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Posted on Apr 3, 2014

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

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Especially the rose and fresh air scents.

2. Dr. Pepper Lip Smacker

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

3. Jelly Sandals

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Mmm... plastic.

4. My Little Pony

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

5. Candy Necklaces

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Chalky and sweet.

6. Teen Spirit Deodorant

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In the words of Nirvana...

7. Fruit Erasers

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

8. Watermelon Candy Kisses Lip Balm

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Ommmmmm can you taste it, too?

9. Cupcake Dolls

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IMA EATCHOOOOO.

10. L'Oréal Kids 2-In-1 Shampoo

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The 'poo that claimed to be "no tears." NOT.

11. Barbie Shoes

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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

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Specifically the mocha/coffee/chocolate flavors.

14. Girly Play-Doh Creations

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

15. Kool-Aid

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

16. Bath & Body Works Stuff

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

17. Strawberry Scented Pencils

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

18. Bath Oil Beads

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Usually procured from The Body Shop. Strawberry! Dewberry!

19. Costume Body Glitter

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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

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

21. Gap Dream

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

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