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Scent and Subversion Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume
Scent and Subversion Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume

Scent and Subversion

Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume

 

Let Scent and Subversion take you for a whiff on the wild side of 20th century perfume.

In Scent and Subversion: Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume, Barbara Herman continues her irreverent, poetic, and often humorous analysis of vintage perfumes and perfume ads that she began on her popular blog YesterdaysPerfume.com. The book features descriptions of over 300 perfumes, starting with Fougère Royale (1882) and ending with Demeter's Laundromat (2000).

The perfect book for perfume aficionados (aka "perfumistas") as well as connoisseurs of modern fashion and design.


Devilbiss Perfume Bottles: 1907 to 1968
Devilbiss Perfume Bottles: 1907 to 1968

Devilbiss Perfume Bottles: 1907 to 1968


The first-ever complete guide to collecting and understanding the perfume bottles and related vanity products produced by DeVilbiss, the world's foremost manufacturer of the 20th century. This expansive volume tells the tale of a truly remarkable company, its products, and its people. It includes over 900 photos of 1,000 bottles, lamps, and accessories from the authors' extensive collection several of the other most important DeVilbiss collections in America. The text provides information from never-before-seen DeVilbiss Company archives, including specifications, design and engineering drawings, product descriptions, and company correspondence. Special focus is given to the glass manufacturers that supplied bottles to DeVilbiss. Also included is an exploration of the early cut and decorated bottles from Bohemia and the American Brilliant period, the opulent designs of the 1920s, the recovery from Depression along with new tastes of the 1930s, and the post-war embrace of the glass masters of Murano, Germany, and France.


The Art of René Lalique, flacons and powder boxes
The Art of René Lalique, flacons and powder boxes

The Art of René Lalique - flacons and powder boxes


In this lavishly illustrated art book, Christie Mayer Lefkowith presents a comprehensive photographic and historical review of the art of René Lalique, as expressed in the flacons and powder boxes that he created for perfumers, and also as decorative objects to be sold by René Lalique et Cie. Her authoritative analysis reveals how René Lalique drew inspiration from nature, from literature and from various schools of art, and yet would always interpret these influences through his singular perspective. 498 pages, 703 color illustrations 


Guerlain, Perfume Bottles Since 1828
Guerlain, Perfume Bottles Since 1828

Guerlain, Perfume Bottles Since 1828


Michele and Alain Monniot, driven by their passion and uncontested knowledge of the Guerlain history, have searched the archives of the Guerlain company and of their glass makers, Baccarat Pochet & du Courval and Saint-Gobain for several years. The adventure of the most prestigious of the French perfume houses has been recounted with superb pictures and hitherto unpublished anecdotes. More than seven hundred photographs of bottles, boxes, perfumery articles, original watercolours, advertisements and diverse pictures illustrate this book.


Perfume Presentation: 100 Years of Artistry
Perfume Presentation: 100 Years of Artistry

Perfume Presentation: 100 Years of Artistry


Documents and identifies 100 years of commercial perfume bottle design. 530 color illustrations.


Perfumes: The A-Z Guide
Perfumes: The A-Z Guide

Perfumes: The A-Z Guide


Pompous names, bizarre ads, hundreds of new scents a year?the multibillion-dollar business of fragrance has long resisted understanding. At last the first critical?and critically acclaimed?guide to perfume illuminates the mysteries of this secretive industry. Lifelong perfume fanatics Luca Turin (best known as the subject of Chandler Burr?s The Emperor of Scent) and Tania Sanchez exalt, wisecrack, and scold through their reviews with passion, eloquence, and erudition, making this book a must-have for anyone looking for a brilliant fragrance?or just a brilliant read.


