100 Fragrances That Influenced Perfume History E-Book

Many of you have been asking me to continue the series 100 Fragrances That Influenced Perfume History. These articles still remain among the most visited ones on Bois de Jasmin for the behind-the-scenes information they offer, stories and the connections between famous fragrances and contemporary launches. Since Bois de Jasmin is going to turn 17 years old next year, I decided to put the series into an e-book, which I will make available to my readers as a gift. Your participation and support mean a lot to me, and I would have been able to maintain Bois de Jasmin over almost two decades without it. It would be my pleasure to share something special with you.

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The 100 Fragrances That Influenced Perfume History e-book will be available in fall-winter 2021, date TBD.

Any questions or requests? Please ask them in the comments below. Also, please let me know what would be your preferred format for the book.

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37 Comments

  • Aurora: So excited you are going to continue this wonderful series, I am looking forward to it and many thanks in advance for your work and research.

    In your post is written ‘available fall-winter 2020’. August 2, 2021 at 8:58am Reply

  • Andy: This is wonderful news and a great accomplishment. I refer back to this series of articles often, and find it an enjoyable and helpful way to understand the history and progression of modern perfume over time. I’m excited for what I’m sure will be a lovely e-book, and for the continuation of the series! August 2, 2021 at 8:58am Reply

    • Victoria: Thank you very much, Andy! August 2, 2021 at 9:15am Reply

    • Martha: I do the same thing! Bois de Jasmin is my favorite blog. August 2, 2021 at 10:24am Reply

  • Cornelia Blimber: So sorry that I cannot read the e-book…I don’t have the equipment. August 2, 2021 at 9:04am Reply

    • Victoria: You don’t need any special equipment. It’ll be a pdf file. August 2, 2021 at 9:14am Reply

      • Cornelia Blimber: I did suscribe…I hope I did it correctly! August 2, 2021 at 10:21am Reply

        • Victoria: Yes, it’s all correct! August 2, 2021 at 11:43am Reply

          • Cornelia Blimber: Thank you! looking forward to the e-book. August 2, 2021 at 4:05pm Reply

  • Eudora: Great news, you’ve been always so generous with us. Thanks Victoria. August 2, 2021 at 9:24am Reply

  • Perfumelover67: Wonderful news! Thank you, Victoria! I keep consulting the series very often and I have gotten many of the perfumes listed there based on it. Looking forward to the upcoming e-book release. August 2, 2021 at 9:57am Reply

  • Oksana: Wonderful news. Looking forward to reading it, Victoria. August 2, 2021 at 10:11am Reply

  • Debby: Pretty sure I was subscribed to the newsletter, but I just updated preferences anyway.
    Look forward to it, thanks, Victoria, you are so generous with your knowledge. August 2, 2021 at 11:23am Reply

  • Fina: Hola Victòria, llevo años suscrita a tus correos que leo con detenimiento y pasión. Me encantan y también tus vídeos por YouTube,!!! Muchas gracias por compartir tus conocimientos. Durante más de 40 años he trabajado en el mundo de las fragancias y ellas y su historia han formado parte de mi vida.
    Espero con impaciencia y con ilusión el lanzamiento de tu libro.
    Muchas gracias y un cariñoso saludo!!! August 2, 2021 at 11:25am Reply

  • Annie O.: I agree with everyone, this is a lovely gift for the curious and faithful. But every newsletter is a gift and a delight. As Eudora said, you have been so generous in sharing with us these many years. Thank you Victoria August 2, 2021 at 11:42am Reply

    • Debi: Thanks a lot for sharing. I have been a regular reader and an occasional commentator but I always enjoy your posts. I ticked both the options and updated my profile. Hope that works. August 2, 2021 at 12:41pm Reply

  • John: I have to say, I scanned the email and came to the page fully expecting to pay for this book and would have been very happy to do so…So thank you for this generous gift! I think that there are other past pieces that could be ordered or expanded (such as you great guide to developing your nose, or a collection of five star reviews), but next time feel free to charge me a little if you feel so inclined… This blog is very valuable to me, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who appreciates all of the knowledge, passion and care that make it such a pleasure to read. Anyway, thank you again — I look forward to the book! August 2, 2021 at 12:47pm Reply

