Scent And Subversion

Author: Barbara Herman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493002023
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Scent And Subversion from the Author: Barbara Herman. Let Scent and Subversion take you for a whiff on the wild side of 20th century perfume. Perfume has been -- and continues to be -- subversive. By playing with gender conventions, highlighting the ripe smells of the human body, or celebrating queer and louche identities, 20th-century perfume broke free from the assumptions of the prior century, and became a largely unrecognized part of the social and style revolutions of the modern era. In Scent and Subversion: Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume, Barbara Herman continues her irreverent, poetic, and often humorous analysis of vintage perfumes and perfume ads that she began on her popular blog YesterdaysPerfume.com. The book features descriptions of over 300 perfumes, starting with Fougère Royale (1882) and ending with Demeter's Laundromat (2000). Lavishly illustrated with more than 100 vintage perfume ads, it will also regale you with essays on scent appreciation, a glossary of important perfume terms and ingredients, and tips on how to begin your own foray into vintage and contemporary perfume. Herman also looks to the future through interviews with scent visionaries such as odor expert and "professional provocateur" Sissel Tolaas, punk perfumer Antoine Lie, and Martynka Wawrzyniak, the artist behind "Smell Me," the world's first olfactory self-portrait. The perfect book for perfume aficionados (aka "perfumistas") as well as connoisseurs of modern fashion and design, feminist and LGBTQ historians, and fans of vintage advertising.

Scent And Subversion

Author: Barbara Herman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493002023
Size: 44.91 MB
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Scent And Subversion from the Author: Barbara Herman. Let Scent and Subversion take you for a whiff on the wild side of 20th century perfume. Perfume has been -- and continues to be -- subversive. By playing with gender conventions, highlighting the ripe smells of the human body, or celebrating queer and louche identities, 20th-century perfume broke free from the assumptions of the prior century, and became a largely unrecognized part of the social and style revolutions of the modern era. In Scent and Subversion: Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume, Barbara Herman continues her irreverent, poetic, and often humorous analysis of vintage perfumes and perfume ads that she began on her popular blog YesterdaysPerfume.com. The book features descriptions of over 300 perfumes, starting with Fougère Royale (1882) and ending with Demeter's Laundromat (2000). Lavishly illustrated with more than 100 vintage perfume ads, it will also regale you with essays on scent appreciation, a glossary of important perfume terms and ingredients, and tips on how to begin your own foray into vintage and contemporary perfume. Herman also looks to the future through interviews with scent visionaries such as odor expert and "professional provocateur" Sissel Tolaas, punk perfumer Antoine Lie, and Martynka Wawrzyniak, the artist behind "Smell Me," the world's first olfactory self-portrait. The perfect book for perfume aficionados (aka "perfumistas") as well as connoisseurs of modern fashion and design, feminist and LGBTQ historians, and fans of vintage advertising.

Perfume A Century Of Scents

Author: Lizzie Ostrom
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473506085
Size: 64.79 MB
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Perfume A Century Of Scents from the Author: Lizzie Ostrom. The incredible stories of 100 perfumes from a whole century of scents. Signature scents and now lost masterpieces; the visionaries who conceived them; the wild and wonderful campaigns that launched them; the women and men who wore them – every perfume has a tale to tell. Join Lizzie Ostrom, dubbed ‘the Heston Blumenthal of perfume’ (Daily Mail), on an olfactory adventure as she explores the trends and crazes that have shaped the way we’ve spritzed.

The Perfume Lover A Personal Story Of Scent

Author: Denyse Beaulieu
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007411839
Size: 69.29 MB
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The Perfume Lover A Personal Story Of Scent from the Author: Denyse Beaulieu. ‘Why couldn’t I be a perfumer’s muse? I’ve come such a long way in the realm of scent. In fact, I was never really meant to poke my nose into it ...’ The Perfume Lover by Denyse Beaulieu is an intimate journey into the mystery of scent.

The Ephemeral History Of Perfume

Author: Holly Dugan
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421404222
Size: 56.44 MB
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The Ephemeral History Of Perfume from the Author: Holly Dugan. Dugan’s inspired analysis of a wide range of underexplored sources makes available to scholars a remarkable wealth of information on the topic.

Coming To My Senses

Author: Alyssa Harad
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101583673
Size: 39.46 MB
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Coming To My Senses from the Author: Alyssa Harad. A sudden love affair with fragrance leads to sensual awakening, self-transformation, and an unexpected homecoming At thirty-six—earnest, bookish, terminally shopping averse—Alyssa Harad thinks she knows herself. Then one day she stumbles on a perfume review blog and, surprised by her seduction by such a girly extravagance, she reads in secret. But one trip to the mall and several dozen perfume samples later, she is happily obsessed with the seductive underworld of scent and the brilliant, quirky people she meets there. If only she could put off planning her wedding a little longer. . . . Thus begins a life-changing journey that takes Harad from a private perfume laboratory in Austin, Texas, to the glamorous fragrance showrooms of New York City and a homecoming in Boise, Idaho, with the women who watched her grow up. With warmth and humor, Harad traces the way her unexpected passion helps her open new frontiers and reclaim traditions she had rejected. Full of lush description, this intimate memoir celebrates the many ways there are to come to our senses.

