Limara Body Spray (part II), Stevie Vann, Stevie Lange, Remember My Name

The search continues…

I have had a few comments on my blog from my earlier post about Limara body sprays, and I am still looking for any footage of the (infamous?) advert from the 1980’s. If you know of it’s whereabouts…do let on!

In the mean time I have been fortunate enough to be sent an image from the ‘Remember My Name’ single sleeve.

Thanks to Erika from the Stevie Lange web site… more research to do! Click the icon below to hear a short audio clip…

31 thoughts on “Limara Body Spray (part II), Stevie Vann, Stevie Lange, Remember My Name

  • 18 April, 2006 at 9:44 am
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    Hi Sharon – great to hear from you, thanks for leaving the comment. It’s amazing just how many folk have been ‘touched’ by that advert and product name. Watching the footage again has brought home to me just how powerful these adverts are, even though I look at it now with a very different perspective to when it was first screened.

    Please pass on my best wishes to your daughter – I wish you both well.

  • 18 April, 2006 at 2:38 am
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    hi, my name is sharon cebollero and i have a daughter who’s name is limara as well, she was born on april 16th 1982 at 1:05 in the afternoon, she weighted 6lb 13oz.i had seen the advert on tv a year earlier and had always said that if i have a baby and its a girl i would name her LIMARA, she was 24 yesterday and we now live in america.

  • 14 March, 2006 at 4:33 pm
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    To whom it may concern. I find that your Cancklow Branch at Rotherham is next to useless and unhelpful. I have on three occasions visited it and they have not got the part etc, such as to fit amulti C D Stacker. Today I went for reversing alarms, and they have nobody to fit it. Speaking to the Manager he said, quote, It’s not my job and I’m not going outside to fit it. the earliest we can do it is the end of March. So much for a free fitting service.

  • 14 March, 2006 at 4:49 pm
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    You go right ahead and say what you mean… it’d be great to think the comment related to this item on my blog, but somehow I doubt that it does 🙂

  • 3 November, 2006 at 12:16 pm
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    I too have been searching for footage and a copy of the music itself. I originally owned the single until I noticed the day after a party that it had mysteriously disappeared! I never found out who took it! Any help would be much appreciated.

  • 3 November, 2006 at 11:00 pm
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    Hi Jane – I’m working on getting the video footage made available again. I have it on VHS now, but not in any digital form, and with an agreement not to distribute the VHS version.

    The audio file is a bit easier to sort out – that is fairly widely available on various sites now as an MP3 file… in fact that’s the first thing I found when searching! However the metvthemetunes site appears to have now been brought to book by whoever, so I can’t really point you there any more.

    send me an email to hal dot maclean at btinternet dot com… 😉

  • 10 January, 2007 at 3:45 am
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    I am trying to find an mp3 of the music from this advert so if you know where I can get it let me know. Many thanks.

  • 10 January, 2007 at 8:59 pm
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    I have a copy of that which I found by looking over the ‘net… but let me have an email address 😉

  • 22 February, 2007 at 5:59 pm
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    My daughter was born Jan 10th 1987 and we called her Limara. By that time the advert was no longer being shown but we loved the name. We kept a Limara spray for her till she was 18 and she wore it when she got married. I also liked Timote as a name but our next child was a boy! l have the music but have been trying to get copy of the advert to show my daughter (who is also blonde)

  • 25 February, 2007 at 1:44 pm
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    this is a pi55 take right – no one can be thta dumb or mean

  • 25 February, 2007 at 1:52 pm
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    Why do you think that? Dumb? Mean? I’m not sure I follow what you’re saying – are you commenting on the fact that someone called their daughter Limara? It’s a fine name – just happens to also be the name of a beauty product. I note you didn’t leave your own name… which kind of speaks volumes, doesn’t it?

  • 8 March, 2007 at 10:39 am
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    As it happens, the band that I play in ‘Dante Fox’ (new album Under the Seven Skies out March 23rd from all good retailers, Amazon, iTunes etc) released a cover version of this very song on the 1998 album ‘The Fire Within’. We still play the song live as it is a crowd favourite. I can send you a copy of it if you like. Just contact me.

  • 8 March, 2007 at 8:50 pm
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    Thanks Mike – that would be good to have as a file here to download – I have the Stevie Lange version in my iTunes library (and it’s a regularly played one), and with the video footage it makes a nice collection. I’m trying to arrange a digital copy of the video (I have it in VHS), so hopefully that’ll make a nice set!

  • 13 March, 2007 at 2:14 am
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    hi I havent been able to find a free download of this song anywhere, like jane I too once had the single but because it was withdrawn shortly after release I too had it pinched, Hal I dont know where you are but I can make a dvd of the advert from a video tape if you dont live too far from essex??

