Strange Invisible Perfumes AQUARIUS Review & Competition

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Aquarius people specialize in Normcore.  Their weirdness is not overt…until it IS.

Go out with an Aquarius/Aquarius Rising person at the wrong phase of the Moon and have people genuinely ask if they are a Mogadon Fiend from the Eighties, Zombie or Robotic.

Aquarians, Aquarius Rising and Uranians DEFINE “contrary.”  Think also electric shocks off car doors, setting off burglar alarms by just strutting past, excessive deja-vu, mysterious strange personal orbits and wondering if the I-Robot laws might work better than the Law of Attraction.

Aquarius essence is electric, hard to grasp, like a box of lightning. Any Eau Du Aqua could easily be naff, too moldy hemp cushion, out-dated “Age Of Aquarius” hippy cliched, patchouli reeking Tantric pretender OR overly spaced out, molecular and anodyne.

Strange Invisible Perfumes Aqua scent has side-stepped both extremes – it’s like Aquarius Witch Juice. Seriously. Because these are all wild-crafted, no chemicals etc, i sprayed a whole heap of it on before bed – it is shamanic for sure. Lucid dreaming and the very real sense that the answers to even complex dilemmas were close at hand – inspired but soothing at the same time.

The key notes are meant to be Neroli and Frankincense – but they are barely detectible, the inscrutable Oriental notes being overpowered by Sage and Rosemary. Lavender is there also – very grounding – but the super-magical Sage + Rosemary make this astringent, bracing and very Saturn – totally apt as Saturn is the ancient ruler of Aquarius.

So other than that i think it is literally magic and the most genius use of powerful Sage/Rosemary ever, what does it smell like? It smells Norse, smart, resourceful in multiple dimensions and powerful – like a mountain forest with secrets. It’s not so much come-hither as protective of auric integrity – it is a power fragrance that would most likely only even be picked up by the discerning and together.

Share your thoughts and if you would like be in the running to win your own bottle of this radical scent, put your ideas on the Haute Aquarius/Uranian vibe in the comments!

 

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Lady G
Lady G

I have Sun conjunct Mercury (within half a degree) in Aquarius, sextile moon conjunct Neptune in Saj, sextile Aries ascendant, trine Saturn in Cancer, Trine pluto in Libra.
I am a wine professional as I am synesthesia and experience the taste of wine as colours and texture.
I have recently begun art classes so I can transform my visual library of ‘taste’ into reality.
I have difficulty choosing scents for myself, I tend to the spice and savoury spectrum of mens cologne as many women’s perfumes too sweet and cloying for me.

Thanks for combining scent with astrological energy.

c
c

I just love this post. I’m not particularly Aquarian, but I do have Mars/Uranus conjunct. I am, however, surrounded by them. Was raised by Aquarian types, one an Aqua sun/merc and the other with Uranus rising. Partner has Mars in Aqua, one son has moon in Aqua and Uranus conjunct the IC which is conjunct my own sun. Other son has 11th house stellium, including sun. So… yeah. I do see the normcore with the older ones, for sure. Sometimes it’s as if they’re almost battling against themselves (could be the squares to said Aqua placements). That spray sounds really… Read more »

Mer-goat
Mer-goat

Just want to say that I’m very disappointed that I can’t purchase Strange Invisible Perfumes – you have done a bit of promoting of the brand recently, Mystic, and their scents seem absolutely wonderful. I jumped on to order some samples from the site, with view to purchasing whole bottles if I liked them and they got back to me and said that they don’t deliver to Adelaide city. They said: ‘Thank you for your order. Unfortunately, FedEx cannot deliver our perfumes to South Australia at this time. If there is a shipping address in NSW or QLD that you… Read more »

Mer-goat
Mer-goat

I forgot to add the final inverted comma to end the quote. I think that in this day and age this seems a bit ridiculous.

