SCENT & SUBVERSION by BARBARA HERMAN
Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume
In Scent and Subversion, Barbara Herman continues her exploration into vintage perfumes that she began on her popular blog YesterdaysPerfume.com. Featuring profiles of more than three hundred iconic and iconoclastic perfumes grouped by decade, more than one hundred lavish vintage perfume ads, essays on perfume appreciation and a look into the future of subversive scents, Scent and Subversion will take you for a whiff on the wild side of 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, twentieth-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.
- Publisher : Lyons Press (5 Nov. 2013)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0762784385
- ISBN-13 : 978-0762784387
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 2.54 x 20.32 cm