Perfume Legends: French Feminine Fragrances
Perfume Legends: French Feminine Fragrances

Perfume Legends: French Feminine Fragrances


This is a fascinating book for anyone with even a passing interest in perfume. Charting all the great scents since the launch of Guerlain's Jicky in 1889 to Mugler's Angel in 1992, this tells the story of some of the world's most famous fragrances. Edwards's passion for the subject makes this more a great read than just a reference book. Information value: Outstanding. Everyone will find the story of the creation, name and design of one of their favourite scents, including Chanel No 5, Tabu, Joy, Nuit de Nol and Opium.' Newby Hands, Harpers & Queen


Commercial Perfume Bottles
Commercial Perfume Bottles

Commercial Perfume Bottles


Over 800 beautiful color photos of perfume bottles ranging from the exquisite flacons of Lalique, Baccarat, Viard, Brosse, Jollivet, Cristal Nancy, Wheaton, C.K. Brenda, and Lucien Guillard to figural bottles and dimestore novelties. Bottles with the original packaging are included, as are catalogs and advertising photographs. An important book for collectors.


The Art of Perfume: Discovering and Collecting Perfume Bottles
The Art of Perfume: Discovering and Collecting Perfume Bottles

 The Art of Perfume

Discovering and Collecting Perfume Bottles


This illustrated survey of perfume bottles and flacons presents many of the most striking designs, outlines the historical and social background to their creation, and reflects the talents of leading designers (Gaillard, Viard) and glassmakers (Baccarat, Depinoix, Brosse), as well as inspired creations resulting from close collaborations between designers and leading figures in the fine art world such as Paul Iribe and Georges Lepape. Over 200 illustrations in colour and a reference section listing over 500 major perfumers, designers and glassmakers, this book should prove to be of interest to collectors, to anyone interested in fashion and social history, and to designers of all kinds seeking imaginative inspiration.


Classic Perfume Advertising, 1920-1970
Classic Perfume Advertising, 1920-1970

Classic Perfume Advertising 1920-1970


Someone once said, "There is nothing new under the sun only new ways to do things." This could be the anthem of the agencies that produced the advertisements shown in this exciting new book. Perfume magazine ads not only tell the story of the brand, they are on the resums of many of the world's most famous fine artists.The images shown here represent great perfume houses at the height of their marketing prowess: Guerlain, Schiaparelli, Caron, Lentheric, Hattie Carnegie, Lanvin, Houbigant, and more. To make their brands unforgettable they hired the most creative talents available, including Andy Warhol, Dugo, Vladimir Bobrtsy (aka bobri), and fabulous photographers like Irving Penn and Edward Jacobson. These talents artists thrived in the fast paced, very lucrative perfume industry. For the perfume bottle collector, advertising historian, and those active in graphic arts, this beautiful book has over 370 magnificent images, in full color, that are responsible for the sale of millions of dollars worth of fragrance through the years.


Guerlain
Guerlain

Guerlain


Eau de Cologne Imperiale, Jicky, l'Heure Bleue, Mitsouko, Shalimar: these immortal classics of the fifth sense are landmarks in the remarkable history of the House of Guerlain. Since its founding in 1828, Guerlain has created subtle compositions light years away from simple floral imitations. These fragrances invoke a mood in which romanticism and mystery are combined, and have attracted a prestigious clientele that includes royalty and connoisseurs. At the turn of the century, Aime Guerlain, the creator of Jicky, composed the famous magic formula Guerlinade - a velvety, intoxicating alliance of rose, jasmine, vanilla and tonka bean - which has become the sensual hallmark of every creation, including the most recent ones. It is a note that stirs the emotions and embodies the spirit of a great perfumer and his legend.


Commercial Fragrance Bottles
Commercial Fragrance Bottles

Commercial Fragrance Bottles


Over 1000 examples of commercial fragrance bottles in beautiful full color photos. With examples spanning every decade of the 20th century, collectors will find a representative assortment of the most beautiful creations to satisfy the most avid aficionado.


