Limara

Remember it? No… not the product… THE advert of all time!

Limara body spray or shampoo or something, whatever it was, was totally eclipsed by the advertising which was pretty spectacular.

OK, I was a pubescent schoolboy at the time, and this was the early 1980s, but I swear just about every red blooded rock loving kid I knew was in love… with the cartoon character they used in the ad!

She had it all – and she emerged from a pond/waterfall, still wet, to a pounding rock song (‘Remember My Name’) and she walked purposefully (nay, sexually) to a distant castle where her obviously pretty lucky lover was apparently awaiting… phew… even thinking about it now sends me back to a time when spots ran amok!

Well, I can’t find the advert itself (oh please tell me you’ve got a copy somewhere…) but I did happen across the song…

Stevie Vann Lange website

Remember My Name, indeed – could hardly bloomin’ forget it! And here I am nearly a quarter of a century later still pining over a cartoon girl – talk about the ultimate fantasy chick!

44 thoughts on “Limara

  • 9 October, 2007 at 10:07 am
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    Hello,

    Just stumbled across this website after typing my middle name on google. My parents named me after this body spray and advert in 1981. I have always wondered what the advert was like as I assume it must be pretty awsome to inspire people to name their children after it!
    Can’t believe their are so many others named after this too, I would love to see the ad or here the song should anyone know of how to obtain this I would be very greatful!
    Nice to read your comments and learn about my name after so long!!!

  • 9 October, 2007 at 12:24 pm
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    Hi Hayley – welcome! Yes, the advert is gaining a bit of cult status for sure, and certainly seems to have inspired a lot of folk.

    I have a VHS copy of the advert which I use to teach about animation and short story telling, so I’ll try to at least get some stills from it online very soon.

    The advert had a song called ‘Remember My Name’ sung by Stevie Vann Lange, and you can hear a version of that from her website .

  • 9 November, 2007 at 12:09 pm
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    You can see the advert here…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8teg_V-dHZc

    It’s at the end of a commercial break consisting of Paul Hogan for Forsters Lager, the L’Oreal Studio Line gel stuff, Chum dog food and finally the version of the ad with the castle and the sleeping prince.

    I remember three of the varieties were Yellow Moon, Oriental Garden, Green Summer but I can’t remember the other three. You can still buy the stuff in Holland but I have no idea if it smells the same.

  • 22 January, 2008 at 7:19 pm
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    hi my name is also limara named after the advert. Born in 1983. That is the first time i have ever seen the advert it’s grate.

  • 23 January, 2008 at 10:54 am
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    Hi Limara… welcome! Just to make me feel really old, in 1983 I was in secondary school doing my ‘A’ levels in 6th form. The advert remains one of the best examples of animation and music from those times, IMO. Glad you like it too 🙂

  • 4 February, 2008 at 4:36 pm
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    The first single I ever owned! And I’m a (straight) girl :o)

    The single sleeve was an image from the ad, too – copy of it here if anyone’s struggling to see the video for any reason: http://www.visionthing.org.uk/limara-single.jpg

  • 4 February, 2008 at 9:36 pm
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    Hi Angelnorth – thanks! I used to have that image on here some years ago, but changing the blog software seems to have helped me lose it… so thanks for linking back to it for me!

    EDIT

    hang on – it’s back! On an earlier Limara post from some yeas ago… looky looky:

    http://www.halmaclean.co.uk/2006/02/25/old64/

    🙂

  • 17 May, 2008 at 5:15 pm
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    Hey, I too am named after the bodyspray!
    I was born in December 1981 and my mum called it me so I could grow up and find a prince…. :-s

    I was also told that Limara is Irish for Lady of the Water… strange that as I hate water with a passion!

  • 18 May, 2008 at 7:02 pm
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    Hi Limara – welcome! Lady of the Water sounds about right given the video footage where the character is bathing in a pool… 🙂

    Did you find your prince?

  • 18 May, 2008 at 11:31 pm
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    Yeah I did Hal, he was a right royal…… 🙂

  • 24 March, 2009 at 3:44 pm
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    hi my name is limara im 19. will be 20 on the 6th of april. i was named limara after the advert too i have always been told wat a pretty name i have but i totally disagree with that and i would like to be able to for once walk into a shop and buy something with my name on it. please help

  • 24 March, 2009 at 3:45 pm
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    hi

  • 8 April, 2009 at 9:20 am
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    Hello ladies,

    I was born before advertising … so that means my parents even did not see it.

    in my country this name is very rare .

    I will be very thankful if somebody could tell me what my name means …

    thanks in advance
    L.

  • 27 May, 2009 at 10:17 am
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    hi my name is limara i was born in 1983 the name is from the body spray but it is also the name of a pacific island and can be found on the map. Used to think i was the oldest until i found this website.x

  • 14 June, 2009 at 7:05 am
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    I was checking out the Limara ad, and came across this site – I have a Stevie Lange’s “remember my name” on mp3 if anybody here would like it. you can contact me at siraustin2002 at yahoo dot co dot uk

  • 25 November, 2009 at 12:21 am
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    Hi, I remember the advert and the music (have the 7″) and the body spray with great fondness. I spent many a stolen hour with the first boyfriend in 1982 in deep grass making out – reeking of the stuff. I would love to smell it again (favourite was the yellow one)

  • 10 November, 2010 at 10:22 am
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    I’ve juat stumbled across this my name is Limara!!!its brilliant to see others have this name too i thought i was the only one i got told all the time what a beautiful name it is , i’ve not seen the advert but my mum did name me after it , im 19 and happy to know im not the only one hellooo other limara’s!! I’d love to know the meaning of our name i thought it was french :S x

  • 20 May, 2011 at 10:44 pm
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    My name is limara t born in 1990. It is nice to see i’m not the only one.

  • 4 January, 2012 at 11:25 pm
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    Hi my name is also Limara i was born Jan 1985, i cant beleive there are so many others with the same name… i honsetly thought i was the only one! I was born in UK but moved to Australia when i was only 15mnths old, i have never come across someone with my name. When i was in school a teacher from south africa told me that Limara was a flower in the african forrest and it means “flower of the sun” and that they actually used that flower in making the scent for the spray. I am also so sick of never being able to get anything with my name on it!! Love this blog… i dont feel so lost!!!

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