On the run to nursery to the other day I caught a waft something that took me back a thousand years. Well, more like the late 80's and early 90's but you know what I mean. The smell was Fidji by Guy Laroche.
I got this perfume in a miniature set, most likely for Christmas. The set also contained Paloma Picasso which I used to wear a lot, though I cannot recall now the exact scent smells I know it was a heavy perfume. Another favourite from the set was Trésor by Lancôme. I adore this perfume still but only after a bit of wear. I find the initial smell a little too strong.
The set also contained Lou Lou by Cacherel. If you are of a similar age to me you probably remember this perfume very well. To me this goes hand in hand with Coty's Exclamation to evoke memories of teenage girls dowsing themselves in the changing rooms post PE!
I managed to find this little set on quirkyfind.com. I was very relieved to see they didn't actually refer to this one as vintage! I even spotted an Anais Anais gift set that I bought for my Mum many moons ago.
I went through a variety of perfume phases in my teens and early 20's. Some of the more memorable ones were Shalimar by Givenchy, Tendre Poison by Dior, Ysatis and Amarige de Givenchy and Tuscany per Donna by Aramis. I even went through a phase of wearing 4711 Eau de Cologne (which I see Zuneta have recently added) and Eau Sauvage for Men. I have a miniature of the Sauvage somewhere, I no longer wear it but I still love the scent.
My tastes have changed quite a lot over the years and I no longer wear such strong perfumes but I still lean towards the unusual rather than the popular. I'm still on the hunt for the perfect fragrance but it's nice to pick new scent memories along the way.
Are there any perfumes that instantly take you back to a particular time? Do you look back with mirth at the fragrances you wore as a teen? I'd love to hear about your perfume history.