Kelixirene
Kelixirene

This post is very thought provoking- I can relate to the Aquarius mystique, with an aquarius sun and mercury I am at home here but as far as the big picture goes, no less in rapture of this personal cosmic space I was born into than I would be if in love with another Aquarius-where I would obviously have less insight into their inner workings. Not to say that the everyday details of my own Aquarius workings are as exciting– the aspect of maintaining self-connection within the mundane. I have to live with myself of course, with all my shortcomings.… Read more »

Melc
Melc

I just want to travel back in time and steal that crystal ball off that set! ????

Melc
Melc

Awww those question marks were originally a love heart eyed emoji 🙂

seagoat
seagoat

I love Aquas and I’m surrounded by them at close quarters. What do I love about them? When you’re with an Aqua you always get the feeling that something incredible is about to happen. And if I’ve said it once: You don’t know how much you love an Aqua until they tell you. And then they run away. I’m not sure if that could be captured in a scent. But just wanted to say it again.

Leo-Aqua
Leo-Aqua

Perfect description! It’s exactly what happened to me. I worked with beautiful Aqua guy for 7 yrs and he said to me one day – don’t fall in love with him… I was so taken back by his statement and my first thought was how conceited, i scoffed back something and turned away but suddenly realized omg I’m completely in love with him.

Jayd
Jayd

Not being a sophisticated astrologer it wasn’t until recently I realised I had Aquarius moon or its importance Your words ring so true mystic but none more for me than the mention of electric shocks and ringing alarms. Street lights would dim or flicker as I approached only to return to life as I pass, If I was overly confident I would turn them on or off at will. Schools of small fish will jump along side me as I walked within a meter of the waters edge. I would only have to wish for something and it would turn… Read more »

Gemstone333
Gemstone333

I have a friend who can be described as a ‘box of lightening’. Light bulbs always burning out (at least once a week), Computers malfunction, alarms go off; she experiences deja-vu frequently. She’s used to it now, it took her a while to come to terms with her considerable energy. Unfortunately, some people get really annoyed with her… as if she’s doing it on purpose. I wouldn’t describe her at all as contrary, but she does live her life on her terms. She lives in a bubble world within the entertainment industry- everything Star Wars-and she could really give a… Read more »

flowerchild
flowerchild

I have Aqua Sun at 11 degrees in the 8th house, and Aqua Mercury at 29 degrees in the 9th house (that was the degree of the Lunar New Year new moon this year!). Anyway….. I resonate with the ‘marching to a different drummer’ vibe…. Have always felt kind of ‘different’ even though on outward appearance I don’t look so eccentric. It’s difficult to out-do anyone on looking unique in San Francisco, though. There is always someone with a more outrageous outfit, tattoo, or piercing here…. What is still difficult to find here, as anywhere, though, are people who are… Read more »

Skye
Skye

I’ve just arrived home after three weeks of hiking near pristine tracks (people leave their mark).
in town, between treks, I was struck about how unusual it was that so many Chinese tourists wear surgical masks and women still drenched themselves in expensive perfume when the air was unpolluted and water so clear.
And I’m confused. I love scents. The one above sounds perfect.

But I’m enjoying this post too. Embrace the weird. Don’t fear us. Aquas need love too.

Emg
Emg

I’m a quadruple pile up in cancer and am currently loving Frau Toni”s violet and musk. It’s marlena dietrich’s signature scent developed for her. It’s just catnip for me and now I know I’ve the spider in my 8th I understand it.
I digress. My man is 0 degrees Aqua sun and has to be ab/sub/anormal just because. Everything in his sixth so he’s particular to the end. And scent is his primary sense. This fragrance sounds sublime but transcendent. What a trip.

scorpio_rising
scorpio_rising

Normal is the new weird…maybe because weird comes from deep inside the soul not from fashion trends.
Watch any David Lynch film and you’ll know the most normal dressed of the bunch is far more weird than the fashionable rebel. 😉
Aquas=eccentricity
David Lynch is technically a Capricorn but radiates the Aqua energy.

scorpio_rising
scorpio_rising

This scent sounds heavenly. btw

es
es

Ahh! I love your take re: fashion trends!!

