BRING IT BACK.

Posted by Lipglossiping On January - 12 - 2012

It takes dedication, perseverance and often a lot of money to discover a holy grail in your collection, it’s also no mean feat when the market is so saturated with product.  I was having a little think about the (now discontinued) Chanel Dragon the other evening (completely normal behaviour) and after I’d wiped away the tears (also normal), I thought about some of the other products that have left my stash over the years, never to be seen again.  Here are a few things that I’m very sad to no longer be able to lay my hands on…

A concise selection, I think you’ll agree (don’t even get me started on nail polish…)

Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Dragon – Chanel are on my shit list for this.  Big time.

Nivea Oil-Free Moisturising Fluid – Don’t like the new “cream” version, rubbish.  This was really light and perfect for my t-zone in Summer

Chanel Egoiste EdT – OK, so it’s not discontinued as such, it’s just nowhere I’ve looked in the last 7 years.  I bullied my first boyfriend until he bought a bottle back in the 90s… I didn’t keep the boyfriend (ok, he didn’t keep me – gay, it turns out – oh how we laughed), but I did keep the bottle.

DHC for Men After Shave Lotion – Great stuff for cooling irritated post-shave skin says Mr. L – still haven’t found anything to replace it (BOO!)

Quality Street Purple Ones – Yes, I know the tins still have them but they’re IMPOSTERS.  Hazelnuts suck, bring back the brazil nut centres.

And breathe.

I’d also add No7 Luscious Lip Colour in Morello Cherry to the list (but I couldn’t find a picture).  T’was my first grown up lipstick and I’d love to find it again!

Are there any discontinued products you still pine for?


31 Responses to “BRING IT BACK.”

  1. Katie says:

    Not much help but Fenwicks in Newcastle sell egoiste!

    Not sure if you could buy from a concession on their website or not

    K x

    • Mopsy says:

      Fenwicks website is dreadful compared to other department stores and doesn’t offer a buy online option- it is one area which the company could really improve. You may be able to phone up and order it though.

    • That *is* helpful because my inlaws live up that way – I’ll have to beg for a trip into Newcastle next time we’re up! I know I *can* get it online, but I wanna make sure my tastes haven’t changed too much. THANKS!

  2. NeenaJ says:

    CARGO lip crayons. The chubby, half size crayons were HG material, especially in the color Stowe. I’m guarding my remaining 1″ of it with my life.

  3. patuxxa says:

    Wha- wha- what? Dragon discontinued? When did this happen? I’m so going to hunt down a spare.

  4. Janie says:

    I am still upset about the pink Vaseline deodorant’s demise. It’s been 5 years or so now and I still get upset everytime I buy deodorant :-(

  5. Janie says:

    Ohh and Ralph Lauren Glamorous – loved that!!!!

  6. luxiehoney says:

    The Body Shop used to sell a lime lip balm, which I adored. Big style. It’s been years but I’m still pining for it :( xxx

  7. Louise says:

    I too was devastated when Nivea discontinued the oil free moisturising fluid and replaced it with that horrid cream. I emailed them with no joy, they told me that it wasn’t popular, but pretty much everyone I knew had a bottle!

    I’m also mourning Witch gentle exfoliating wash which was a cheap, cheerful and effective facewash that kept my problematic skin clear at a bargain price. It has been replaced with a far inferior “new and improved” version with bigger, less effective scrub particles…. SOB!!!!

  8. Phoebe says:

    haha great post! I was never a fan of the purple Quality Street, but I assume the big versions that are available aren’t on par?

  9. Jeneille says:

    Ditto on the Chanel. I’ve been wanting to get my hands on it forever and was gutted to find out that it was being discontinued….and I refuse to pay the crazy ebay prices :(

  10. Great minds, I did a post on this today aswell! I miss Lancome Adaptive foundation so much, it was my holy grail… I will probably be in the minority here but I miss the coffee creams from Roses, they were my absolute fave!

