When I was in the 7th grade, I was very much a plastic charm necklace girl. I was also the kind of gal who would close her eyes tight and sing every word to every song on Debbie Gibson’s Electric Youth album. When Debbie launched a fragrance to pair with her album, I was the demographic she was aiming to reach. I HAD TO HAVE IT.
My mother and grandmother had signature scents, so it was about time I figured out what mine was. I was positive that the Debbie Gibson Electric Youth perfume was the gateway spritz to a new sophisticated world. I saved up for weeks before I could afford to make the purchase at the drug store. It had been torture to walk by the day-glow pink bottles for so long, thinking about all of the other girls in my town getting a jump start on their Electric Youth-ing.
Once I had the perfume, I was beyond giddy. I planned a special outfit for school in celebration of the perfume-wearing occasion. I got up early so that I could bathe and prepare my pulse points. I gave the inside of each wrist a strong pump of the fragrance and inhaled my future. Watch out world!
It was less than an hour later that I began to itch. I thought it was a rite of passage kind of itch. That’s the sort of twisted logic that happens when you are in the 7th grade. Another hour later, and the inside of my wrist was covered in raised bumps. Turns out I was just slightly sensitive to the color additive in the perfume.
To say I was deflated would be a great understatement.
Celebrity perfumes have come a long way. Now most pop icons have multiple fragrances and create huge campaigns for them. Taylor Swift is a celebrity who takes great pride in her fragrance creations. Earlier this year, Taylor won the Celebrity Fragrance of the Year from the prestigious Fragrance Foundation.
Take a look at these celebrity perfume bottles, and let us know if you think the bottle matches the personality of the performer or performers.