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    The Secret of Chanel No. 5: The Intimate History of the World's Most Famous Perfume (P.s.) (Paperback) By (author) Tilar J. Mazzeo

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    DescriptionWith its rich golden hue, art deco-inspired bottle, and timeless, musky scent, Chanel No. 5 is the world's bestselling perfume and arguably the most coveted luxury product of the twentieth century. In The Secret of Chanel No. 5, Tilar J. Mazzeo offers a fascinating account of No. 5's creation, its rise to iconic status, and the legacy of its extraordinary success. Mazzeo delves deeply into the life of Coco Chanel, the brilliant, controversial, and steel-willed businesswoman at the heart of the fragrance. She walks the rose plantations and jasmine fields where the perfume's life begins, and travels to 31 Rue Cambon, the center of the Chanel empire. A blend of evocative history and thoughtful research, here is a glittering account of where art and sensuality mingle with dazzling entrepreneurship and desire: Chanel No. 5.

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    The Secret of Chanel No. 5
    The Intimate History of the World's Most Famous Perfume
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tilar J. Mazzeo
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    ISBN 13: 9780061791031
    ISBN 10: 0061791032

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JFCA
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    BIC subject category V2: KNSX
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/FRANCE
    LC classification: HN
    Libri: I-BE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24660
    Abridged Dewey: 306
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: BUS077000
    B&T Approval Code: A14530000, A48186000, A94622000
    DC22: 338.76685540
    BISAC V2.8: HEA003000, HIS054000
    DC23: 338.76685440944
    Edition statement
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    05 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Tilar J. Mazzeo is a cultural historian, biographer, and passionate student of wine, luxury, and French culture. She divides her time among the California wine country in Sonoma County, New York City, and Maine, where she is an associate professor of English at Colby College. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Widow Clicquot, as well as many other books, articles, essays, and reviews on history, women, and travel.
    Review quote
    "Mazzeo has written an account of the rarest of things-an international olfactory icon-that fairly rushes off the pages. Here is the life of one of the 20th century's most interesting and deeply complicated women, a fascinating cultural history, and the story of an extraordinary perfume."--Chandler Burr, "New York Times" scent critic and author of "The Perfect Scent"