Barbara

I am a writer, editor, copywriter, and perfume blogger/consultant based in New York City. An academic by training with a pop sensibility, I feel as comfortable writing about lipstick and hemlines as I do writing about avant-garde cinema or art, and I can enjoy pop culture with a critical eye.

I have written for Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York, Vintage Life Magazine, The State, and I’ve been interviewed on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” I’ve also contributed writing to Refinery29.com, LuckyScent.com, PopMatters.com and BuzzSugar.com. For three years, I was the editor of Tr├ĘsSugar.com.

My first nonfiction book, Scent and Subversion: Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume (Lyons Press, 2013) was inspired by research and writing I did for my perfume blog, YesterdaysPerfume.com.

I have an MA in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley, where I studied American literature, film theory, and cultural theory. My BA in English Literature is from New York University.

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