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Perfume: Joy, Scandal, Sin
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Perfume: Joy, Scandal, Sin (Hardback)

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Synopsis

This thought-provoking volume transports readers to France of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, beginning with Napoleon's love of perfume and the erotic importance he attached to it, through the lore and symbolism fragrance enjoyed in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Europe. By the early twentieth century, perfume's place as one of France's most important luxury industries was recognized and celebrated, and timeless fragrances--such as Chanel No. 5, Shalimar, Arpeges, and Joy--were launched. The distinctive bottles for these new essences and the art movements that inspired their design are detailed throughout the book, as are paintings, poetry, and literature that reveal the power of perfume and its ability to recall the past and evoke sensuality. According to nineteenth-century perfumer Eugene Rimmel, "the history of perfume is, in some manner, the history of civilization." Through fascinating text accompanied by gorgeous imagery, including packaging, labels, and advertisements, "Perfume: Joy, Scandal, Sin" explores perfume's impact on history, culture, society, art, and attitudes.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyAntiques & collectablesJewellery incl Buttons & Pins Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications Publication Date: 02/11/2006 ISBN-13: 9780847828326  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 02/11/2006.  

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