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Barbara Herman has been the go-to expert on vintage perfume since she began her blog, Yesterday’s Perfume (yesterdaysperfume.com), in 2008. (Yesterday's Perfume was named by the Huffington Post as one of the top three perfume blogs.) A former editor for TrèsSugar.com, she's now a freelance copywriter and fragrance expert for global perfume distributor Intertrade Europe, Elle.com, the NYC-based beauty blog refinery29.com, and niche fragrance retailer LuckyScent.com. She has contributed essays on perfume history to TheState.ae and vintagelifemagazine.com, and she was recently interviewed by Basenotes.net as a vintage perfume expert.
I met the author at her book signing At Scent Bar in Los Angeles.
I've been a lover of vintage perfume for many years, and I highly recommend this book to everyone interested in the subject, from newbie to serious collector.
Throughout the book are pictures like posters for a scent cinema or as Barbara writes... "like movie posters to perfume's invisible cinema."
Great book. If you interested in perfumes and collect them as I do, this book is for you!! Or if you are new to the world of scents, this book if for you!! Read morePublished 3 days ago by Donna
This was not that good, not bad, but I wish I had saved my money.Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
Informative, objective reviews of vintage scents, some sadly discontinued. Really gives you a wonderful exploration of the history of perfume. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Marianne
I loved Luca Turin's and Tania Sanchez's Perfume Guide, and am very pleased that Barbara Herman did a similar service for perfumes that are either discontinued or hard-to-find. Read morePublished 2 months ago by S. Gann
I've been a lover of vintage perfume for many years, and I highly recommend this book to everyone interested in the subject, from newbie to serious collector. Read morePublished 2 months ago by M. Browning
I've thoroughly enjoyed reading Scent and subversion. Have long been intrigued with vintage scents and Barbara has composed a perfect guide to help categorize and prioritize my... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Susan B.
This book contains several evocative snippets of sensual prose. I found it a delight to read Herman's descriptions from her olfactory excursions. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rogerfromrhodesia
This is such a sensual read. Not merely in the sexual sense of the word, but full on in the sensory experience. Read morePublished 5 months ago by River Wilson
Very well researched and written...The author gave an insight into the perfume world based on history, while highlighting the promise of new perfume and perfumers on the horizon... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Steve C Clark