One of Nirvana’s biggest hits, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” was the lead single from their second album, Nevermind. The song’s success and omnipresence in the early ‘90s brought the band. Lyrics to 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' by Nirvana: Load up on guns, bring your friends It's fun to lose and to pretend She's over-bored and self-assured Oh no, I know a dirty word.
"Teen Spirit" was a deodorant used by Tobi Vail whom Kurt Cobain went out with at the time. Tobi Vail was a drummer of Bikini Kill, and another member of that band, Kathleen Hanna, wrote "Kurt smells like Teen Spirit" on his bedroom wall in an attempt to say that he had Vail's scent on him.