With Kate Bush at number one, Barbie on our screens, festival goers donning cycling shorts – you’d be forgiven if you thought you’d been transported back to the 1980s. 

 And with PerfumeDirect.com, one of the nation’s leading specialist fragrance etailers, reporting a 125% increase in sales of iconic 80s perfumes in the past month, it appears that aromas from the era are part of the trend too. 


Jonny Webber from PerfumeDirect.com says: “Classic fragrances from the 80s are back in big demand and top sellers include the power perfumes that typified the time, which are anything but subtle; plus for bargain looking Brits the majority are also under £40! 

“So buckle up for some brash overpowering scents as you hit the bars, festivals and public transport this summer – overpowering scents of the 80s are back!” 

 8 Perfumes from the 80s that are top of the pops! 

80s top sellers at PerfumeDirect.com to complement your neon roller skating Barbiecore gear! 

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Calvin Klein Obsession for Her Eau de Parfum (50ml) – £18.99 (Launched 1985)

Known for revolutionising the world of fragrance, Calvin Klein Obsession is an intense scent that typified the 80s. This provocative amber/spicy fragrance is a must for any 80s fragrance lover. 

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YSL Opium Eau de Toilette (30ml) – £46.99

While this fragrance first launched in 1977, it was during the 80s that it became a blockbuster among attention-seeking power dressers of the era. So while it may be more than 40 years old it’s still going strong and is making a massive comeback in 2022.