Here I will be posting things I’m nostalgic for…most of them were “discontinued for one reason or the other. Some you can still find on web sites like ebay…enjoy and feel free to add comments on the items….did you use them? What did you think of the product? What are you nostalgic for?
My first Item is Clairol Herbal Essence Shampoo…The original formula…none of the new ones smell like this.
I not only loved the earthy, herbal scent, but also the green color, and the commercials, ads, the lady with the long blonde hair bathing in a tranquil pool with flowers, the crown of flowers that adorned her locks, and all the little animals and critters around her…I would imagine myself as that lady in that pool any time I washed my hair with the shampoo…if you’ve seen pictures of me when I was younger…you know my hair was very pretty. I loved that fragrance remained on my hair and I could be reminded of the tranquility of the commercial through out days and nights.
A long time ago I read the reasons why this shampoo was discontinued, but can’t remember why…so I will have to do a little more research on the subject. So many people miss this shampoo, you can find all kinds of web sites where people are asking for it to be brought back. I’ve read that the vermont country store has a reproduction of this shampoo, but I have a feeling it is very expensive.
Many of the local stores have small sections with items that cater to the hispanic population, and it’s in these small sections I have found the Vanart brand. They used to have it at “sweet bay” but I haven’t seen it there in awhile…the other day I was very happy to find it in walmart. I paid like 4.95 for 32 ounce bottle. I feel transformed to that magical time in the 70′s the fragrance is so earthy and clean unlike so many other shampoos I smell that seem to have the same sweet, fruity almost sickly smell…and it’s the same pretty green color, with a thick luxurious texture. If you loved the Original Clairol Herbal Essence…you will be very happy with the Vanart brand.
I also just read they sell it at kmart….here is a picture of what it looks like