You need only cast your glance to the international runways to know – just in case you didn’t already – that the 80s and 90s have made a major comeback. And this is not only in the fashion arena, but in the beauty world as well.

From frosted lips to chunky highlights (really), people are getting increasingly excited about the looks, and scents, of their youth. And while there are always new and exciting fragrances being launched – which is fabulous – it doesn’t mean that we don’t appreciated a scent that has stood the test of time. Here are five blast-from-the-past perfumes that are experiencing a revival right now and should be added to your collection immediately.

Chanel Coco EDP

In the eighties, this fragrance was as big as the perms and shoulder pads of those who wore it. It’s a rich, Oriental scent with notes of coriander, vanilla, tonka bean and sandalwood, which come together to create a powerful blend. A true scent of a bold woman.

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Chanel Coco EDP / R1 600 for 50ml

Estée Lauder Private Collection EDP

Launched in the 70s, but popularised in the 80s, this fragrance smells, in a word, expensive. Made up of rich leafy notes and a warm, woody base, this perfume has definitely stood the test of time and deserves a spot in your ‘private collection.’

Calvin Klein CK One EDT

Kate Moss was the face of this unisex fragrance that took the beauty industry by storm in the mid-90s. It smells clean and citrusy and has some notes of nonchalance about it too. And while there have been a few modern takes on this scent, nothing can beat the freshness of the original. Fact.

Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers EDT

This light, summer scent epitomises ‘girl-next-door’ cool, and was a huge hit in the 90s. It is feminine, with fruity notes of lemon and peach perfectly complimenting the floral jasmine and rose notes. Happy and cheerful, this classic is bound to put a smile on the face of those who wear it and those who smell it.

Issey Miyake L’eau d’Issey

The creator of this scent wanted to capture the purity of water on a woman’s skin, and this light but instantly recognisable fragrance was born. It is an aquatic-floral combo, with notes of lotus, freesia and cedar which make up a scent that is clean and subtle. Ultimate freshness guaranteed.

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