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In this beautiful book, full of warm and witty prose, perfume expert Lizzie Ostrom tells the stories of 100 perfumes in all their fragrant glory 10 scents for each decade of the twentieth century. Beginning with the decadent, Art Nouveau-inspired fragrances of the 1900s, Perfume: A Century of Scent unveils the fascinating histories of these now-lost masterpieces of fragrance.
As the century marches forwards, our guide turns to the scents still loved, loathed and recognised by millions of men and women around the world today, many of which came from the most celebrated creatives of their day.
Odette Toilette will be diving into the bottles, revealing the wild and wonderful ad-campaigns, bringing to life the visionaries who launched these fabulous fragrances and, most importantly, getting to know the people who wore them. Each of the 100 scents whether a long-lost masterpiece, a guilty pleasure or an infamous success story is here brought to glittering life.