Antique Trader Perfume Bottles Price Guide
Antique Trader Perfume Bottles Price Guide

Antique Trader Perfume Bottles Price Guide


A precious commodity since ancient times, the powerful presence of perfume lies not in the fragrance alone, as you'll discover after spending just a few minutes with the beautiful new reference to the regal world of antique and vintage perfume bottles.

Each of the bottles in this book (which includes commercial successes such as Avon and Coty, and high-end spectacles including Chanel No. 5 and Lalique) is represented in a stunning color photos, accompanies by recent auction and realized pricing, plus, production information to assist the accurate identification of these containers.


The Estee Lauder Solid Perfume Compact Collection 1967-2001
The Estee Lauder Solid Perfume Compact Collection 1967-2001

The Estee Lauder Solid Perfume Compact Collection 1967-2001


Every year since 1967, the Estee Lauder Company has introduced an annual collection of limited edition solid perfume compacts for the holiday season. Collectors and dealers have longed for a book devoted to this subject, and Roselyn Gerson has worked closely with the Estee Lauder Company to assure accurate documentation. The book contains listings and color photos of Estee Lauder solid perfumes and pendants created from 1967 through 2001. There are vintage images of Estee Lauder, and a thorough history of the company. Recent Internet auction results for the items, and current collector values for every item are provided. 224 pages.


Glamour Icons: Perfume Bottle Design
Glamour Icons: Perfume Bottle Design

Glamour Icons: Perfume Bottle Design


Glamour Icons is a collection of Marc Rosen's remarkable bottle designs, as well as a selection of perfume bottles from the last century that he considers iconic. It abounds with industry back stories never published before about working at his first job with Revlon founder the imperious Charles Revson, his career at Elizabeth Arden, his collaboration with the fashion houses of Chloé, Karl Lagerfeld, Fendi, Perry Ellis, Ellen Tracy, and Jill Stuart, as well as with celebrities such as Joan Rivers, Christina Aguilera and Celine Dion. The book recounts intriguing stories about working with Princess Grace of Monaco and Saudi Prince Fahad and about the experience that changed his life, working on a fragrance with Arlene Dahl.


Perfume Bottles (Pocket Collectors)
Perfume Bottles (Pocket Collectors)

Perfume Bottles (Pocket Collectors)


Discover the powerful allure of the perfume bottle with collectables expert Judith Miller. This work includes over 450 exquisite designs - from Victorian cut glass and streamlined Modernist creations to rare design classics and quirky novelty items. It also includes iconic bottles from leading makers such as Guerlain, Schiaparelli, and Balenciaga with a star-rating system indicating the value of every bottle. This is the perfect guide for those who love to indulge their senses.


Czechoslovakian Perfume Bottles and Boudoir Accessories
Czechoslovakian Perfume Bottles and Boudoir Accessories

Czechoslovakian Perfume Bottles and Boudoir Accessories 


Price guide with values updated in 2003 included This classic book has been out of print for five years, and used copies have actually sold for $200 on the Internet! Now this volume is back in print in a greatly expanded, revised edition. Collectors will be pleased to know that all pages of the original edition have been retained. They contain vital information on importers, makers, trade names, marks, styles, colors, decorations, and extensive catalog and advertising reprints. More than 800 perfume bottles are shown in color. The revised edition adds new essays by three leading perfume bottle authorities.


The Spirit of Saint Louis: Perfume Bottle Auction XVIII
The Spirit of Saint Louis: Perfume Bottle Auction XVIII

The Spirit of Saint Louis: Perfume Bottle Auction XVIII


Monsen & Baer Perfume Bottle Auction XVIII - May 2, 2008. St. Louis, Missouri.


