21 Smells ’90s Girls Will Never Forget

Because of course your childhood had base notes of Dr. Pepper Lip Smacker and top notes of jelly sandals.

1. Crayola’s Magic Scent Crayons

Especially the rose and fresh air scents.

2. Dr. Pepper Lip Smacker

Bonne Bell must have made so much money off ’90s girls because we literally ALL had this.

3. Jelly Sandals

Mmm… plastic.

4. My Little Pony

I can instantly recall that sort of soft baby powder-ish plastic.

5. Candy Necklaces

Chalky and sweet.

6. Teen Spirit Deodorant

In the words of Nirvana…

7. Fruit Erasers

Which, weirdly, did not usually smell like fruit. But just like eraser.

8. Watermelon Candy Kisses Lip Balm

Ommmmmm can you taste it, too?

9. Cupcake Dolls

IMA EATCHOOOOO.

10. L’Oréal Kids 2-In-1 Shampoo

The ‘poo that claimed to be “no tears.” NOT.

11. Barbie Shoes

What? I never put these in my mouth and chewed them like gum. What?

12. Cherry Merry Muffin

But mainly those chocolate cupcakes. Whyyyyy did they never taste like chocolate?

13. Lip Lix

Specifically the mocha/coffee/chocolate flavors.

14. Girly Play-Doh Creations

Puzzlingly, everything that came out of your Play-Doh Cookie Lovin’ Oven tasted so salty.

15. Kool-Aid

Because we were constantly dyeing our hair with these fruity powders.

16. Bath & Body Works Stuff

Cucumber Melon was hugely popular. But perhaps you also remember Cotton Blossom? Country Apple? Juniper?

17. Strawberry Scented Pencils

When these stopped smelling a week later, it was a very sad thing.

18. Bath Oil Beads

Usually procured from The Body Shop. Strawberry! Dewberry!

19. Costume Body Glitter

Every Halloween/costume opportunity called for “professional” body glitter like this, which always smelled vaguely of alcohol. Maybe with a hint of glue.

20. Hello Kitty Puffy Plastic Wallets

Basically, it turns out Eau de Plastique is the scent of the ’90s.

21. Gap Dream

Although there’s also a strong argument to be made for Gap’s fragrances. Dream 4 lyfe.

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