  11. eva says:

    I hate Avon for discontinuing their SuperShock coloured eyeliners that have been praised by so many people. Now only the black and silver ones are in their brochures :S Don’t understand this policy!

  12. Sarah says:

    I love you for seamlessly including the Quality Street in with the makeup products. My lost loves are the Urban Decay Face Cases from the early 2000’s. I was midway through collecting them all when they started vanishing.

  13. Jamie says:

    Not discontinued per se, but the Nivea facial cleansing gel is no longer sold in the US, which makes no sense because all the Nivea creams, lotions, body washes, and chapstick are available. I can still buy it online, but it’s not as convenient as driving 5 minutes to the nearest drugstore.

  14. I still can’t understand the reason behind discontinuing Dragon, it’s a shade everybody loves and talks about!

    I think my beloved Maybelline Pulse Perfection mascara has been discontinued, which is annoying. I’m not too devastated though, because there are a million more mascaras in the sea. ;]

  15. Lizzie says:

    L’Oreal glam shine lipstick number 100…my best and I LOVED this, I wish you could get this still :( the lipglosses just aren’t as good

  16. redtiger21 says:

    Ohhh I remember Morello Cherry! Proper 90s vamp, loved it! In, fact, I got the massive No 7 makeup set for xmas when I was 16 (ahem, 1997), which I still have because I can’t being myself to bin it, it’s sooooo purdy and huge, and anyway that shade is in there! Does smell a bit funny now….
    I think the thing that most upsets that’s gone is the old Max Factor scent form their lipsticks, it’s just not the same anymore. And I don’t know if Camay soap is still about, but I know they changed their scent at one point and it was never the same again for me!

  17. redtiger21 says:

    OK and I have to apologise for all the spelling mistakes there, I cannot type today!

  18. kelly says:

    My favourite perfume (kept safely in a dark drawer!) is Gloria by Cacharel, I have less than a quarter left and use it only on dates with my hubby as it was my ‘scent’ when we met

  19. Nazneen says:

    I am still heartbroken that L’Occitane discontinued their delicious Miel et Citron perfume. I have L de Lolita Lempicka which is supposed to be similar but it lacks the lemony-ness. Apparently they had to discontinue it because L’Occitane came under fire for using too much honey in their products which PETA deemed to be unethical. At least, that’s what the SA told me when I practically wept in the shop.

    I also have 4 backups of MAC’s Pleasing Slimshine stored away after they discontinued them to make way for the Sheen Supremes. They’re not anywhere near as good, and I can’t find the exact the pink-plum-with-hint-of-sparkle shade.

  20. Scarlett says:

    NOOOOOOOO!!!!! Is that why the Purple Ones taste rubbish now????????
    Thank you – I thought I was going nuts!!!!!! (seriously, no pun intended!)
    xx

  21. WestEndGirl says:

    I had a mad love affair with Urban Decay lipstick in Love Junkie (a gorgeous, rich scarlet) years ago. Also was a big fan of Hard Candy products in general before they disappeared (they have now been revamped and sold in Walmart in America, but I’ve yet to see them over here).

    Also, does anyone remember RU products? I remember buying them in Superdrug when I was just getting into playing with make up. I think Rimmel owned them? Most of the colours were crazy (I had a green lip gloss) but cheap and cheerful! Not quite a ‘bring it back’ line I suppose!

  22. Claire says:

    I think I used that Nivea fluid a long time ago, it was pretty good. My current fave is Olay SPF15 Day UV Fluid. I use the sensitive skin one, and it’s a really nice moisturiser perfect for summer, have you tried it? Only about £5 too :)

  23. Robyn says:

    BOO CHANEL. I was just gearing myself up to fork out for it,

  24. Andrea says:

    I don’t remember the Quality Street “purple one” ever having Brazil nuts in! How long ago was this? I can’t stand Brazil nuts so I’m sure I wouldn’t have eaten them.

    I really don’t get what Chanel are playing at with Dragon. Is it definitely not being repackaged, relaunched under a different name or anything?

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