Bee
Bee

As an Aqua Sun I am genuinely loving this post – always felt like the whole cold, emotionally distant, genius shtick didn’t really fit, but this is so on the money I can’t disagree. Granted my lack of identification with the cold/emotionally distant description of Aquas probably has a fair bit to do with my Pisces rising and the mountain of Earth in my chart. If I had to single out the best bit of Haute Aqua I’ve got going on it’s definitely my ability to step back from emotional situations for analysis, Superpower/Kryptontite depending on whether it’s a friend… Read more »

skarab
skarab

Sage and rosemary, plus the essay from Hilary Mantel that Embarkons7, so kindly posted above, are the inspiration and trigger for my own musings. It resonates deeply with my Aquarius 4th House and it’s resident planet Chiron On my own journey, I’ve found that when I ask myself “Where do i belong”, it is merely a diversion for the real issue – “who am I?”. When I stopped trying to “belong” or to identify with a culture, I found myself. I am my tribe, an embodiment of the spirit of my ancestors and their journey. Wanting to “belong” is merely… Read more »

skarab
skarab

Just loooooove that painting so much!

es
es

Something happened recently – I went on “thing” where I was trying to figure out the difference between EDT and EST, trying underscore the chart I have been studying for years. That chart, my natal blueprint, as I knew it, had me with Aqua Rising (Sun in LEO in 7th, Moon, Conj. Neptune in Sadge in the 11th). For many years, prior to really delving into astrology, I focused only on my Sun sign (not really feeling like I was the “best” Leo I could be), so when I learned the importance of the Rising and Moon signs, I focused… Read more »

Fauness
Fauness

My mom is Aqua sun and the most bland, normal person. Not saying I don’t love her, but it’s totally confusing. She hates spices in her food and orders plain old spaghetti at Italian restaurants. She has her beautiful red hair in the same church lady perm since 1980. She is almost 70 and maybe has 3 grey hairs total and just wishes it would all turn grey so people will stop accusing her of dying her hair. I would love to see her chart but I think she would think it odd if I asked her birth time. Any… Read more »

Emg
Emg

‘Her shade of aqua’. Love that. Just blurt out hey mum what time of night were you born ? She’s bound to tell you something. But lots of folk that age simply don’t know so set it at noon. And see what gives

Fauness
Fauness

Thanks, I’ll try that. Maybe I could start a conversation about how well she remembered my birth time and if her mom remembered hers. Can’t believe I didn’t think of that before. I really want to look it up because she obviously represses herself in some ways.

Kell
Kell

Aqua Moon teen:” You mean you have to conform in order to stand out.” Love my Mergirl! I wrote it down least I forget. Re: Aqua Tribe- Tribal cliques and lone seers.Aquarius equally covers the conformist and the rebel. The trendy and the passé. Saturn and Uranus its regal rulers. Saturn brings faithfulness to obligations, structure and daily, boring tasks, chopping wood and toting water. Uranus lifts our vibe, out hearts and minds to other worlds, piques curiosity, yearns for more connectivity of minds and vision. But the space ship better dock by dinner time! Why I merit the SI… Read more »

sphinx
sphinx

Mountain forest of secrets is beautiful, so poetic MM! *sigh* I want to go there.

And I wanted to say that the distilled essence of the quality of Aquarius for me is the smell of gun metal, the implacable strength in the gaze of an opponent,
the cool shimmering steel of a samurai sword against your soft cheek.
And that shock tastes like Aquarius, electric or otherwise.
Numbs your tongue.
But it sounded a bit patchouli. Lol.

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

Uranus-Mercury @ 29* Horns of Scorpio, 8th house; 12th house Aqua w/ Lilith.

Been investigating conspiracies & their theories as of late. Most recently HAARP. Whoa. Also, making suncatchers to gift, & rearranging the flow in the home office to better tap this New Paradigm energy. Loving this new moon in Aquarius vibe!

sphinx
sphinx

Brava, Luna Aqua! I have been linking to Natural News in the comments of stories then waiting for the shills to pop up and exposing them and their tactics. But it is rather consuming, so I stopped. 🙂 Hahahaha!
How do you make a sun catcher?