  • 13 March, 2007 at 7:18 am
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    At the top of this post is a link to a short sample of the audio – only a taster, of course! I am based in mid Essex for my work… so most parts of the county are in easy reach.

    I am waiting for a conversion to be done for me already, but that may not materialise… if so, let me know where you are and we can sort it out. Use the ‘Contact’ link in the navigation bar at the top of the page.

  • 20 August, 2008 at 12:34 pm
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    Hi my name is also Limara. For those wanting to see the advert again it is actually on you tube!

  • 27 December, 2008 at 3:37 pm
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    try you tube type in remember my name and you should get the add come up hope that helps

  • 27 December, 2008 at 5:41 pm
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    Thanks Limara and Heather – yes, the ad is now safely lodged in YouTube’s hard drives… thanks for the pointer. I may embed it here, just for fun, too!

  • 4 February, 2009 at 2:23 am
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    Take a look on youtube. the whole bloody advert is on there with soundtrack. A decent youtube video ripper should get you what you want.

  • 4 February, 2009 at 10:24 pm
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    Thanks Steve – I have got the video now, and in fact got a VHS version from the cosmetic company marketing dept. back in 2005. I was not allowed to reproduce it electronically, so didn’t, but have seen the ad on YouTube already. In fact, in another post I link to it.

    YouTube rippers? whatever next! What happened to a good old screen recording.. 😉

  • 28 February, 2009 at 8:05 am
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    I posted the video on youtube a year or so ago. If you want an mpeg I can send it to you. Meanwhile: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOBhlROJE2U

    I found it on an old VHS tape, captured it and using Final Cut Pro cleaned it up best I could. The sound was only mono and quite quiet hence the hiss, I have used noise reduction but didn’t want to loose to much of the trebble. I do have a copy of the Stevie Lange single which has Limara on the cover. I thought about an overdub but the lyrics of the two songs are different. Again if you want me to send a better quality MPEG rather than you ripping the Youtube version I am happy to do that. It still isn’t fantastic though.

  • 4 March, 2009 at 12:14 am
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    Hi…have never forgotten that song from back in 1981…rock classic.
    I’v e seen the youtube footage and it’s ace….however,i have tried to locate on itunes,but to no avail….
    Can’t find a copy on ebay or any of the online retailers….know anywhere i can buy a legit version ?
    cheers..

  • 4 March, 2009 at 11:54 am
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    The best place to get the audio from is Stevie Vann’s web site. You’ll need to record it form the player there:

    http://www.stevielange.com/music.htm

    As others have said, the footage is on YouTube now, so my VHS copy is probably obsolete, however it’s worth watching (repeatedly) still!

  • 14 March, 2009 at 6:27 am
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    I was an 80’s child and seeing the Limara bodyspray advert again on Youtube brought all the memories flooding back. The days when life was simple and carefree and when the fair would come to town. Can you believe I managed to get my hands on two tins of Limara from a shop in London a few years back? Unfortunately it was the last two. It would have raked in the cash on ebay …lol. Nice to reminisce with you guys…remember the Terrys All Gold and Milk Tray ads?

  • 22 May, 2009 at 5:39 am
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    Thanks, never thought to look for “Remember your name”. Great to see it again thanks to whoever posted the YouTube link.

  • 27 May, 2009 at 11:53 pm
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    I have the single….:)

  • 20 June, 2009 at 9:30 pm
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    you tube …itz on there !!!
    my friend also called her daughter Limara…guess she acted on Impulse !!!

  • 16 December, 2009 at 8:59 pm
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    I have the original promotional single from when the Limara body spray was launched back in 1981 by Smith & Nephew. and can remember the TV advert.
    It is a great track and recently played it on my turntable for my young son . He loved it !
    Released on RCA records , Written by Ellie Whitsett

  • 5 March, 2010 at 8:38 pm
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    I WAS YOUNG WHEN LIMARA SPRAY WAS ABOUT. I AM 34 NOW. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE RED ONE THAT SMELT OF ROSES. I HAVE SINCE PURCHASED MANY SPRAYS BUT NONE WILL EVER BEAT THAT SMELL IT WAS GORGEOUS. ALSO I CAN REMEMBER A LIMARA AD WITH 2 LION STATUES. CAN ANYONE REMEMBER IT?

  • 10 June, 2010 at 9:01 pm
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    If memory serves…I was working with Smith and Nephew in Welwyn Garden City when we launched this brand..it was a big to do (spent a lot of money on the launch itself) and that ad was fantastic…it was 1980/1981 and sadly i dont think it did very well.

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