Power scents smell as wrong today as the large shoulder pads that were worn along with them look today. I believe in evolution and I think our sense of smell has evolved since then. I also think that the fragrances introduced were targeting the new moneyed yuppies that were sprouting up like mushrooms at the time. Since it was probably the first time these people were spending more than $20 on a fragrance the producers had to make sure they smelled richer than Brut and Charlie. The hair, shoulder pads, cars, houses and pay checks were big, so were the fragrances. It almost happened again in the 2000s. Think Insolence and all those other Maurice Roucel monsters! Nothing like a recession to make us come to our sense.