In this article, we are going to look at the history of some perfumes from the 80s and how they were popular. Perfumes had a big impact in the 80s, as well as they do today. Popular perfume ads were everywhere in magazines and on TV. What was popular then is still popular today, and it could be argued that perfumes have never been more popular than now.
The 80s was a decade of excess. It was the era of the sexual revolution, and for many people, that meant indulgence. Perfumes were not just something you put on once or twice a week to cover up the smell of sweat – they were worn every single day. They were potent aromas that alluringly filled your nostrils and transported you to an exciting place. Here are some perfumes from the 1980s that were such big hits:
Le Male by Guerlain
This masculine fragrance is one of the top selling perfumes in history and it’s easy to see why. It is composed primarily of patchouli, vetiver and cedar. It’s bold and complex with a lot of depth. The scent is very masculine, but it is much lighter than many other 80s men’s fragrances. It’s very fresh smelling.
Drakkar Noir by Yves Saint Laurent
This was one of the first designer fragrances to be made available in the US. It’s a very fresh, spicy and soft scent with a touch of sweetness and some green notes. It’s considered part of the “New Wave” perfumes that were popular during the 1980s.
Yves Saint Laurent Opium
This is another fragrance that was marketed during this decade as a fashion accessory. It was created by Giorgio Armani and has a gorgeous violet note that gives it such an evocative vibe. It’s also listed on eBay, Amazon and elsewhere as being one of the best selling fragrances from this era.
Chanel No. 5
In the 80s, Chanel No. 5 became a cult perfume and the decade was when perfumes began to be marketed as fashion accessories instead of just personal care products. This shift allowed fragrances to be sold in department stores and they became more affordable than ever before.
Opium by Guerlain
This is a very complex fragrance that has rich, warm notes of vanilla, nutmeg and cardamom on top of spicy ginger and saffron. It is one of the most complex perfumes that were made during the 1980s.
Versace for Men
This fragrance was created by perfumer Alberto Morillas and is featured in the book “The Versace Effect” as one of the most popular fragrances from that decade. The scent is described as a fresh, fruity fragrance with notes of grapefruit, raspberries and peaches.
Givenchy Pour Homme by Givenchy
This is a very fresh, woody and woody fragrance that is also considered part of the “New Wave” perfumes that were popular during the 1980s.
Kouros by Kouros
This is a very spicy, woody and musky fragrance with notes of patchouli, anise, vanilla and sandalwood.