Help out one of our favorite fume bloggers!

Another terrific perfume-related project is getting off the ground, and you can help!

Barbara Herman of the wonderful blog Yesterday’s Perfume is writing a book.  About, you guessed it, perfume, to be called Scent and Subversion: A Century of Provocative Perfume (via Lyon Press, due out fall of 2013).  And she’s raising money through Indiegogo.  And you can help.

Barbara’s fundraising page introduces her book in more detail, and offers some fun perks for donators (you don’t have to accept them, but who wouldn’t want a vial of vintage goodies?).  Briefly, her book will present some beautiful vintage ads, discuss perfume in the context of culture and gender studies, and interview modern perfumers.

Go check out some of her writing on Yesterday’s Perfume, if you’re not already familiar with it.  It’s well worth reading, even if you have nothing but disdain for scent from another era.  (She might just change your mind!) 

THERE ARE ONLY FOUR DAYS LEFT.  The goal’s almost reached, but every little bit counts, of course, so check it out and consider helping to get this book published.  As for me, I might go gloat over my vintage miniatures and reread some of Barbara’s reviews…

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Upcoming: Short Review of The Little Book of Perfumes (Turin/Sanchez, 2011)

 

You know this is going to be available in a few days, right?  you have heard of this, right?  No?  It’s a trimmed-down, sometimes-updated version of the behemoth collection of Turin&Sanchez reviews we all love to hate/hate to love, plus reviews of four classics only smellable at the Osmotheque in recreated original form (Coty Chypre, L’Origan, Emeraude, and Fath Iris Gris).  Read more about it here, if you want more explanation.

I’ll review it here this week.  I have a publicity copy right here in my hot little hands, and I’ll dish the dirt for you.  The short version: if you’ve already got Perfumes: The Guide in hardback, or Perfumes from A to Z in paperback, you probably don’t need it.  If you’re me (and you own both books), you’ll probably want it anyway.  Just because.

I shamelessly lifted the image of the book from Now Smell This.

 

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