June 21, 2011
Can you help? The mysterious perfume.
In 1990 I went to High School here in the States for about 3 months, but then ended up finishing it back in Italy.
During those three months I learned a lot of things: pretty boys can be bad boys, getting 100 in Physics automatically gets you called a nerd, you need to count English essays' words, teachers get mocked by students, do your homework during free periods...
But the thing that stuck with me the most was this scent that some girls wore en masse. It was the sweetest perfume, and it smelled sooo good.
Back then I never got to ask any of those girls which perfume it was, and I went back to Italy with this mystery unresolved. For years I didn't even think about it anymore... until I came back to live in the States.
Here and there I would smell this perfume again on a woman, on a bus, on the street, at the mall, but I never felt like asking women the name of the perfume they wore, thinking that I would eventually find it out on my own (through my smelling adventures at Sephora).
It has now been a while since I've smelled it on the streets, and I have not been able to find it on my own, so maybe you can help me. Let me give you some general information that might help narrow this perfume down:
1. Popular in the 1990s, but it could have also been in the 1980s.
2. High school girls wore it, so it couldn't be too expensive.
3. I want to say it had a musk base, but can't say for sure, definitely on the sweet side.
4. I don't think Sephora carries it, maybe a drugstore perfume???
If you have any guesses, please leave a comment, and I will be sure to go and smell it! :)
Posted by NY Spender at 8:55 AM