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Scent and Subversion free pdf The 20th century was the first real modern century of perfume making, and the 21st is shaping up to be a turning point in scent connoisseurship. Informed appreciation is now within reach of the inspired perfume lover, whose ranks are growing. Thanks to the Internet, these self-described "perfumistas" can learn about and discuss perfume on an ever-growing number of blogs and forums.
As with any of the arts, to truly become a connoisseur, one has to learn what came before. "Scent and Subversion" is the first book that focuses on vintage perfumes, providing information on the iconic forerunners of modern-day scents. It also offers a curated series of fabulous vintage perfume ads chosen for their beauty, humor, and social significance. What do these aroma-laden fantasies of femininity say about cultural and generational shifts? Did the advent of feminism in the 1970s change the prevailing style of perfume? What are the differences between the perfumes of Baby Boomers, Generation X-ers, or Millennials? How does perfume "speak" or signify those differences through ingredients?
As perfumes of the past begin to disappear, so too will the messages contained in their bottles. This book hopes to preserve that meaning from evaporating completely, and will appeal to a broad swath of the general public as well as to perfume afficianados, steampunk enthusiasts, feminist theorists, and fans of vintage advertising.

About Barbara Herman

Barbara Herman has been the go-to expert on vintage perfume since she began her blog, Yesterday's Perfume (yesterdaysperfume.com), in 2008. She's a media and culture writer for the International Business Times, and has written for Newsweek, Elle.com, EsquireUK, Refinery29.com, IntoTheGloss.com, and Vintage Life magazine. She lives in Brooklyn.

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Author : Barbara Herman
Publisher : Lyons Press
Data Published : 05 November 2013
ISBN : 0762784385
EAN : 9780762784387
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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