Perfume - A Century of Scents

Author(s): Lizzie Ostrom


The incredible stories of 100 perfumes from a whole century of scents. Signature scents and now lost masterpieces; the visionaries who conceived them; the wild and wonderful campaigns that launched them; the women and men who wore them - every perfume has a tale to tell. Join Lizzie Ostrom, dubbed 'the Heston Blumenthal of perfume' (Daily Mail), on an olfactory adventure as she explores the trends and crazes that have shaped the way we've spritzed.


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The incredible stories of 100 perfumes in all their fragrant glory - ten lovingly chosen scents for each decade of the twentieth century.

Lizzie Ostrom is one of our most exciting commentators on all things perfume. A lifelong fragrance fan, she began hosting events for people to discover the world of scent in 2010, under her alter ego of Odette Toilette. From evenings on the aroma of outer space, to scent tours of art galleries and trips to the past through perfume, Lizzie brings intelligence and wit to this most ravishing of subjects. She has worked with many fashion brands, as well as cultural and scientific institutions including the Tate, Royal Academy, Royal Institution, Royal Observatory Greenwich and The British Museum. She is also the co-host of the popular podcast Life in Scents. Lizzie lives in London and her favourite perfume changes far too often. Find out more on her website:

General Fields

  • : 9780091954536
  • : Cornerstone
  • : Hutchinson
  • : September 2015
  • : 222mm X 156mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : 1115
  • : en
  • : 668.54
  • : 288
  • : 100 b&w line drawings
  • : Lizzie Ostrom