  • Anastasia: Thank you for another wonderful gift Victoria!
    And for all the beauty, art and knowledge you have been sharing with us!
    It is so much appreciated! August 2, 2021 at 3:04pm Reply

  • Karina: This is wonderful – I look forward to it. If there is any way to donate to support the work or contribute somewhere, I would love to do so. And if there isn’t – I thank you again and even more for such a heartfelt and generous gift. August 2, 2021 at 3:30pm Reply

  • Kathy: Thank you; what a nice gift for your readers. Your site is one I trust for both your articles and the comments of your readers! May you and yours stay safe and healthy and prosperous in this challenging time! August 2, 2021 at 5:17pm Reply

  • Amanda: What a lovely and generous thought to do this, Victoria!
    I just love your site, such an interesting wealth of information on all things fragrant. I refer to it often and your reviews are beautifully and eloquently written..
    Looking forward very much to the upcoming e-book!
    Warmest wishes from Australia.
    Thank you. 🇦🇺🙏 August 2, 2021 at 7:28pm Reply

  • Teddy: Dear Victoria,
    Just found this! How captivating! I look forward to reading more of your work!
    Have a lovely day!
    Sincerely,
    Teddy August 2, 2021 at 10:53pm Reply

  • Ewan: Being tech-deficient I can only assume that I have subscribed correctly – I suppose it adds a little frisson to an action so often a matter of uninspiring simplicity.

    Thank you in advance, and in hope August 3, 2021 at 3:28am Reply

    • Victoria: If you’re using the same email as for commenting, then I don’t see it among my subscribers. Anyway, I just turned off the double opt-in, so all you need to do is to enter your email into the box in my post, and hit “Subscribe.” August 3, 2021 at 5:02am Reply

  • Ewan: Hi – so I think I’ve done it. Thanks for checking up, apparently I am a subscriber , so I updated the preferences.

    I’m sure you’re quite busy so thanks for your time August 3, 2021 at 6:00am Reply

  • Karensinthegarden: Thank you Victoria! BdJ is such a treasure trove of knowledge and inspiration! August 3, 2021 at 7:52am Reply

  • Julia: Thank you, Victoria! It is very kind of you to share with us, I look forward to reading it. August 4, 2021 at 1:59am Reply

  • Hilde: Congratulations with the 17 th anniversary of Bois de Jasmin next year.

    In 2019 I became to know your blog and since then it has become my ‘encyclopedia’ for research on perfumes. It is a joy to read your articles and to watch your videos.

    You have an excellent taste, Victoria, and your advices have already helped me quite a lot in my perfume choices. August 4, 2021 at 3:45am Reply

  • Kneale: Congratulations on your upcoming Bois de Jasmin anniversary, Victoria! Thank you so much for sharing your evocative and beautiful work with us. Warmest wishes! August 5, 2021 at 9:17am Reply

  • sandrab: Yes! I would like a copy sent to my email and I do subscribe to your newsletter but haven’t gotten one in some time. PDF format is good August 5, 2021 at 10:43am Reply

    • Victoria: I will notify all of you via the newsletter once the e-book becomes available. There will be a link to download the book. August 5, 2021 at 11:37am Reply

  • Daisy: Wonderful, wonderful news! Congratulations on 17 years! A virtual glass of champagne for many more! August 5, 2021 at 4:00pm Reply

  • Marc: Thank you for always being so generous with your content. I’ve enjoyed your blog posts so much. You have sparked my interest in classic perfume and I made my first purchase of Mitsouko last month thanks to you. I’m on my way to collect L’Heurre Bleue, Jicky and Samsara. Have a great day 😀 August 6, 2021 at 1:36am Reply

  • Tom-Scott Gordon: I bought a 75ml Mitsouko EDP spray around 2012 or so. I think this may be among the interim-formula years. It had the golden box with vertical stripes and a rectangle title block at the top, not like today’s with the gold square in the middle. Vintage ones apparently all had the B&W zig-zag pattern. I want the longest lasting unspoiled extrait. Would I be happy with this newest version at literally less than 1/2 the price? August 8, 2021 at 2:31pm Reply

  • Ewan: There are scenys of the uture August 9, 2021 at 2:17pm Reply

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