About the book

Over the past few years, celebrity fragrances have grown into a multi-million dollar industry.  And we arent just talking about pop stars and entertainment icons who have their own scents; everyone who is anyone has their own fragrance — reality TV stars, obscure actors, opera singers, athletes, models and even popular authors.

It is a phenomenon that remains undocumented. Until now.

WHO SAYS FAME STINKS? is a comprehensive look at the stars who create and shill perfume internationally.

The book delves back into the history of perfume, all the way back to the launch of the first celebrity fragrance — the eponymous fragrance of popular stage actress Kate Claxton by Woodworth Company in 1874. Before long, opera divas starting putting their own names on fragrances. And an entire genre of fragrances was born.

Author Ron Lasko has been researching, collecting, and documenting celebrity fragrances since 2003. His collection boasts nearly 1200 fragrances. Lasko is currently looking for a publisher.

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