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How Much Scent is Too Much?—Victorian Advice for Ladies and Gentlemen

Victorian advice on how much scent a lady or a gentleman could wear before becoming offensive. ...

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Victorian Hairspray: A Brief History of Gum Solutions and Bandoline

Long before the twentieth century invention of aerosol hairspray, Victorian women were using sticky hair products to fix their wayward locks stiffly into place....

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A Simple Coiffure: Basic Hairstyles for Victorian Women of Moderate Means

Victorian women of moderate means favored practical hairstyles such as firmly pinned plaits, simple chignons, and rolls bound up in a hair net or secured with a ribbon....

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A Passion for Auburn Hair: Victorian Views On Reddish-Brown Tresses

By the Victorian era, the passion for auburn hair had reached a fever pitch. ...

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The Scent of Violets: Perfume, Cosmetics, and Crime in the Late Victorian Era

Violet was the reigning fragrance of the 1890s. It was used to scent everything from perfumes to tooth powder....

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A Fashionable Coiffure: Rolls, Plaits, and other Popular Hairstyles of 1863

In the 1860s, hair was arranged in enormous rolls, plaited into intricately woven patterns, or bound up into silken nets or velvet hoods....

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Mimi’s books are also available at Penguin Random House, IndieBound and Powell’s, and at Amazon in the UK, Australia, and Canada.

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