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Scents & Sensibility

The incredible stories of 100 perfumes from a whole century of scents. 

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Lizzie Ostrom is a lifelong fragrance fan, who 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.

Join Lizzie, 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. 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 in Perfume: A Century of Scents.

Read an exclusive extract about THE iconic ’80s perfume, Dior’s love it or loathe it Poison, here


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Perfume: A Century of Scents, is out now.

Find out more on Lizzie’s website: www.odettetoilette.com or follow her on Twitter @OdetteToilette

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