Forbidden Rose by Avril Lavigne
Were you a Hot Topic Hussy like me? For all the permanent damage to my psyche that Abercrombie and Fitch Fierce did to me, this was a soothing balm of a store in the same mall. A haven for kids to buy band t-shirts of bands they likely haven’t listened to as well as iconic plastic, black, sex bracelets. When I strolled in it always had a signature scent. Sort of a blend of Nag Champa and Care Bear Grumpy perfume (those who know know.) However they also distributed Avril Lavigne’s, Forbidden Rose. This is for the girl who smoked Djarum Black cloves and had an Emily The Strange poster on her wall. Somewhat aspiring to be a SuicideGirls’ girl and doing high school photoshoots with gas masks. Always towing that dangerous line of Juggalo but not quite getting there.
Notes include red apple, white peach, bourbon pepper, lotus flower, apple blossom, heliotrope, pomegranate, vanilla, chocolate and sandalwood. In real life you will smell like the baby bat with side swept bangs you were back then—maybe now too? Avril’s having a moment.