Perfume (Paperback)

A Century of Scents

By Lizzie Ostrom

Pegasus Books, 9781681775135, 384pp.

Publication Date: September 12, 2017



There was the patriotic impact of English Lavender during World War I and perfumes that captured the Egyptomania of the 1920s. Estee Lauder created "Youth Dew" and with it, distilled the essence of 1950's suburbia. Patchouli oil--the "anti-perfume" of the 1960s--was sure to keep money out of the hands of corporations and "the man." And who could forget the fervor created by the grunge androgyny of CK One? Scent is truly the passport to memory, makingPerfume both a lush treat and an insightful examination of the twentieth century through the most mysterious of the five sense.