Sweet soapy sandalwood and senior English Lit class, prom carnations and packed bleacher musk. I wore this at seventeen, with pleated stonewashed jeans and my grandfather’s Stetson Stratoliner à la Molly Ringwald. Three decades later and it still holds up, an affordable and cheerful Chanel knock-off with riper peaches at the end.
Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. came out the same year, in 1986, and we all swooned over the album cover. Here’s a great cover of my favorite Dwight Yoakam tune, that came out almost ten years later.