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

*consumed* 😛 haha

Translucent gem stones, crystal bits, some metal pieces & wood beads on a fishing line: Suncatcher! Did the same with paper origami cranes strewn in, & made an awesome mobile for my Japanese-American sis in law 😉

sphinx
sphinx

Lol, yes I am not sure who consumed who or what. That sounds really fun, sparkly mobile things can really charge the atmosphere. Not that we needed it where I am today! We have storms here today and the electrostatic charge in the atmosphere made the kitty tear through the house. Intense!

sphinx
sphinx

To me Aquarius is associated with Review. Because with the sudden shift of their weight, which you never saw coming and changed their direction, their perception and both your lives, there is no clarity, except in Review. Reviewing kinetically, walking through their thought process with the shadow of their former self guiding you, a sardonic look on it’s face. I live in a kaleidoscope of Aquarian faces, a world peopled by fragments of perception that belong to that essence. The one that I share all I have with is Jupiter Ascending in Aquarius. With a Grand Air Trine: Jupiter in… Read more »

MissMiaow
MissMiaow

I like that!

sphinx
sphinx

Thanks!

Alouetta
Alouetta

Sun conjunct Jupiter in Aqua in the 11th house, trining Saturn and Uranus in the other two air placements. I’m not trying for this perfume, because I won the Scorpio perfume, which by the way is amaaazing. I wear it whenever I feel in need of an edge. No, this is about over-sharing, because everything that follows is my life, for reals: Baby. Angry sumo wrestler. Seven years old. Tell God one night that I don’t believe in him anymore. Hope he isn’t offended. Eight years old. Suspect Santa also isn’t real. Leave talcum powder around the obligatory milk and… Read more »

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

😀 fab!

sphinx
sphinx

Like!

Aqua Sun
Aqua Sun

Aquarius sun. I get contrary, totes. I refused marriage for 5 years, and then eloped. I loathe technology, until I love it. I am a hermit, but I love the city. I study and get HD’s, but I can’t concentrate. I am allergic to cats, but I have 2. My cat comes for walks with my dog. I had anxiety for 14 years and now its gone. I could not self-differentiate, until I learnt, quickly. I abhore discount stores, but I love how cheap the clothes are. I was enmeshed with my family, then detached completely. I channel the future… Read more »

Aqua Sun
Aqua Sun

Whoops! forgot to say why I would Love, love, love the perfume…I am an Aromatherapist, turn Scientist, and used to make perfumes from oils myself, the process is amazing and so enjoyable until you get heady from smelling too much!…But you wouldn’t want to not do it yourself kinda thing, once you know what amazing pure smells you can get access to…therefore… I have never ever bought into commercial, or could imagine someone else making my personal aroma but me, but Astrology gets me like nothing else, it knows exactly how the planets and universe moves around me, Plus I… Read more »

UltraSag
UltraSag

“like a mountain forest with secrets”

I could totally get on board with that.

Although… in the second pictures, what’s that Plutonic chappie in the background doing? I hope our leopard lady is on top of that (read that whichever way you want). I think I spy a couple of Saggies heading off in their caravan too.

Alex aka Aquaria
Alex aka Aquaria

Actually to me it looks like the caravan is heading towards the village / city in the background which, interestingly enough seems to be burning. Why would one want to travel towards a burning city? And was it the dude on the horse who set it on fire? Seeing as he has that red hot aura…

Aqua Sun
Aqua Sun

I second the “Mountain forest with secrets” sounds amazing : D

Charissa
Charissa

All I know, as Aquarians are hard to know with all that mystique, is that I’m wildly attracted to them. They’re like Kryptonite to this virgo sun/ leo moon/ saggo rising. The list is endless, and a pattern emerged for me recently. Think Michael Hutchence, Brandon Boyd, these men are slinky, sexy in a completely sensuous, soulful way. The eyes always deep, the mouth pouty, fascinating and magnetic auras. Pure sex magic is what they exude to me. The one female I was attracted to is of course Aquarius. It’s like, why am I mad about this person, oh right…..you’re… Read more »

Charissa
Charissa

Oh, failed to mention I’ve jupiter in Aquarius conjunct northnode capricorn in 2nd house. I bet that’s a very contradictory placement. The only aqua in my chart.

pi
pi

You might have mars and or Venus in Aquarius, or Eros, or maybe the outer planet Uranus chanelling its energy through something in your chart e.g. saggitarius ascendant, if you’re early 30s or a bit younger.

pi
pi

Oh sorry you just said only aqua in your chart is Jupiter! Maybe Uranus somewhere then… ?

