Some of the most striking trends in fashion, technology and decoration are retro or vintage styles. It is no surprise that the love for those retro years, such as the 1960s, are back again.
Nostalgia, triggered by our sense of smell is a strong trigger for emotions and memories, that is why today we will talk about the most popular vintage perfumes of the 80’s and 90’s. Why not remember your favourite years?
Top women's perfumes of the 80’s and 90’s
One of the most popular markets for perfume is undoubtedly that of female fragrances, since women consider designer perfume as an essential item with any outfit. That's why we will start by looking at Women's perfume in the 80s and 90s.
Poison by Christian Dior
Known for it’s provocative and mysterious nature. Poison was at the top of the list with the most popular perfumes in the 80’s and 90’s. It stood out for it’s charismatic and mutable notes of spicy fruit, amber, musk and soft, seductive honey notes.
CK One by Calvin Klein
It is impossible to talk about the 90’s without mentioning this ever popular eau de toilette by top designer, Calvin Klein. With its bright citrus tones it instills free spirited and youthfulness. Another popular scent to love and remember by Klein was of course, Obsession.
Gio by Giorgio Armani
Love and remember this vintage perfume from the 90's? Giorgio gave his name to this scent as it became the essence of 'Armani Woman'. Tender, innocent and unpredictable with powdery notes this became a top seller for Giorgio in these retro years.
Paris by Yves Saint Laurent
YSL is one of the most important designer fashion brands in the world, that's why we are not surprised to find its famous perfume, Paris by Yves Saint Laurent, on this list. Feminine and romantic, like the city of love, the scent of this eau de toilette reminds us of flowers like roses and violets with it's floral top notes. A true retro classic!
Trésor de Lancôme
Penelope Cruz, Kate Winslet and Juliette Binoche were the face of this famous fragrance from the French luxury perfume and cosmetics house. Trésor by Lancôme struck a perfect balance between a sober and elegant fragrance with sensual notes that evoked the more feminine and daring side of women in the retro era.
The best known men’s fragrances of the 80’s and 90’s
Used for special occasions or as an after shave, men's fragrances also marked the era of the 80s and 90s, becoming an icon of manhood and beauty, as well as sensuality. We are sure that the following brands will bring back many memories you love.
Colonia by Acqua di Parma
Although this cologne emerged in the early 20th century, the complexity of the fragrance with sumptuous, elegant and exotic notes contributed to its continued popularity over the years. In addition, Acqua di Parma is a perfume backed by Carlo Magnani, a very important Italian baron during the last century.
Hugo by Hugo Boss
One of the brands that every man knows and should use. Known as the brand's masterpiece, Hugo by Hugo Boss marked the 90's, being considered a symbol of the attractive, and muscular man. Another great success from Hugo Boss in the retro years was Jovan.
Polo by Ralph Lauren
Created in the late 70’s but becoming a hit in the 80’s this cologne was made to be masculine. For mature men with it’s fresh top notes but smooth undertones of spice, cumin, clove and tobacco to mention a few, all packed in this iconic little green bottle.
Le Mâle by Jean Paul Gaultier
As the name implies, this new male perfume was an ode to the strong and masculine man. The creator of this fragrance is Jean Paul Gaultier, who combined scents from a man's routine like essences from barbershops, citrus and woods.
Eau d’Hermès by Hermès
Finally, we close this list with another timeless fragrance. It is Eau d'Hermès, a fragrance from the French house Hermés created in 1951 by Edmond Roudnitska. Its scent of traditional cologne, but with luxury and sophistication made it an icon of the vanguard and cosmopolitan man.