The Little Book of Perfumes

The Little Book of Perfumes : The 100 classics

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In Perfumes, Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez reviewed nearly 1,500 fragrances in their witty, irreverent and innovative handbook - separating the divine from the good from the monumentally awful. 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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 116 x 180 x 14mm | 181.44g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1846685192
  • 9781846685194
  • 22,789

About Luca Turin

Luca Turin is a scientist with a controversial theory of how we smell. He is the author of The Secret of Scent and the subject of the bestselling Emperor of Scent. Tania Sanchez is a perfume collector and expert, and journalist. They both live in Boston.show more

Review quote

"'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)"show more

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