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    Default What We Wore as teenagers?

    Inspired by the Lentheric thread what did you wear as a teen?

    Pocket money scent was Prince Machiabelli Cachet and J'ai Ose. Both chypres I believe. Also Fidgi was my preference to spray at the counter.

    First real grown up scent from my first pay packet Jicky! No one I knew wore it but I loved it's mixed messages of soap (lavender) and sex (amber)

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    Fun topic!

    As a teen in the 1970s I wore Charlie, Coty Wild Musk, Bonne Bell Skin Musk, and Avon Sweet Honesty.

    Among the first scents I bought with my own paychecks were Private Collection, Cinnabar, and Ivoire.
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    Coty Wild Musk oil
    Cachet
    Aqua Manda(I now hate the smell of orange)
    Rochas Femme
    DONNA
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    As a teen in the 90s I wore a lot of perfumes. Memorable ones:
    Fahrenheit
    Bvlgari Black
    Some Cartiers
    A few Serge Lutens
    Many Micallefs
    Some Diptyques
    Sculpture
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    My first perfume purchase as a teenager was Charlie. I was an Avon Rep at 14 so I would wear Timeless, Moonwind and Occur!

    I remember borrowing my mum's L'Air du Temps around this time.

    Then, I was then bought Rive Gauche by my boyfriend's mum. She would pop one in my Christmas stocking each year, for years!
    This was the perfume that took me from my teens into my twenties. I sampled it, for old times sake, in store recently; it was quite a different perfume.

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    I remember wearing Tramp and Rebel as a young teen, also pinching my sister's Charlie and Cachet. Also loads of Avon stuff but the names escape me. I also wore Yardley Lace when a bit older (a gift from one of my school friends) and Le Jardin by Max Factor. First proper scents I wore, I guess when I was around 18-19, were Nina Ricci's Fleur de Fleurs and L'Air du Temps. After that Vanderbilt was a staple for a while.

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    I have a sneaky feeling that some of these 'pocket money' scents from the 70s would pass muster as something special today.

    Others I remember are Revlon Moon Drops, Dana Tabu (my word that had SILLAGE) and something by Max Factor that was loud but lovely. Must go look it up

    BRB....

    Pant pant back from my run round the www and I seem to have been thinking of Blasé which all the popular girls wore in profusion. My memory tells me I liked it but knew it wasn't for me. Same with Tabu.

    I certainly wasn't one of the sexy popular girls. Too busy with the horses and canines at that age
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    Jade East - There weren't that many choises back in the 60's.

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    Salvador Dali pour Homme (when I was 14, my first designer scent ever), Adidas Classic/Classic Blue, Adidas Dynamic/Dynamic Pulse, Oriflame New Spirit, Boss Bottled, Drakkar Noir, Hugo Dark Blue, Paco Energy

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    Pasha de Cartier for a couple of years (3 bottles).
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    Tommy Hilfiger True Star
    Paris Hilton for Men
    Curve Crush
    Aramani Diamonds
    Gucci by Gucci
    Rocawear IX 9
    Swiss Army Altitude
    Lacoste Essentials
    Usher VIP
    Ralph Lauren Romance Silver
    Perry Ellis 360 Red
    Chanel Platinum
    Versace the Dreamer
    Bleu de Chanel
    Benetton Sport

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    Default Re: What We Wore as teenagers?

    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    As a teen in the 90s I wore a lot of perfumes. Memorable ones:
    Fahrenheit
    Bvlgari Black
    Some Cartiers
    A few Serge Lutens
    Many Micallefs
    Some Diptyques
    Sculpture
    Hedonist, you are a young'un! And - you had a great selection of perfumes too...