The Essence Of Perfume

Author: Roja Dove
Publisher: Black Dog Publishing
ISBN:
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The Essence Of Perfume from the Author: Roja Dove. The Essence of Perfume is the first book by the world's only Professeur de Parfums, and is as captivating as it is informative. Beginning with a comprehensive discussion of the sense of smell and the materials of the master perfumer, The Essence of Perfume goes on to celebrate the great classics (from Guerlain's Shalimar and Vol de Nuit, to Chanel's No 5 and Nina Ricci's L'Air du Temps), the makers who brought them to life and the designers who gave them shape. In an age where the methods and motivations of the original perfumers are all but forgotten, Roja Dove unfolds the gripping story of scent with all the passion and devotion of a true artist.

The Diary Of A Nose

Author: Jean-Claude Ellena
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141973307
Size: 15.50 MB
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The Diary Of A Nose from the Author: Jean-Claude Ellena. The Diary of a Nose is the story behind the creation of a perfume, from the head perfumer at Hermès. Perfume creation is an exclusive and secretive endeavour. What is day to day life like for a perfume-maker? How does the creation of a new scent begin? How do you capture the essence of a smell on the skin? For one year, Jean-Claude Ellena kept a diary of his life as 'parfumeur exclusif' ('le nez' or 'the nose') for Hermès. Believing that creating a scent is like creating a work of art, and describing himself as a writer using 'olfactory colours', he explains how all of the five senses come into play when creating a perfume. He also reveals how inspiration can come from a market stall, a landscape, or even the movement of calligraphy, and concludes this charming, perceptive diary with recipes for natural fragrances, each made up of three synthetic ingredients, to create the illusion of smells like freesia, orange blossom, grapefruit, pear, chocolate, cashew and cotton candy. This is the story of a quest to capture what is most elusive. Jean-Claude Ellena offer readers a rare insight into the secrets of his business, his art, and his life as one of the world's most important and admired perfumers.

Floating Gold

Author: Christopher Kemp
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226430375
Size: 35.33 MB
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Floating Gold from the Author: Christopher Kemp. “Preternaturally hardened whale dung” is not the first image that comes to mind when we think of perfume, otherwise a symbol of glamour and allure. But the key ingredient that makes the sophisticated scent linger on the skin is precisely this bizarre digestive by-product—ambergris. Despite being one of the world’s most expensive substances (its value is nearly that of gold and has at times in history been triple it), ambergris is also one of the world’s least known. But with this unusual and highly alluring book, Christopher Kemp promises to change that by uncovering the unique history of ambergris. A rare secretion produced only by sperm whales, which have a fondness for squid but an inability to digest their beaks, ambergris is expelled at sea and floats on ocean currents for years, slowly transforming, before it sometimes washes ashore looking like a nondescript waxy pebble. It can appear almost anywhere but is found so rarely, it might as well appear nowhere. Kemp’s journey begins with an encounter on a New Zealand beach with a giant lump of faux ambergris—determined after much excitement to nothing more exotic than lard—that inspires a comprehensive quest to seek out ambergris and its story. He takes us from the wild, rocky New Zealand coastline to Stewart Island, a remote, windswept island in the southern seas, to Boston and Cape Cod, and back again. Along the way, he tracks down the secretive collectors and traders who populate the clandestine modern-day ambergris trade. Floating Gold is an entertaining and lively history that covers not only these precious gray lumps and those who covet them, but presents a highly informative account of the natural history of whales, squid, ocean ecology, and even a history of the perfume industry. Kemp’s obsessive curiosity is infectious, and eager readers will feel as though they have stumbled upon a precious bounty of this intriguing substance.

Fabulous Fragrances Ii

Author: Jan Moran
Publisher: Crescent House Pub
ISBN: 9780963906540
Size: 23.59 MB
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Fabulous Fragrances Ii from the Author: Jan Moran. With Fabulous Fragrances II, Countess Jan Moran, fragrance creator and expert, curbs confusion felt at fragrance counters. A user-friendly guide of 700 scents for fragrance enthusiasts and industry professionals. Fashion designer/columnist Mr. Blackwell states: "A fabulous fragrance is the epitome of chic and the height of elegance; nobody knows this better than Jan Moran." In-depth profiles of 700 scents from Guerlain, Patou, Lauder, Klein, Revlon, Malone, more. Foreword by Bijan. Women's Wear Daily says, "Fragrances by the book S everything a connoisseur wants to know about S scent". A Rizzoli bestseller, Fabulous Fragrances II profiles classic and new perfumes. Color photos and bottle designers included for perfume bottle collectors. Explore history, composition, scent type, aromatherapy; learn how to select the best scents. For fun, discover celebrity favorites of Gwyneth Paltrow, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Oprah Winfrey, Princess Diana, Audrey Hepburn, Ricky Martin, Michael Jordan, Cary Grant. For department stores, perfumeries, bookstores. A beautiful gift book in red and gold; ideal for corporate gifts. Perfect for teens to grandmothers; also used for perfumery educational courses. Crescent House distributes Michael Edward's books, Perfume Legends, and Fragrances of the World, and Moran's fragrance line, Fabulous by Jan Moran Beverly Hills. Moran is a frequent guest-speaker. Available through Ingram Book Company, Baker & Taylor Books, Brodart Company, Jenkins Group. Crescent House. Jan Moran (www.janmoran.com.) (www.fabulousfragrances.com.)