     

    I wonder if any of you would recognize a cologne that I wore during the late 80s? I loved it so much that I wanted to ingest it, and I'd gotten more compliments from it than any other scent I've ever worn, before or since.

     

    I don't yet have the "nose" to describe the scent, but I remember the box in which it was packaged quite clearly. The box had vertical purple and blue pinstripes, and the name of the cologne related somehow  with the topic of money--"Millionaire", or something like that, (It is not "One Million", which wasn't introduced until 2002 and is packaged completely differently).

     

    I remember that the scent cost somewhere between $20 and $40 in 1980s $$, and I bought it at the erstwhile retailer Mervyn's.

     

    Does anybody recognize it?

    post #2 of 4

    Millionaire by Mennen?  It came out in 1979 but it had a gold colored box and the bottle was in the shape of a squared off triangle - unless it also had a different box for a while

    post #3 of 4
    Thread Starter 

    That was too easy. :)

     

    That being said, it's possible, although the box looks nothing like the one I remember.

    However, as you have said, perhaps they changed the box after a time.

     

    I can now see why a simple Websearch did not uncover the fragrance. Even here at Basenotes, Millionaire has an empty entry. Apparently, everybody except for me has forgotten the scent--assuming that this is the right scent in the first place. (I think it might be.)

     

    I've found a purveyor on Ebay who has over 10 bottles left. If I decide to buy a bottle, I'll fill out Basenotes' entry on it. I'll let you know if it's the same scent I remember.

     

    Thank you for your help.

    post #4 of 4
    Thread Starter 

    I bought a bottle!

     

    It was, indeed, the same fragrance. The first day I wore it, a woman in an elevator asked me,"What are you wearing? It smells really good."

     

    Thank you for helping. Even though the answer to my dilemma was right under my nose, I didn't see it.

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    9/3/13 at 3:03am

    Jeremyxt said:



    Hi, there, fellow fragrance lovers.

     

    I wonder if any of you would recognize a cologne that I wore during the late 80s? I loved it so much that I wanted to ingest it, and I'd gotten more compliments from it than any other scent I've ever worn, before or since.

     

    I don't yet have the "nose" to describe the scent, but I remember the box in which it was packaged quite clearly. The box had vertical purple and blue pinstripes, and the name of the cologne related somehow  with the topic of money--"Millionaire", or something like that, (It is not "One Million", which wasn't introduced until 2002 and is packaged completely differently).

     

    I remember that the scent cost somewhere between $20 and $40 in 1980s $$, and I bought it at the erstwhile retailer Mervyn's.

     

    Does anybody recognize it?

    9/3/13 at 5:14am

    Katana said:



    Millionaire by Mennen?  It came out in 1979 but it had a gold colored box and the bottle was in the shape of a squared off triangle - unless it also had a different box for a while

    9/3/13 at 1:35pm

    Jeremyxt said:



    That was too easy. :)

     

    That being said, it's possible, although the box looks nothing like the one I remember.

    However, as you have said, perhaps they changed the box after a time.

     

    I can now see why a simple Websearch did not uncover the fragrance. Even here at Basenotes, Millionaire has an empty entry. Apparently, everybody except for me has forgotten the scent--assuming that this is the right scent in the first place. (I think it might be.)

     

    I've found a purveyor on Ebay who has over 10 bottles left. If I decide to buy a bottle, I'll fill out Basenotes' entry on it. I'll let you know if it's the same scent I remember.

     

    Thank you for your help.

    9/15/13 at 9:56pm

    Jeremyxt said:



    I bought a bottle!

     

    It was, indeed, the same fragrance. The first day I wore it, a woman in an elevator asked me,"What are you wearing? It smells really good."

     

    Thank you for helping. Even though the answer to my dilemma was right under my nose, I didn't see it.