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    DescriptionFor centuries, people have taken what seems to be an instinctive pleasure in rubbing scents into their skin, and using them to pray, to heal, and to make love. Yet in many ways perfumery is a lost art, its creative and sensual possibilities eclipsed by the dominance of synthetic ingredients. In Essence and Alchemy , winner of the Sense of Smell Institute's Richard B. Solomon Award, Mandy Aftel unearths a forgotten world in which scent was celebrated by poets, contemplated by philosophers, and universally appreciated for its profound resonance with body, mind, and soul. And she seduces the adventurous into experiencing firsthand the pleasures of working with natural essences.

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    Essence and Alchemy
    A Book of Perfume
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mandy Aftel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 133 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    ISBN 13: 9780865476431
    ISBN 10: 0865476438

    BIC E4L: BEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.7
    BIC subject category V2: TBX, WJH
    BISAC V2.8: TEC056000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 668.54
    BISAC V2.8: HEA003000
    North Point Press
    Imprint name
    North Point Press
    Publication date
    01 May 2002