Teenage fragrances we love

As teens, finding a signature scent was so easy – we just wore what everyone else did! But there are certainly some smells that we now gloss over because they remind us of dorms, locker rooms, Saturday night discos and bedroom karaoke…

But we thought we’d give teen perfume a little bit of revivalist airtime and we’re drawing little hearts around the following:

  • Obsession by Calvin Klein – launched in 1985 this Amber scent would have withstood a nuclear war it was so longlasting…
  • Revlon Charlie – heady with hyacinth, this one was cheap as chips and masked many a ’70s fag break.    
  • Dior Poison – this bad gal balsamic in the elegant bottle that wouldn’t have looked out of place on the dressing table of the evil Queen in Snow White…    
  • Anais Anais by Cacherel – this super girlie lily and jasmine scent was Cacherel’s first foray into perfume and named after thegoddess of love…                     
  • White Musk by The Body Shop: a soft, cuddly, innocent smell that was applied with a plastic stick inside the lid. The big sister to the slightly scarier Dewberry.