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Perfume: A Century of Scents Hardcover – 22 Oct 2015

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  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Hutchinson (22 Oct. 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091954533
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091954536
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 3.5 x 22.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 277,511 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A wonderful, well-informed read... Charming and illuminating... I loved it… if you're thinking about Christmas presents I would buy it..." (India Knight Spectator)

"Lizzie Ostrom’s entertaining romp through a century of perfumes, ten per decade from 1900 to 1999… This book is as delectable an artefact as the product it describesthe perfect accompaniment to a bottle of J’Adore in your stocking." (Suzi Feay Independent)

"A really enjoyable, fun book... a great stocking filler." (BBC Radio 2 Fact Not Fiction Book Club The Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman)

"Beautifully written and illustrated with a sumptuous cover, this would make a perfect gift." (Cathy Rentzenbrink Stylist)

"More social history than beauty book... the witty insights and fun, chatty style make this a lush treat or a gorgeous gift." (Alexandra Heminsley The Debrief)

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Signature scents and now lost masterpieces; the visionaries who conceived them; the wild and wonderful campaigns that launched them; the women and men who wore them - every perfume has a tale to tell.

Join Lizzie Ostrom, dubbed 'the Heston Blumenthal of perfume' (Daily Mail), on an olfactory adventure as she explores the trends and crazes that have shaped the way we've spritzed.

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