Scent & Subversion : Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume is a fascinating journey through the history of 20th century perfume.
The 20th century was a period of vast change and upheaval, which resulted in some very different styles of perfume; not all of which have survived to this day.
Author Barbara Herman delves deep into each decade, examining and exposing the cultural and social reasons why each decade (much like fashion) has a particular style. The spirit of each decade was captured by perfume which acted as an olfactory zeitgeist reflecting and expressing the collective mood of the time.
Illustrated with beautiful vintage adverts taken from her own collection, Barbara Herman has created a fantastic ode to long lost olfactory relics and classics which have stood the test of time.
With tips on how to start a vintage perfume collection and how to store vintage perfume, Scents & Subversion is a must for any true perfumista.