The Little Book of Perfumes : The 100 classics
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Here in The Little Book of Perfumes the authors choose their 100 greatest fragrances of all time. Some are very famous, some hardly known, for women and men.
There is Jicky (1889), unisex coeval of the Eiffel Tower and 'a towering masterpiece'; Chanel's No. 5 (1921), perhaps the world's most famous perfume, 'stretching deliciously like a sleepy panther'; Knize Ten which 'everyone should own because there is only one like it' and White Linen (1978), 'a canonical expression of the American ideal of sex appeal'.
This is a perfect gift, a perfect browse.
- Hardback | 128 pages
- 116 x 180 x 14mm | 181.44g
- 03 Nov 2011
- Profile Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
'Perfumes is one of the best books I have ever read. It is dazzlingly good -- India Knight * Sunday Times * It's a great book because it brilliantly combines technical knowledge with evocative, poetic and often laugh-out-loud-funny prose to provide incisive, vivid and honest criticism of all perfumes - from the 'staggeringly bad' to the 'deeply divine'. If you want to open your mind to the intricacies of scent - and enjoy a brilliant, entertaining read along the way - I can't recommend it enough. * Elle * Witty, idiosyncratic and utterly must-have guide * Women & Home *
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