This Flashback Friday is brought to you by some really foul smelling shit.
When you were 12 or 13, or at least when I was, there was nothing worse than someone actually thinking you were a kid, even though you totally were. So you tried to make yourself seem older by wearing clothes your parents would never approve, wearing makeup and bathing in perfume. However, you probably ended up not looking adult, but rather like a 12-year-old caricature of adulthood: clothes a little over the top, makeup completely tarty and overdone, and drugstore perfumes so vile-smelling and strong they could be used by riot cops to knock down angry mobs.
Here are the fragrances of my youth and perhaps yours.
Love’s Baby Soft
Love’s Baby Soft was definitely the most demure drugstore fragrance and, to be honest, it doesn’t really reek. For the most part, it smells like baby powder. In my day, it was the popular “choice” for girls with strict parents who wouldn’t let them wear makeup and perfume. I suppose their parents thought, because it smelled like babies, that it connoted innocence and purity. These parents clearly never saw any ads for Love’s.
Debbie Gibson’s signature fragrance for Revlon smelled like rotting fruit and embalming fluid. And I fucking showered in that shit.
I don’t remember what it smelled like, but I’ll never forget the bottle. By the way, did you know that’s a once unknown Famke Janssen in the commercial?
What foul-smelling cheap perfume did you wear in your day?