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Posted by ISIS (Member # 1780) on :
Mine was, and still is....Love's Rain Scent.

It was from the company that made Love's Baby Soft (which is my second favorite). I remember how popular it was when I was in junior high school.

It seems that people love to give and get perfumes and colognes for Christmas.

What is your least favorite.

I saw this one the other day in the drug store:

Jean Nate

I never liked that stuff...I couldn't believe they still made it.
Posted by Riptide (Member # 457) on :
My favorite was Polo and Brut, my least favorite was Old Spice.
Posted by ISIS (Member # 1780) on :
I liked Brut on guys.

The cologne I remember for men...was IRON cologne. The night I met my husband, he was in a truck with another guy (who I actually had a date with), and they were loaded down with IRON cologne...I had to sit in the middle between them, I thought I'd die. I could hard breathe.
I don't even know if they make it any more.
Posted by mamamiasweetpeaches (Member # 1715) on :
My best friend used to use one - I THINK it was called NORELL? Whatever it was I started wearing it too. I know my Mom used to always buy me BLUE GRASS. I think it had a light scent, you know how Moms frown about 12 year old daughter smelling like a French whore.

The mens cologne I liked in the '80s is the one I STILL like - DRAKKAR. I buy it for me husband and he moans about it, but - really - that is the only 'smell' I like !

Posted by NiceGuy Sammy Hain (Member # 3150) on :
my current cologne is

Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
None... cuz I was just a kid, and therefor allowed to be stinky [Big Grin]

My favourite now is D&G-By...
Posted by jdocster (Member # 5752) on :
I had Brut and Old Spice... Yup, the chicks dig a guy who smells like Old Spice... hahaha... [Big Grin]
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
I remember Polo being popular in the 80's, but it was really all about Drakkar cologne. Forget Love Potion No. 9, it had nothing on Drakkar. The scent was so strong you could go out dancing all night and it still packed enough power for a 2am makeout session.
Posted by bornin1974 (Member # 7597) on :
Electric Youth by Debbie Gibson.

Both readily available at Woolworths. [Smile]
Posted by gatorfan_008 (Member # 7606) on :
Polo... Whew !!! I remember at least 9 of the 16 guys in my history class wearing it at the same time, the same day and all applied the same amount... I always thought Polo had a nice clean smell, as long as too much wasn't used... Anyone remember Royal Copenhagen...?
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
Originally posted by bornin1974:
Electric Youth by Debbie Gibson.

Both readily available at Woolworths. [Smile]

I had both of those! I remember Hero cologne for men. I always thought the guy in the commercial was so hot.
Posted by buffalo-girl (Member # 7498) on :
exclamation, babe, and love's rain scent too
Posted by annier (Member # 3305) on :
wow Exclamation is a blast from the past ...

I used to buy it in superdrug...

There was another one too but can't think of the name.
Posted by Paul Dangerously, you iceholes.... (Member # 1022) on :
The One....

The Only........

Posted by gotta go back (Member # 9818) on :
Used to wear POLO and Drakkar de toilet. Had gotten one of each way back in the late 80's and still had some left in those same bottles up until a couple years ago when I decided to put them on Ebay. I apparently liked the Polo better cause the Drakkar was 3/4 full and Polo only 1/4 full. Boy time really flies by.
Posted by Bamersy (Member # 8808) on :
I used Love's Baby Soft, Babe and Windsong [Smile]
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
I can't seem to forget you...your Windsong stays on my mind. [Smile]
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
Windsong makes me gag. I gave a bottle of it to my senior citizen neighbor that I had found at my Mother-in-law's house, still unopened. She was ecstatic. Yeah, Crash, I started singing the song as soon as I saw it!
I like a musk spray.
I loved Polo in the 80's on guys, especially my boyfriend. But it was like pulling teeth to get him to wear it- he wasn't much of a cologne wearer. I knew a guy that wore Drakkar and wow he always smelled good.
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
I have to say, most folks whom I know hate the smell of Windsong, but that commercial jingle, which ran throughout the 70s and 80s, is unforgettable. It may be the single best, most memorable commercial jingle ever. And they did it with many permutations over the various commercials--instrumental, slow, rock, etc. I remember reading a great article somewhere about how the ad agency that did the series first came up with the idea that "your perfume will be as unforgettable as you are." LOL

I used to wear Polo, but no Drakkar.
Posted by StevenHW (Member # 509) on :
I use Brut.
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
Here's an ad from 1973- I actually found it kinda creepy- who puts cologne on her toes?
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :

can you guys and gals remember this stuff - hai karate,my mother got me the same talc and aftershave as above as a stocking filler one christmas during the 80s.

my brother always laughs about it,was this stuff really that bad

 - - 70s hai karate commercial in the tradition of a british "carry on" movie. - another crazy hai karate advert.
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
I just looked they still sell Electric Youth!! what?! I might look into it for nostalgia....

I love Shalimar...wasn't it mentioned in Working Girl and another movie? So I associate it with the mom always wore it then [Smile]

I remember and can still smell Polo in my head...totally
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
skin bracer

you know its good if jack palance supports it
Posted by cindymancini (Member # 679) on :
I loved Exclamation back in the day! I even loved the cool black and white bottle! It was affordable too.

Additionally, some of the Love's scents were good & I had Electric Youth, can't deny it. I can still remember the neon pink spring inside the bottle. HAHA!

Oh and Vanilla Fields. They all stunk so good!
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
"Stunk so good..." High praise indeed!
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
Posted by StevenHW (Member # 509) on :
Did anyone try Jovan's Musk perfume?

The Rolling Stones' 'Tattoo You' tour was sponsored by Jovan. It was the first time that a huge concert tour got a corporate sponsor. And it started the trend of corporate-sponsored tours that we see today.
Posted by Nick (Member # 404) on :
I think everyone must have had to endure a gift (usually from an elderly relative) of Hai Karate when they were young... I know I did and it smelled rank.

Never used any of it, which is saying something as a young teenager, you don't generally have many other options!
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
The hai karate didn't have quite the desired effect on the ladies,so then I switched to Brut 33 and I was fighting them off [Big Grin]
Posted by Riptide (Member # 457) on :
Polo! Damn the 80's.
Posted by MIKE THE PIPER (Member # 9873) on :
STETSON, Drakkar Noir was my Backup LOL

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