I must be the most sentimental and sappy person on the face of this earth. I can see things from my childhood that bring back happy memories and next thing I know, I’m grabbing for the tissues. I mean, when’s the last time you teared up over a bottle of vintage shampoo? I rest my case.
These are things that I remember during my earlier years and that I wish were still available today. Maybe I’m dating myself but if you’re old enough when these products were around, maybe you’ll remember them too.
1. Body on Tap Shampoo
This shampoo was made in the 70s by Bristol-Myers and was actually made with real beer. I remember it being a very thick and sudsy shampoo and loved the way it cleaned my hair.
2. Lemon- Up Shampoo
This shampoo was made with the juice of real lemons. Talk about smelling good! I loved this stuff and I don’t know why it was taken off the market. And the marketing design on the bottle was pretty clever, don’t you think?
3. Heaven Sent Perfume
This is my all-time favorite perfume scent. It is still around but was reformulated in the 1990s by Dana and doesn’t smell the same as the original Heaven Sent made by Helena Rubinstein. This was so popular among the girls in my neighborhood in the 1970s.
4. White Go-Go boots from the 1960s
I was on cloud 9 the day my mother bought me a pair of white Go-Go boots. I was in the 5th grade. My girlfriend had a pair and we thought we were hot stuff. The original Go-Go boots came to the mid-calf and were short heeled. I only recall them being white but I think when they came out again in the 90s, they came in different colors and had higher heels. Surprisingly, these things were very comfortable!
5. Seven-Up Candy bars
Why oh why they ever stopped making these I’ll never understand but they were retired in 1979. They were made with 7 different sections all containing a different flavor. There was cherry, coconut, caramel, fudge, jelly, maple, and Brazil nut. They came in milk chocolate (brown wrapper) and dark chocolate (black wrapper). These were such a treat!
6. Green apple perfume
It seemed people either loved this stuff or hated it. I loved it. My mother hated it. I kept the empty decorative bottle for the longest time.
This is way up on my list as one of my favorite toys. These things were amazingly strong and could withstand a lot of “torture.” Mine survived all kinds of terrain not to mention all the neighborhood kids.
I could go on and on but I’ll stop for now. Do you remember any of these things?