9788866483700

The Fashion Scents

  • ISBN 13:

    9788866483700

  • ISBN 10:

    8866483702

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/25/2017
  • Publisher: Ore Cultura Srl

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

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Summary

•A history of women's trends, illustrated through the evolution of tastes and styles of perfumes, scents and eaux de toilette
•A collector's coffee-table book celebrating women and their perfumes, from the 1920s to the 1980s

Smell: the most evocative of the senses. It can summon up emotions, memories, stories - even times long past. We smell a perfume from the 1920s and the age of Charleston opens up before us; we sense the sweet, pungent fragrance of patchouli and sandalwood and are transported to the Goa of the hippies. The hall of time is also the hall of scents, and since the 20th century it has produced a blend of styles, trends, outlooks, aspirations, affirmations of identity and social achievements. To use vintage perfumes is to expand one's presence beyond the self, assimilating the scent of the past into the space one occupies in the present-day world.

This book is a journey through the olfactory time machine. It explores the evolving social status of women by focusing on the transformation of feminine tastes and modes of seduction. This is what makes a perfume-centered history more interesting than a history of perfume: it illustrates an age through a niche and fresh subject.

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