Liz Claiborne by Liz Claiborne
Every bitch wanted a plastic Liz Claiborne body bag in the late 80s. This was a time when the fashion house was huge—offering sensible workwear for the ever-growing female professional demographic trying to climb the corporate ladder in a matching separates set. What better pairing than this equally coveted, chirpy perfume? It’s giving me very Diane Keaton in Baby Boom that she would have worn as her signature fragrance into the mid 90s in First Wives Club. It’s a joyous scent for shoulder-pads, bi-level haircuts, and slouch socks. If you get past the both tacky and clunky Mondrian-esque bottle, this ends up being a pleasant yellow floral that’s surprisingly stood the test of time. The nose behind this, Nicholas Calderone, also created Cashmere Mist by Donna Karan.
Notes include carnation, lily, freesia, mandarin, marigold, green notes, bergamot and peach at the top, followed by a floral wave of jasmine, narcissus, rose, ylang-ylang, lilac, tuberose, lily-of-the-valley and violet at the heart. In real life you will smell like the entire opening theme song to Designing Women.