“There are many scents that transport me to another place and time. But there’s one that’s so important that its message has stuck with me for almost 30 years.
“In 1989, Madonna ruled the world. Her rise to fame had been fairly rapid since her first single, Everybody, in 1982.
“By 1985, she had released True Blue, which went on to become one of the biggest selling albums by a female artist.
“But in March of 1989, she released the album Like A Prayer and it seemed as though Madonna-mania had gripped the planet.
“While that masterpiece – with its relentless stream of coming-of-age anthems and dramas – evokes many memories, it’s the smell of the packaging that, to paraphrase HRH, “takes me there”.”
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