I Married Adventure: the Perfume.

Elizabeth Bauer Design

I think most of us have witnessed the popularity of the vintage zebra-print book, "I Married Adventure." Osa Johnson's 1940 memoir chronicles her marriage to Martin, their life on a houseboat in Borneo, their exploits with wild animals in Kenya, and their filming expeditions in the Congo.

O Magazine

Was I surprised to open the June issue of O Magazine to see a new line of perfumes by Byredo, inspired by I Married Adventure. I love that they're styled with the vintage book!

Each fragrance comes in a 30 ml bottle and tells a unique story of a diverse origin remembering India, Africa and parts of Europe.

Vintage Girl

Who knew that this "cult-like" book would be published in almost every designer/shelter magazine this past decade. And, it's still going strong!

Lonny Magazine

House Beautiful

Decor Pad

Apartment 412

Osa & Martin Johnson

The Johnson's adventures are still being told. Osa's books prominently displayed on cocktail tables & bookshelves. Perfumes resting on vanity tables.

I bet that the Johnson's would be thrilled to know that their legacy still lives on.


Erica Amina said…
What an awesome post. I'm going to look for those perfumes now. I was born in Kenya but had never heard of the author or the books until I read about them n your blog last year. I hunted for them and found both books for less that $15 total in a book shop in ND. Talk about luck!
FrenchBlue said…
There is only one thing I can say about this...
Cashon&Co said…
wait what? that is so cool! it' s like a secret society that i want to be a part of!
How did you happen to notice the book in all these photos? Did you go searching for them? I don't have this book and I haven't read it. I guess I'm going to have to keep an eye out for it. Thanks!
vicki archer said…
I would love to try those perfumes....must start hunting....xv
What a clever idea......and you always find them Lynn. Love the packaging and the perfume names and the book and the photos and the whole post actually. Much love XO
great post! I love the book and have several copies but all the same, I did not know there was a series,
hope you liked the post with your pic- thanks again
La Dolfina said…
Wow... where have I been? I've never seen or heard of this book... now you've got me obsessing over it. I must find that book :)
Great post
This is fabulous!! and all the picture with the books... love it! I now need to buy the book to red it and also use it in my coffee table!! thanks for sharing! Hope you are having a great day!

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