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    DescriptionRoja Dove's passion for fragrance is contagious. As the world's leading perfume authority, Dove takes us on an extravagant journey through the world of scent, from Ancient Egypt, where myth has it that the fragrance Kypi induced mass surrender, through to the 1920s, when Jean Harlow's husband - maddened by his love and frustrated by his impotence - drenched himself in his wife's perfume before ending his life. We hear about the many episodes born from the bitter rivalry between Coco Chanel and "that Italian", Elsa Schiaparelli, and which of today's celebrity fragrances are the most offensive. The Essence of Perfume is the first book by the world's only Professeur de Parfums, and it is as captivating as it is informative. Beginning with a comprehensive discussion of the sense of smell and the materials of the master perfumer, The Essence of Perfume goes on to celebrate the great classics, the makers who brought them to life and the bottle makers who gave them shape. In an age where the methods and motivations of the original perfumers are all but forgotten, Roja Dove unfolds the gripping story of scent with all the passion and devotion of a true artist.

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    The Essence of Perfume
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roja Dove
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 212 mm
    Height: 306 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 2,240 g
    ISBN 13: 9781908966469
    ISBN 10: 1908966467

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BEA
    DC22: 391
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    LC classification: TT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    BIC subject category V2: AKTH
    B&T Approval Code: A97603600
    BISAC V2.8: DES005000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 27
    Abridged Dewey: 746
    BISAC V2.8: DES011000, HEA003000
    DC23: 668.5409
    Thema V1.0: AKT, JBCC3, AGA
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    350 colour and b/w illustrations
    Black Dog Publishing London UK
    Imprint name
    Black Dog Publishing London UK
    Publication date
    14 October 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Roja Dove's journey with perfume began at Guerlain, where he rose through the ranks to become their Global Ambassador. He is now the leading international expert in perfume.