Sunday, February 27, 2011

Bain de Soleil, for the St.Tropez Tan

Growing up in the 1970s and '80s, I remember these commercials and the distinct scent of Bain de Soleil. The other day I searched Drugstore.com for the famous, island scented orange gelle and was surprised to learn the product is still available. However, now that we're Florida residents an SPF of 4 and 6 won't cut it. The dark tanning product maxes out at SPF 10. Does anyone remember the Bain de Soleil commercials?


Watch and relive the magic of the Bain de Soleil jingle I so loved singing every time my folks took us to the beach.

11 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

Oh yeah! I also remember all the yellow/orange people walking around who had used it...
Or was that "Quick Tan?"

Babes Mami said...

I haven't heard of this before but that guy narrating was a little creepy!

Now you will have to use the sport block spf 50!

My parents live near Miami, maybe if you are on the way we can visit sometime! I will bring the cookies!

Lapetitemort said...

Oh yeah!

I love all these blasts from the past that you give me & make me remember all of those things forgotten!!

LPM

You're Lucky I Don't Have a Gun... said...

yessssss, i remember these commercials and a friend of mine uses it every summer. she never actually goes out in the sun- it's really more to feel like she's living on the french riviera.

i want to roll in this shit and bake in the tropic sun for hours on end. too bad my melasma says otherwise. :::suicidez:::

sildude said...

That was way before my time.

Erika said...

I vaguely remember hearing about this brand, however, I have always been far to pasty to even wear an SPF 4 while in a conference room with florescent lights. So I never tried the stuff out.

Caution Flag said...

But they failed to tell those of us with white skin and freckles that a terrible burn does not give birth to a St. Tropez tan.

Blast from the Past said...

I TOTALLY remember these commercials and remember that I too wanted the deep dark tropical tan! As a guy, it seemed we tanned easier than girls - or at least we didn't have to try as hard.

I remember that we would just smear baby oil on us and go outside for whole weekends at a time. You sure don't see many (any) tanning commercials nowadays!

Cheeseboy said...

Thankfully, I do not remember this product.

makingmyway said...

I totally remember Bain de Soliel orange gelee. It and Coppertone were the scents of my childhood summers :).

scorpionqueen73 said...

Yes! I remember this and also still remember the song! Sadly, when my own tan never looked like that of the beautiful model in the commercials...and the orange gelee stuff, which I last used in 2000, stained my clothes.

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