    My mom had Nina Ricci L'air Du Temps which was awful on me, but I still wore it some of the time. Then, Charisma by Avon ( my best friend wore Sweet Honesty and yes we were Avon reps, just to get the "stuff", we never made a dime...) From there, Ultima II, Lauder Youth Dew in my early twenties. ( then I went to Cinnabar and Opium, quite the progression on the same theme.. until not long after when I really branched out )

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    I'm 19 now. Still considered a teenager right? I wear Mitsouko and no.19. When I was 12, it was a Body Shop perfume oil called tea rose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicieux Rose View Post
    I'm 19 now. Still considered a teenager right? I wear Mitsouko and no.19. When I was 12, it was a Body Shop perfume oil called tea rose.
    Good work VR I think my Jicky was bought at 17 certainly with my first full salary cheque.

    Welcome to Basenotes. You're wearing excellent frags now I can only imagine what you'll branch out into with the education in scents some of the erudite and knowledgable contributors to this forum make available. I envy you

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    Quote Originally Posted by IngaMi View Post
    Hedonist, you are a young'un! And - you had a great selection of perfumes too...
    Yes Ma'am - voice breaking - lol

    I was lucky my parents enjoy perfumes. The majority of niche was theirs.
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    Love's Lemon, Love's Jasmin and some other Love's scents (Earth Musk, or Woodsy Earth, something like that; Rain Scent)
    Coty Sweet Earth oils and compact solid fragrances
    Musk oil (we used to be able to get good ones)
    Charlie
    Old Spice for women that my mother got in a gift bag at a party.
    Givenchy Gentleman (bought that one for myself)
    Chaps (or was it Chaz? Another gift bag freebie)
    Chamade (gift)
    Miss Dior (my choice)
    No. 19 (my mother selected this for me)
    White Shoulders (gift)
    L'Air du Temps (gift)

    That's all I can think of atm.

    Adding: How on earth can I have forgotten Perfumers Workshop Tea Rose??? Talk about clearing a room, it was a real love/hate frag. I also remember falling in love with my mother's Diorella. She had a big splash bottle and I would "borrow" some. I forgot Jontue and Anais Anais, Ma Griffe (bought it for myself as a souvenir from dutyfree shop in the Caribbean), Fidji.

    Looking back, it seems like I had pretty sophisticated taste in fragrances but it was just that, as someone says below, the fragrance industry didn't really target the youth market except for Love's and some of those. Fine fragrances were not targeted to teens. Now that we have that sweet desserty (youth) genre of fragrances, I find I really enjoy some of them - even though I'm in my 50s.
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    Love's Baby Soft
    Babe
    Jontue
    Wild Musk
    Charlie
    Scoundrel
    Aviance Night Musk
    Avon Firefox
    Jovan Whisper of Musk
    Skin Musk
    Chanel No. 5
    Oscar de la Renta, my dad used to buy this for me every Christmas
    Lou Lou
    Cinnabar
    Eternity, I was in my early 20's when I bought this.

    I really liked musky frags at that time. I still do.

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    mostly stole from mom:

    l'Air du Temps
    Chanel 5
    Rive Gauche
    Lauren
    Charlie
    Tatiana
    White Shoulders
    Opium
    Halston

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    I remember wearing: Sweet Honesty, Heaven Sent, Jovan Musk, Bonnie Bell Musk, Love's Baby Soft, Replique.

    There was a little store popular with my friends that sold perfume oils called Body Bazaar. My two favorite body oils from there were Blue Grass (which smelled nothing like the E Arden version) and Lady Earth, which was a wonderful blend of strawberry and patchouli. I sure wish I had some of that today!
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    hehe great topic!
    The Lentheric oldies, Joie de Vivre, Finesse, Mystique and Style were my favourites that I could afford from my weekend job. There was also a $10 Poison dupe I loved. Xia Xiang, Unforgettable and Jontue by Revlon as I got older, then Cabotine. Once I sneaked some of my Mums Coty Wild Musk Oil- boy, that stuff used to have amazing punchiness to it. I recently acquired a bottle of it and it was nowhere near as strong as the old stuff.

