大乐透近100期走势图表:Nostalgic '90s Scents

Every '90s fragrance we could remember: The provocatively androgynous, the cloyingly fruity and every high and low note in-between.

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Tweens and teens of the '90s reminisce on the scents they grew-up with: The provocatively androgynous, the cloyingly fruity, the blithely optimistic and every high and low note between. Stream "Jagged Little Pill," uncap a Snapple and settle in for an olfactory stroll down memory lane. Bonus: We include men's cologne, too.

Gap Dream and Heaven

"I wore those Gap fragrances like everyone else. I remember it was one of the first identity markers—my friend who was kind of spacey wore Dream, the goody-two shoes wore Heaven, I wanted to wear Grass because I was into the environment but it smelled way too much like actual grass. A girl I always wanted to be friends with wore Om, which I hadn't even heard of."

— Sarah Sterling, attorney, New York City

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Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers

"I got Sunflowers for my birthday in seventh grade, as a gift from my parents. It reminds me of the summer before eighth grade, when my girlfriends and I spent our days making up dances, jumping on trampolines, and having sleepovers. I think it lasted through eighth grade, when my older sister, who despised the smell, finally convinced me to move on."

—Maggie Caron, nurse, Portland, ME

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Estee Lauder Pleasures

"I was this really arty, Doc Marten-wearing, Tori Amos/Ani Difranco-listening, corduroy kid in high school, so Estee Lauder Pleasures was the exact opposite. I think I liked that contrast. And I also liked the bottle."

—Lacey Browne, freelance photo editor, Chatham, NY

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"Country Apple makes me think of first dates, varsity soccer games under the lights and prom. Then I moved on to Victoria's Secret Heavenly, which was my first sexy perfume—or so I thought." 

<em>—Meg Spencer, founder, Face of Finn, Portland, ME</em>
Courtesy Bath & Body Works
Bath & Body Works Country Apple

"Country Apple makes me think of first dates, varsity soccer games under the lights and prom. Then I moved on to Victoria's Secret Heavenly, which was my first sexy perfume—or so I thought."

—Meg Spencer, founder, Face of Finn, Portland, ME

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"The name Freedom said it all. I wore it and wanted all the 'freedoms' of an adult. My mother gave it to me as a birthday present after I saw it in an ad. I wanted to be different and not wear what everybody else was wearing, like CK One or Tommy Girl. I considered it my signature scent—fresh, sophisticated—and I'd still wear it today if it hadn't been discontinued." 

<em>—Phoebe Newman, foreign service officer, New Dehli, India</em>
Courtesy Tommy Hilfiger
Tommy Hilfiger Freedom

"The name Freedom said it all. I wore it and wanted all the 'freedoms' of an adult. My mother gave it to me as a birthday present after I saw it in an ad. I wanted to be different and not wear what everybody else was wearing, like CK One or Tommy Girl. I considered it my signature scent—fresh, sophisticated—and I'd still wear it today if it hadn't been discontinued."

—Phoebe Newman, foreign service officer, New Dehli, India

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The Body Shop White Musk

"Our high school dances took place in clouds of White Musk. I smell it and can still hear 'Stairway to Heaven' and 'November Rain.'"

—Kim Libby, English teacher, Boston

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Ralph Ralph Lauren

"I saved up babysitting money to buy Ralph when I was a freshman. All of my girlfriends wore the same scent. We loved the model in the ads—she had wavy hair and really natural skin. Her clothes were rumpled preppy and bohemian. I recently asked high school friends if they could remember what it smelled like. None of us really could. We wore it wanting to be the girl in the ads—already nostalgic for teenage summers."

—Meredith Bichsel Winfrey, co-founder Project MM, New York City

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Victoria's Secret Pear

"A popular girl from eighth grade wore Victoria's Secret Pear. She was the girl who could have boys over, who wore bras, who had the silkiest blonde-flecked hair. I remember seeing it on her bureau and feeling like I needed to get with the program, but that actually going into Victoria's Secret felt a little over my head."