Char
Char

Hmmmm….well I don’t know what this means, but I’ve got Uranus in Libra in the 11th house, and actually a trine there. Venus and Pluto in Libra right next to Uranus (they almost sit on top of one another all three extremely close) in the tenth. I’ve got neptune rising in sag in the twelfth. A packed 9th house with Sun and midheaven virgo, moon and mercury in leo . I appreciate the feedback, this is my first time commenting, though lurking a while trying to understand the zodiac and my chart. I’ve wondered if the triple planets In Libra… Read more »

New Age Leo
New Age Leo

My wife, Sun in Aquarius, is like me, an apprentice shaman. She’s in the Leopard clan, I’m in the snake clan, so that artwork just sent me journeying. In shamanic work we go into trance and shapeshift into the bodies of our power animals, journeying wherever our allies bid us. That being said, I’m the one into scent, my Leo manifests strongly that way, She is the one to wear no discernable scent, subtle, feminine, unique.

Seashine
Seashine

Taurus with Aquarius rising, I’m searching at the moment..for the Goddess..for the past..origins from Eastern Europe..the things that matter are the things of the earth..I’m still trying to learn from gnostic, pagan, tantric beliefs..happiest wearing shells and sitting on the floor of the sea watching the waves roll over me..

RossanaBannana
RossanaBannana

Sun, Mercury, Neptune, Mars in Sagittarius at 10th House. Rising Aquarius. Moon in Aquarius at 1st House. Uranus in Scorpio at 9th House. Pluto in Libra at 8th House. Saturn in Leo at 7th House. Venus in Capricorn at 12 House. Jupiter in Taurus at 3rd House. I was born on a Saturday and the Year of the Fire Dragon and North Node in Scorpio. I tend to zap a lot of electronic devices, light bulbs and a total space cadet. Especially around strangers. I tend to make strangers become a total airhead too, especially when the Moon & Sun… Read more »

sphinx
sphinx

” I’m going to get both Sagittarius and Aquarius perfume and wear them together” Sacrilege!! Nah 🙂 I am kidding, I don’t think I was even aware I had a sense of smell till I came across Mystic’s blog, lol. You sound like you should have been a child star, are they not often Saggi’s? xx.

RossanaBannana
RossanaBannana

Lol! 😀 Mystic’s blog always seems to blow my mind from time to time too.

Have no clue about Sagg being child star…oh wait. There’s Britney Spears. OH well. Good thing I didn’t fall into the child star trap or would of been sacrificed for something pure evil 😉

asivak
asivak

I’m a Gemini with Capricorn rising & love Aquarians best of almost anyone else in my life.

MissMiaow
MissMiaow

Uranus rising, South Node in Aquarius, Saturn conjunct my Sun. I live in the meadows, off the grid in Newfoundland where it is permanently windy on the edge of the Atlantic. I use a wind mill to produce electricity that I store into batteries. I am not from Newfoundland but I like it here. It is isolated and pristine. I am always the weird girl from somewhere else, ( I am actually not even anglophone.) I get ideas and flashes before they become mainstream. I am an aspiring Astrologer, I can’t think inside the box, it hurts me physically. Sitting… Read more »

Gemyogi
Gemyogi

Amazing!

Time Passages
Time Passages

I am bemused by fashions. Now l know why! I even had to look up “Normcore”. I’ve been wearing same clothes ever since. Kids at school ask me “Have l ever been in fashion?”. Ans: “Every 25yrs for 18 mths”.
Another pointer that l am way more Uranian than Lunarian.

