Scent & Subversion
Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume
By Barbara Herman
(Lyons Press, Hardcover, 9780762784387, 281pp.)
Publication Date: November 2013
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In Scent And Subversion, Barbara Herman explains how, at the turn of the 20th century, most perfumes were still just one note, floral. Then along came a fragrance that changed everything. "With Chanel No. 5," Herman says, "Coco Chanel said, 'A woman needs to smell like a woman, and not a rose.'" More at NPR.org
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