For the past four years, I've been collecting, sniffing and writing about vintage perfume on this blog. I've done it as a labor of love (as I hope is obvious!), and I'm grateful that I get a chance to pour more of that passion into my new book, Scent and Subversion: A Century of Provocative Perfume (Lyons Press, 2013).
As you perfume lovers know — vintage perfume ain't cheap. Even a decant of vintage perfume can be $20 for 1 ml; forget the rare bottles! I've spent a small fortune over the years collecting this stuff and sharing my thoughts about it, and if you've enjoyed what you've read here and learned about vintage perfume as a result, perhaps you could contribute to the fundraising campaign I've started on Indiegogo.
I'm almost finished with Scent and Subversion, but I still need to travel to interview perfume folks (in France and Germany), and I still need to acquire the remaining perfumes and perfume ads to complete the book.