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[August, 1989] Electric Youth



electric youth perfume

zappin’ it to ya


Dear Journal,

You will never bielive where I am going 9/22/89!

I am going to go to a Debbie Gibson concert!!!

I am so happy!!!!!

Actually I am kind of looking forward to school.

With a Debbie Gibson concert on the books, I probably would have looked forward to the Spanish Inquisition.

As I mentioned before, I was a major fan of Ms. Gibson. At that point in time, there was no singer I loved more than Debbie. I loved her music, her hats, her upbeat attitude, and her perfume, which shared the same name as her second album, Electric Youth.

I know I’m not the only one who had that perfume, either. There were two main versions of the packaging, the bottle with the coil (pictured) and the bottle with the lightning bolt. I went through a lot of that perfume in the late 80’s/early 90’s, and owned both versions of the bottle. For some reason I greatly preferred the one with the pink coil. There was just ¬†something more aesthetically pleasing about the way it wrapped around the plastic tube of the atomizer.

I wish I still had a sample of the Electric Youth fruity scent, just for nostalgia’s sake. I bet a single whiff would bring back lots of memories. It was my favorite perfume at the time, followed closely by Exclamation (with the excellent tag line of “Make a Statement Without Saying a Word!”). Yeah, I wonder what kind of recollections smelling these again would bring…

  1. October 29, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Oh my God, my sister used to wear this all the time. She had the lightning bolt bottle.

    • damiella
      October 29, 2009 at 3:41 pm

      Did the smell drive you crazy?

      • October 30, 2009 at 4:36 pm

        Yes! There was like a fog of it in the hall between our rooms at all times.

  2. bridget
    October 29, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    the bottle i had looked like a cylinder and had the coil in it. i liked that and some perfume thing that came in a spray bottle and smelled like summer

    • damiella
      October 29, 2009 at 3:43 pm

      I had one of the cylindrical bottles, too. Doesn’t perfume go bad after a while? I remember I kept one bottle for years and after a while the scent changed and did not smell good.

      • bridget
        October 29, 2009 at 8:27 pm

        i believe if it is kept in the dark perfume can stay decent smelling for a long time. essential oils generally tend to age faster since they don’t have the alcohol to act as a preservative

  3. bridget
  4. October 29, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    I had the bottle pictured AND the cylinder bottle with the lightening bolt.

  5. October 29, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    I was so mad that I did not go to that concert. I can’t even begin to tell you. My friend went and bragged about it to me. I was so mad. I remember that perfume, Exclamation and Electric Youth. Wow, what memories.

  6. Liz
    October 29, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Oh my God, I absolutely had that perfume. What memories!

  7. damiella
    October 29, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Wow, ladies, I guess Debbie Gibson and her fragrance were even more popular than I remember!

  8. October 30, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    OH I ‘m sitting on Santa’s knee this year and asking for that perfume! He brought it to me once before he must know where to find it!

    • damiella
      October 30, 2009 at 6:08 pm

      On Facebook, friends have mentioned that Bath and Body Works’ Coconut Lime Verbena and Burberry Brit are very similar scents to Electric Youth. We must investigate!

    • damiella
      October 30, 2009 at 7:31 pm

      Further proof that Perez Hilton is one of the vilest human beings on this planet.

  9. November 3, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    I never owned a bottle, wasn’t much of a perfume fan, but I DO remember buying one as a gift. I think it was the lightning bolt one. The one you showed is so cool!! haha Seriously, I love that coil!

  10. November 5, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    The coil is what makes it! Where can I find one of those today?

    • damiella
      November 5, 2009 at 7:18 pm

      I bet you can still find them on eBay.

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