The first fragrance I owned was one that came taped to the cardboard packaging of ‘Tropical Splash Barbie’ – the height of 90s Barbie chic!!
The tiny, plastic bottle contained non-descript “Flower Fragrance” (that’d likely never seen any flower in it’s life) and nevertheless, I JUST LOVED IT.
I was scrupulous with it’s contents, denying use to all but Barbie and myself. We’d wear it in miniscule amounts until it ran out a year later and I had the bright idea of filling the bottle with water – my thoughts being that I may infuse the water with the last drops of scent remaining. Alas, the fragrance was not that potent and I mourned the loss if it.
Years later, and I will occasionally smell notes de ‘Tropical splash Barbie’ in perfumes worn on others. It will immediately transport me right back to my seven-year-old self.
I’m an only child and playing with my toys was very important to me. Not only does the scent remind me of that time, but also, for a second, I am vividly affected by the feelings associated with it: ones of innocence, security and joy.
September 25, 2017 at 10:47 pm
Omg! I was just on the web searching for this scent because I too get those feelings when I smell something close to it! I really wish we could recreate that smell. Till this day I’m in search of a similar smell and I finally searched the web in search of something that may smell like it. I’m happy to see that someone else also has the same feelings about that smell and Barbie as I did when I was 5 years old ha!!
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August 8, 2018 at 12:55 pm
You should go to Ulta and test smell the Stella McCartney Peony Perfume. It is so close to the smell of that little barbie perfume. I love it.
September 13, 2018 at 8:04 am
I recently smelled Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia and was instantly reminded of this Barbie perfume. It brings back so many wonderful memories.
November 27, 2018 at 5:23 pm
I’m the same way! My parents got me this Barbie – and many others, I was a Barbie fanatic when I was little. I can still smell that perfume in my mind, and I have smelled some perfumes on people that remind me of it. I would love to find something that smells like it. I still love the scent.
January 31, 2019 at 2:06 am
Last year, I finally found a perfume that smells the closest to this frangrance: Elysee, Boticario. I was wondering if someone had another discovery regarding this scent. I hope you can try Elysee some day and get transported to those lovely memories of one of our favorite Barbies.
September 1, 2019 at 12:35 am
I’m the same they need to re make.. The memories that smell brings.. Oh my nothing like it
October 5, 2019 at 11:21 pm
Yes! I have the same feelings! I loved this Barbie and this scent! I found one scent that has come very close to this memory for me. It is by replica, it is called lazy sunday morning. I hope if you smell this, it brings you back to this time, the way it has for me. All the best!
February 11, 2021 at 7:14 am
Yes please bring it back. I too long for the scent!
February 18, 2021 at 4:04 am
The closest I have found to this smell is Lancôme idôle Eau de Parfum. You can get it at ulta!
March 28, 2021 at 4:29 am
Hi everyone. I recently noticed a scent that is I swear the same scent. it is called sinner by kat von d. They make it in candles and decently big bottles of perfume. Please can you buy it and let me know what your take is on it.
Kat Von D Sinner Eau de Parfum
Oh and your welcome on bringing back a good memory
July 22, 2021 at 5:42 am
I’m so happy my little nostalgic heart happened to be searching for this barbie and the most beautiful scent my inner child longs for lol it led me here..my feelings are the same. I want to smell it again. I’m so glad there are so many good suggestions here..I plan to try them all!
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