Ah, the floral top notes. Lemon blossom, lily of the valley, carnation, then the punch of the base notes, vanilla and sandalwood, musk and cedar.
Yes, it smells like your mother.
Launched in 1973, Charlie immediately became Revlon’s bestselling perfume. It was billed as the “gorgeous sexy-young fragrance” and within three years it would become the best selling perfume in the world.
The commercial images around Charlie, with it’s non-gender specific name, were all assertive and strong: confident women striding out in suits; on the telly it was a woman in a tuxedo.
Later it was controversial too, when one add showed a female ...