Time Passages
Time Passages

Twas spose to go to lower posts. My phone play ing up something bad

pi
pi

: “Every 25yrs for 18 mths”.

Lol!

sphinx
sphinx

This is so Uranian, “I use a wind mill to produce electricity that I store into batteries”. I just keep staring at that line!

firefish
firefish

God I so want to be you! One of my fave books of all time is ‘the shipping news’

flowerchild
flowerchild

Love this!

Charles
Charles

Normal is the new black.

Aqua Sun
Aqua Sun

I get that! Nice… : D

pi
pi

Its funny. I am segueing(?) Into black / dark more and more. dark reds, inky green, etc. As a fish person this confuses me as I feel directionless in too much dark colour. But here I am. Maybe for pisceans, black is the new pastel.

pi
pi

Not directionless. More like swamped, heavy.

firefish
firefish

Seriously!! Me too, noiresque central here! Haven’t worn so much black since I rode motorcycles in the 80’s

Nana
Nana

Hello, I am aqua sun, and I am that leopard lady. I drink too much coffee because it’s free on tap at work and that’s why I had to stop and get a drink cuz I was dehydrated and couldn’t continue my flight into the night and stuff. I have that purse because I am totes the normcorest leopard lady. That dude in the background thinks he all goth and shit with red flaming aura and whatever but let’s be real here, when I’m done hydrating he’s gonna run like a bitch because I’m actually a leopard and not a… Read more »

mick
mick

I also have sun/moon/merc-aqua lavender is a breath of life and sandelwood oil and chanel for men 🙂

embarkons7
embarkons7

I’ve got sun, moon, & mercury in Aquarius, and love what the Strange Invisible Perfumes site says about using white sage, frankincense, and lavender to ground the energy — and protect auric integrity. Will hunt for those oils. Love, too, yr description of the scent as “Norse, smart, resourceful in multiple dimensions and powerful”, which reminded me of something Hilary Mantel wrote in a Guardian essay: “About four years ago I visited Tromso in Norway, one of the most northerly towns in the world. There, under the midnight sun, I felt instantly at home. Within its severe geometry, its black… Read more »

sphinx
sphinx

This is really cool.

skarab
skarab

Brilliant, thank you. So inspiring.

LibGem
LibGem

Beautifully articulated! Wonderful story, thank you.
🙂

Lucy
Lucy

A woman who’s half lady half leopard should get herself a better purse.

Time Passages
Time Passages

She just wants to travel incognito.

virgo kathleen
virgo kathleen

Haha yeah, I think that’s the normcore part Mystic is talking about.

MutableMabel
MutableMabel

Ahahaha! Didn’t even notice until you pointed it out, but… yeah.

Hollie
Hollie

Not only are aquarius strange they have a beauty about them that is strangest of all.

Runa Hauk
Runa Hauk

I looked at my chart. I’m a Sag and I have the Strange Invisibles Perfume for Sagittarius and LOVE IT!!! So, I became curious about this Aquarian scent, and just reading the description of it has my heart beating wildly, like it’s something I’m desperately missing and really want to have. I went and looked at my chart, and discovered that I have NOTHING in Aquarius. NADA. I have Sag Sun, Virgo Moon, Mercury in Scorp, Venus in Sag, Mars in Libra, Jupiter in Leo, Saturn in Pisces, Uranus in Virgo, Neptune in Scorp, True Node Taurus, Chiron in Pisces.… Read more »

Fauness
Fauness

Of course! This reminds me of a silly story. I have a natural deoderant brand I like that has seasonal scents. So I would buy the kind that matched whatever season we were in. My husband laughed and told me I didn’t have to follow the seasons. I liked winter best and settled on that.

I just ordered leo after ordering a bunch of samples and trying them all out. I loved Sagg too and I plan on ordering it next. I am a leo sun & Sagg moon. But I wish I would have tried the Aqua now!

UltraSag
UltraSag

1. It’s a perfume, not an exam, so if you like the smell, wear it all you want!

2. You could wear it on occasions you wanted to draw upon Aquarian or Uranian energy… like a spell you cast for yourself.