The Mystique of Perfume: Perfume Bottle Auction XVII
The Mystique of Perfume: Perfume Bottle Auction XVII

The Mystique of Perfume: Perfume Bottle Auction XVII


Monsen & Baer Perfume Bottle Auction XVII. Atlanta, Georgia - May 4, 2007


The Allure of Perfume: Perfume Bottle Auction XVI
The Allure of Perfume: Perfume Bottle Auction XVI

The Allure of Perfume: Perfume Bottle Auction XVI


Monsen and Baer, INC released the new perfume bottle auction XVI! The auction was held in Washington D.C. on April 28th, 2006. This lovely book consists of full color photos of a wide variety of collectible perfume bottles, along with an estimated value; there is also a actual prices realized list included with the book. French, German, Czechoslovakian, European, and American bottles make up this breathtaking book. Some of the bottles and brands pictured in this book include Czechoslovakia Schiaparelli, Golliwog, Lancome, Coty, and more.


The World of Perfume: Perfume Bottle Auction XV
The World of Perfume: Perfume Bottle Auction XV

The World of Perfume: Perfume Bottle Auction XV


Monsen & Baer Perfume Bottle Auction XV. Dallas, Texas - April 30, 2005


The Wonder Of Perfume: Perfume Bottle Auction XIV, April 30, 2004
The Wonder Of Perfume: Perfume Bottle Auction XIV, April 30, 2004

The Wonder Of Perfume:Perfume Bottle Auction XIV


Monsen & Baer Perfume Bottle Auction XV. Dallas, Texas - April 30, 2004


The Wonderful World of Collecting Perfume Bottles
The Wonderful World of Collecting Perfume Bottles

The Wonderful World of Collecting Perfume Bottles


The Wonderful World of Collecting Perfume Bottles, a book about perfume bottles and fragrances, will tell of a commercial endeavor that would become so significant that no other glass form has produced such a profusion of design, pattern, shape, and elegant presentation. This book features approximately 600 different bottle designs by well-known perfume houses such as Chanel, Coty, Raphael, Hudnut, Guerlain, D'Orsay, and many more. Revered bottle makers such as Pochet et du Courval, Lalique, Hoffman, Baccarat, and Sandwich will be seen. There are interesting sections about the Sandwich Glass Company's bottles and French bottles from the 1800s that will enchant even the most sophisticated collector. Also presented are educational charts for patent date identification, bottle marks, articles dating bottles, plus tips and ideas that collectors will find interesting and useful. 


Collectible Miniature Perfume Bottles
Collectible Miniature Perfume Bottles

Collectible Miniature Perfume Bottles


Featuring over five hundred color photographs, Collectible Miniature Perfume Bottles is a treasure trove of beautiful flacons dating from the nineteenth century to the present day, presented in thematic chapters covering classic, designer, popular, trademark and celebrity perfume bottles. Whether you are a long-term perfume bottle collector or novice, this book is sure to delight. But newcomers, be warned: once you start collecting, you won't be able to stop. . .


Lalique: Perfume Bottles
Lalique: Perfume Bottles

Lalique: Perfume Bottles


A history of Lalique's bottles from 1907 to the present. Heavily illustrated in color (some b&w) photos.


Mueller's Overview of American Compacts & Vanity Cases
Mueller's Overview of American Compacts & Vanity Cases

Mueller's Overview of American Compacts & Vanity Cases


Laura M. Mueller, author of two volumes of the Collector's Encyclopedia of Compacts, Carryalls & Face Powder Boxes, is back with a new title. Though written on the same subject as her previous books, this new book is unique. It is largely an overview of American compacts, with just a few European examples for interest, accented with museum pieces and backed by years of research. Readers will learn about Richard Gaige and his works, Rex, and collections of Volupté, as well as pieces that are real 'knockouts,' items that reflect what most people think of when they think of American compacts. The idea for this volume began with a Volupté compact from the Richard Gaige family, and the book presents the definitive biography of Gaige, the major designer for Volupté. Descriptions, sizes, and pertinent facts about every compact showcased are presented, and there are more than 200 dazzling full-color photographs. 2008 values.


Lips of Luxury Levres de luxe
Lips of Luxury Levres de luxe

Lips of Luxury Levres de luxe

 

An exquisite look at the history of lipstick and lipstick cases. 


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