Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez present the definitive guide to perfume. Combining scientific authority with experience, they review approximately 1800 scents.

ISBN: 9781846681271 Author: Turin, Luca Publisher: PROFILE BOOKS Publication Date: 22nd October 2009 Imprint: Profile Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 668.5403 (edition:22) Pages: 620 Language: English Edition: Revised and updated Edition Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

‘I’ve long wished perfumery to be taken seriously as an art, and for scent critics to be as fierce as opera critics, and for the wearers of certain “fragrances” to be hissed in public, while others are cheered. This year has brought Perfumes: The Guide by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez, which I breathed in, rather than read, in one delighted gulp.’ Hilary Mantel, GuardianPerfumes: The Guide is the culmination of Turin’s lifelong obsession and rare scientific flair and Sanchez’s stylish and devoted blogging about every scent that she’s ever loved and loathed. Together they make a fine and utterly persuasive argument for the unrecognised craft of perfume-making. Perfume writing has certainly never been this honest, compelling or downright entertaining.

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