Ahh, the spirit of the nineties. Where making a mixtape for your BFF was the ultimate act of love and body glitter had you sparkling like a disco ball at any given moment. If you’re craving a dose of nostalgia, there’s no need to reach for blue eyeshadow (we’ll leave that to the Tik Tokers!). As part of our 30th birthday celebrations, we’re embracing the resurgence of the era by casting our minds back to when we first opened our doors. Spice up your fragrance collection with a 90s perfume that’s still as relevant now as it was during our early days…
Released in 1990 – Eternity by Calvin Klein
You can’t search for ‘popular 90s perfume’ without seeing this cult classic from Calvin Klein. Sure, the Americana-cool brand had One (more on that later…) but Eternity for him was the scent that was like confidence in a bottle. Featuring fresh, botanical top notes and a woody base, this alluring scent lingers well, for an eternity, it seems.
Released in 1991 – Dune by Dior
Bottling French sophistication, Dune by Dior will add an oh-so chic flourish to any look. Created as a tribute to Christian Dior’s childhood home in Granville (think shimmering sea views meeting land), it fuses sparkling notes of mandarin, peony, and vanilla to dramatic effect. Renowned for creating cult classics (Dior’s Poison was the scent of the eighties), Dune introduced us to a softer but no less distinct side of the brand and still continues the legacy.
Released in 1992 – Angel by Mugler
MUGLER dropped jaws back in 1992 with the funfair-inspired Angel fragrance and to this day, it continues to earn its place in the best-selling charts. Paving the way for gourmand scents, the notes of honey, caramel, praline, and chocolate, catapulted it to success. While the introduction of their in-store MUGLER fountains (which you can still find in the majority of TPS stores today) allowed customers to refill their empty MUGLER bottles, reducing waste and paving the way for more eco conscious beauty routine. If you want a head-turning fragrance, nothing says ‘go big or go home’ like this 90s perfume.
Released in 1993 – Classique by Jean Paul Gaultier
At first glance, Classique is a sensual, feminine fragrance – and we’re big fans of the bottle. Just when you thought you couldn’t love it anymore, look to the irresistible sweetness of orange blossom, rose and vanilla that dances elegantly on your skin. This 90s perfume is all about seducing, so spritz it whenever you want to be noticed.
Released in 1994 – One by Calvin Klein
Green tea, papaya and nutmeg characterise this hit 90s perfume, which is just as cool today. The vibe? This unisex perfume is sexy, free-spirited and recyclable, aka ahead of the times for a launch in 1994 – One is a modern and fresh fragrance you’ll love. And you won’t be able to stop persuading everyone around you to try it (trust us).
Released in 1995 – Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier
If F.R.I.E.N.D.S made scents, this would be ‘the one with the sailor’. From the chiselled (now-iconic) bottle design to the provocative ad campaign, Jean Paul Gaultier’s Le Male put on a show that is still going to this day. If you’re looking for a scent that’s distinct and refreshing, it bottles up notes of mint, lavender, vanilla, and sandalwood – the perfect day-to-night fragrance.
Released in 1996 – Acqua di Gio by Armani
Look up ‘quietly confident’ in the fragrance dictionary and you’ll find Acqua di Gio by Armani. It’s refreshing profile, throwing together notes of zesty tangerine, a splash of ozonic marine notes, and a lingering base of patchouli, makes it fresh enough to spritz everyday and alluring enough to seduce the senses. Like your favourite pick-me-up song, this is a hit you can return to time and time again, it never lets you down.
Released in 1997 – Burberry Weekend by Burberry
As classic as the signature Burberry check, Burberry weekend has gone down in the fragrance hall of fame. With its floral-meets-fruity profile, it throws together uplifting notes of tangerine, wild rose, peach flower, and hyacinth, before settling to a soft sandalwood base. Whether you’re going on a romantic escape or setting yourself up for the day, a spritz of this elegant scent will add a dose of sophistication to your look.
Released in 1998 – Boss Bottled by Hugo Boss
As reliable as your best friend and as polished as your favourite suit, it’s no surprise that Boss Bottled has spent more than 20 years at the top of the fragrance charts. A woody-amber scent with distinct notes of apple, geranium, cedarwood, and cinnamon, it’s the perfect all-rounder. It can hold its own in the boardroom, the bar, and beyond.
Released in 1999 – Rush by Gucci
Like a time capsule for the nineties, Gucci’s Rush with its cassette tape bottle and heady, floral notes evokes nostalgia like no other. It’s a surefire head-turner, thanks to a blend of bergamot, peony, vanilla, and patchouli – perfect for leaving a lasting impression. It had a huge moment in the late nineties, early noughties, but it’s still as playful as ever for nights out and holidays alike.
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