7 ‘Forgotten’ Fragrances That Still Smell Great Today

Netflix’s Halston may have garnered mixed reviews and triggered a debate about whether straight actors can convincingly play gay characters—but what isn’t in dispute is the genius of the fashion designer whose turbulent life it chronicles. And with an entire episode devoted to his perfumes, the series has also served as a reminder that Roy Halston Frowick was as creative with fragrance as he was with fabric. It’s helped some guys rediscover—or discover anew—the Studio 54 habitué’s first men’s scent, Z-14.

It’s not the only fragrance from the past that’s worth sniffing out though. According to Stephan Matthews, a fragrance expert, writer and brand advisor who’s worked with the likes of Chanel, Guerlain and Estée Lauder, if you look past the new arrivals, you can find a treasure trove of scents that still smell fantastic.

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Home Bargains shoppers rave about 99p wax melts they reckon smell just like Alien perfume

SHOPPERS are raving about some bargain wax melts which they reckon smell “just like” a popular designer perfume.

The Extraordinaire wax melts are available at Home Bargains for a very affordable 99p – with many comparing it to Thierry Mugler’s Alien fragrance.

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Sharing in the popular Facebook group, Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK group, one very thrilled shopper wrote: “These smell just like Alien home bargain 99p.”

The woman loved them so much that she picked up five packs – with each containing eight individual wax melts.

The post quickly garnered over 1.3k “likes” and hundreds of comments from people who agreed.

“They smell amazing. I honestly can’t believe how much they sell like Alien dupe am shocked,” one person raved.

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