3. Uranus in Virgo could easily be aspecting something of yours – eg conjunct your moon or IC, or square your sun (that would certainly give you a dose of Uranian energy), so if you felt the need, you could certainly justify wearing it on those grounds!

Alex aka Aquaria
Alex aka Aquaria

I actually don’t like the term Normcore, or the try to make it a thing. Why would you want to dim your light dressing averagely? The only people this works for are those that either are known for / very good at something else in life or beautiful. And I believe people should not be encouraged to hide themselves in the masses or try to fit in “at any cost” to gain popularity. Funny thing is so, a lot of fashion designers are poster children for Normcore. I wonder if this is so because quite a good number of them… Read more »

Alex aka Aquaria
Alex aka Aquaria

I wanted to add something:

We are all inherently beautiful, of course, but some of us (myself included, make no mistake) have to dig a little bit deeper and go that extra mile, while others don’t. Some people, like my sister, can put on a plastic bag and still look good.

Year of the Phoenix
Year of the Phoenix

I find Normcore an odd concept but put it down to my “Op Shop Theory of Fashion Evolution” kids will buy and think cool whatever is in the charity shops – usually 20 year cycles.

The 90’s fashion was pretty daggy

We were lucky – the Op Shops were filled with 60’s classics

Alex aka Aquaria
Alex aka Aquaria

I observe this vividly twice a week in the gym changing room with the group of teenage girls that is practicing karate in the same class as me.

And the social dynamics and the roles they are casting themselves in, also expressed by the way they each are interpreting current teen fashion trends. Or marketing ploys.

Alex aka Aquaria
Alex aka Aquaria

As far as 20 years cycles go, lately I’ve been feeling like they just rehash and rehash and rehash and we don’t even have something like a distinct 2010ies fashion. I mean, you can pretty clearly distinguish the 1950ies from the 60ies from the 70ies from the 80ies and even 90ies, but looking through old magazines from like 2007 or 2008, most of it could be presented as “hot and fresh of the press” and no one would notice apart from a few fashion nerds that can look at a dress name the label, year, designer, inspiration and fabric. There… Read more »

MutableMabel
MutableMabel

I think you need a bit of distance to be able to pinpoint what was going on in a particular decade. The 00’s felt like they had no discernible representative styles to me too until we were a few years out.

UltraSag
UltraSag

Oh yes, 90’s fashion *gag*.

Topshop and the chains for the “youth” are full of it again. Baby Spice style white plastic platforms, mood stones (awwwk!), chokers on velvet ribbons… I’m expecting they’ll get a delivery of crushed velvet and square-toed shoes any day now.

Veronica
Veronica

Some good ’90’s looks I remember were the singer Sade, the style of Face magazine (UK) Stiletto magazine (Aus) a few of the supermodels, the beginning of grunge…

MutableMabel
MutableMabel

Yes. So many pictures of Sade on my pinterest. Also Joan Chen from that era, especially her character in “Twin Peaks.”

Veronica
Veronica

Ooh yes, the Twin Peaks femmes were amazing, there is an image of Isabella Rosselini topless, and wreathed in necklaces that was imprinted on my mind’s eye.
I have heaps of pictures of supermodel Yasmeen Ghauri on my Pinterest 🙂

pi
pi

(I would love to see crushed velvet back again!! Mmmmmm texture…
But only v specific styles.
make it happen, fashion-land! *waves magic wand*

Aquafleur
Aquafleur

I could certainly use some Aquarian perfume to ground me and my too much Aqua. With the sun, rising sign, mercury, venus, jupiter and saturn all in Aquarius I some times get over excited and prone to panic attacks. But the Haute Aqua advantages are my strong will and I’m gutsy and driven. Don’t believe me 28.01.62, 6am, NSW Australia, look it up. Resilience is the best Aqua quality, we find ways to keep moving forward. Sometimes we zig zag back and forward. There is method in our seeming madness. Really Aquarius is just misunderstood. Think of Luna Lovegood, the… Read more »

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