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    I was a teenager in the 80's and used to go crazy for Krizia Uomo, Cacharel Pour Homme, Azarro Pour Homme and, later, Fendi Uomo. I also remember that I went through a sort of obsessive phase in which I was wearing only Drakkar Noir. I used to literally bath in it and my father was anything but happy about it. He once came to me and said: "Me and your mother are getting sick of your fragrance. If you get rid of that bottle I'll give you as much money as you want to buy a new cologne". I got Antaeus


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    I remember having one of those black velvet cats by Max Factor with a little vial of Hypnotique in high school but I think it was a gift- don't remember what it smelled like. Also had a bottle of Friendship Garden (from my Aunt, I think). Not much focus on spending for frivolities such as perfume in my family.
    My first perfume bought at 16 with the money I earned from my first job at Dunkin Donuts was the original Zen by Shiseido. I loved the scent AND the bottle. I think I got Love's Baby Soft around age 18- 19.
    The perfume fan really only came out after the morose teen years.
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    I loved perfume even as a little girl and frequently received it as gifts through the years, so I had a pretty good selection by the time I was a teenager, from Avon to drugstore to designer. Actually, if it's still in production, or even if it's not but I can still find it, I still wear a lot of the same stuff now.

    Here are some that come to mind -

    K de Krizia
    Infini
    Calvin Klein
    Rive Gauche
    Chamade
    Charles of the Ritz
    Ciara
    Occur
    Topaze
    Babe
    Halston
    Lauren
    Chloé
    Vent Vert
    Cie
    (y'all remember this one? Candice Bergen was the face of Cie.)
    Loulou
    Valentino
    Liz Claiborne
    Galanos
    Diva
    Emeraude
    Detchema
    Pavlova
    First
    Quartz
    Chanel No. 19


    And whatever my perfumista mom had on her vanity ...Chanel No5, No22 and Bois des Iles, Azuree, Arpege, L'Air du Temps, Blue Grass, Je Reviens, Le Dix, Miss Dior, Bal a Versailles, L'Heure Bleue, Private Collection, Youth Dew, etc, etc.

    I really wasn't overly rigid in my perfume tastes - I liked to at least try everything I came across. It's odd now to think of a fifteen yr. old in something like Diva, but it never crossed my mind that it might be too mature. This wasn't unusual either - in the pre-Britney/Mariah/Pink Sugar '80s, lots of teens were wearing Opium and Giorgio right along with their mothers and grandmothers.
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    I was a teen during the 80's and wore mainly Antaeus and Santos (although I went through the odd bottle of Kouros too). I also wore Drakkar Noir, Habit Rouge, Obsession, Salvador Dali, Givenchy Gentleman, Eau Savage Extreme and others I can't remember right now. People used a lot of fragrance back then.

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    Oh yeah - Obsession. Good one, tott! I had that deep golden glittery gel - remember that? Everything started getting really sparkly in the 80s, lol!
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    I wore damn little. A few dates wearing Aqua Velva and maybe a few times Old Spice. Mostly I smelled of Mennon Underarm stuff and Dial Soap if I recall. Nice, eh?
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    Jovan Musk Oil for Men and Halston Z-14!!!
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    Mum selflessly gave me her bottle of Nina Ricci Deci Dela when I was 14, its her favourite and its one of mine. She also gave me lots of minis around the same time (i still have them all which is great as they are the vintage formulations): opium, champagne (now yvresse), Paris, rive guache, givenchy organza, diva. When i was 18 YSL baby doll was my signature scent for a couple of years. I was around 21/22 when perfume mania set in. I now have enough perfume to last me till the end of my days I'm pretty sure. I doubt that will stop me from buying more however...

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    You are all so fancy!

    I wore the typical fruity, juice-like fragrances; Ralph and Tommy Girl. Gifts from my parents, as I had no taste in perfume at that age.

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    The first perfume I bought myself with my pocket money was Aqua Manda - how I wish
    I could sniff a bottle of that now!
    I then bought Mary Quant's Havoc, Anais Anais and Diorissimo.
    My 21st birthday brought me Mitsouko and Jicky and I never looked back.
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