Friday, May 2, 2008

Hello Kitty Solid Perfume

Maybe it's Murakami show at the Brooklyn Museum combined with the pink cherry blossoms next door at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens but I have been nostalgic for the scent of Sanrio circa 1984-1994. Not too long ago they had a shop at FAO Schwartz, which in junior high was the go-to place for nylon wallets, and a glittery nailpolish color called Super Lame Pink.

I was missing that unique cherry-blossom/Smarties/vinyl smell, and was excited that the Sanrio store on 42nd street carries Kello Kitty perfume solids. I bought Rose, Lemon and Lavender, and I'm happy to say that Rose and Lavender beautifully recreate the fruity vinyl scent of Strawberry Shortcake heads, stickerbooks, Petit Nate and glow in the dark things you could send away for from the back of 3-2-1 Contact magazine.

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