—Hannah Morrill, freelance writer, Portland, ME

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Clinique Happy

"My mother always used Clinique products, so wearing their scent seemed perfectly appropriate. And I'm sure their cute ad using the song, 'Forget your troubles, come on get happy...' had something to do with it. After Happy, I moved on to Thierry Mugler Angel."

—Casey Fremont, director, Art Production Fund, New York City

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Gucci Envy

"I remember it smelling rich, citrus-y, and a little floral. My mother and I picked the fragrance together at a department store. She often gave me gift sets—bath gel, lotion and perfume. Every time I used it, I remember feeling luxurious, a little extravagant, like I was really pampering myself. It always made me think of my mom, and how she encouraged me and my sisters to be luxurious every once in a while."

—Aimee Wessel, postdoctoral researcher and microbiologist, Paris

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Liz Claiborne Curve

"Curve was one of those drugstore perfumes my friends and I would buy with our allowance money and use only on special occasions because it smelled really grown-up (or at least we convinced ourselves it did). It was fresh and citrusy, and made us feel like we were on Felicity, making out with Scott Speedman."

—Cara Sullivan, freelance writer, Chicago

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Calvin Klein CK Be

"I remember the ads being super-sexual with skinny models. And maybe I was like, 'Oh everyone wears CK One, I'll be different and use CK Be.'"

—Naomi Leibowitz, digital rights associate director, The Guggenheim, New York City

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White Love's Baby Soft

"One of the coolest seniors kept a bottle of White Love Baby Soft in her backpack, and I remember thinking that if I didn't get it, I'd die. I kept mine at home so she wouldn't know I cribbed her style, but I sprayed it on every single morning before school. In my mind, the sick-sweet, baby-powder scent upped my cool factor by about a zillion percent...which makes absolutely no sense, but what about high school does?"

—Cara Sullivan, freelance writer, Chicago

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Versace Red Jeans

"When I was in fourth or fifth grade, I was obsessed with the gorgeous Versace ads of Claudia, Cindy, Stephanie, Christy and Nadja. I tore them out and hung them all over my bedroom walls. When I discovered Versace Red Jeans on an airplane to France , I begged my mom to buy it for me and she obliged. I felt so proud and sophisticated to own it, like I was in on a little secret with all my supermodel heroes."

—Madeleine Fawcett, co-founder Project MM, New York City

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Gucci Rush

"Gucci Rush smells like '90s college sex—that's the only possible way to describe it. Think dark lipliner, nightclubs with faux-velvet ropes, well drinks in plastic cups and house music. Even thinking about its heady, spicy, musky-floral scent makes me cringe, but back then it was sex in a goddamn bottle."

—Cara Sullivan, freelance writer, Chicago

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Calvin Klein CK One

"CK One was my first experience with a beauty must-have that was a status symbol. That was the fragrance you wanted on your bathroom shelf."

—Joyann King, site director, www.cnaindy.org, New York City

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Davidoff Cool Water

"All the cool guys wore Cool Water. We'd stop at that counter at the mall to spray a card just to carry the smell around in our purses."

—Amanda Fritts, real estate agent, Washington, DC

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"My best friend's two older brothers wore Drakkar Noir. On weekends, the entire upstairs of her house was just drenched in the smell of cologne. They were in seventh and eighth grade; were in fifth. All the guys wore the same scents...they were the popular guys and we thought they were so cute."

—Jane Spann, independent consultant, Richmond, VA

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Calvin Klein Eternity

"The boy I lost my virginity to wore Cool Water, but I think another boy I dated wore Eternity. I'd have to smell it to be sure. I remember he was good at soccer, and went to another school."

—Elizabeth Ray, special events director, New York City

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Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio

"My routine of getting ready to go out on summer weekend nights always culminated with a single spray of Acqua di Gio."

—Ben Jackson, education consultant, Washington, DC

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