Perfume

The first book of its kind: A Definitive Guide To The World Of Perfume

 

 

Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez are experts in the world of scent. Turin, a renowned scientist, and Sanchez, a longtime Perfume critic, have spent years sniffing the world’s most elegant and beautiful–as well as some truly terrible–Perfumes
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In Perfumes: The Guide, they combine their talents and experience to review more than twelve hundred fragrances, separating the divine from the good from the monumentally awful. Through witty, irreverent, and illuminating prose, the reviews in Perfumes not only provide consumers with an essential guide to shopping for fragrance, but also make for a unique reading experience.

Perfumes features introductions to women’s and men’s fragrances and an informative “frequently asked questions” section including:
• What is the difference between eau de toilette and perfume?
• How long can I keep Perfume before it goes bad?
• What’s better: splash bottles or spray atomizers?
• What are Perfumes
made of?
• Should I change my fragrance each season?

For Perfumes: The Guide, Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez tested nearly 1,500 fragrances–some glorious, some foul. Here they offer some humble advice on finding something worth loving among the stinkers.

Review

“This comprehensive book is unfailingly entertaining…Their passion for a few scents and their outrage at the others’ failings make for entry after entry of hilarious, catty comments interspersed with occasional erudite, eloquent disquisitions…This will be a must-have for anyone who already loves perfumes…and those who aren’t utterly perfume-obsessed will still appreciate the opening essays on olfactory science, the history of perfume, general types of fragrances and how to choose perfumes.”
-Publishers Weekly,

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