Fashion Scents: Style And Perfume From Chanel To Madonna by Nicoletta Polla-mattiotFashion Scents: Style And Perfume From Chanel To Madonna by Nicoletta Polla-mattiot

Fashion Scents: Style And Perfume From Chanel To Madonna

byNicoletta Polla-mattiot

Hardcover | January 3, 2018

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•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.
Nicoletta Polla-Mattiot has been working as a magazine and newspaper journalist for over twenty years. She began her career by writing investigative reports and articles on fashion and social trends for La Stampa and later La Repubblica. She then specialised in the conception, planning and development of women's periodicals, working fo...
Title:Fashion Scents: Style And Perfume From Chanel To MadonnaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 10.26 × 7.79 × 0.77 inPublished:January 3, 2018Publisher:Ore Cultura Srl (Acc)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:8866483702

ISBN - 13:9788866483700

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Photography and Extremely Well Written I purchased this book recently as a birthday present (wished I had waited a little longer because it's now even cheaper online). It's about perfume throughout the eras 1920-1980s. The author discusses some of the most influential scents and how the era influenced the making of a scent and how a scent shaped a person. There is little talk about men's cologne and is mostly about perfume made for women. The book is beautifully written; the way scent is described reminds me how a pro would speak about wine. The photography is excellent and it's a very easy read. It was hard to pace myself (I read it in three days). It makes a great addition to any beauty lovers collection of coffee table books. The only reason I didn't give the book a 5 star is because I would have liked the author to explore perfume in the 90s and 2000s. I feel two whole eras that are missing would have been very informative and interesting and would have made this book perfect.
Date published: 2018-04-12