As scintillating as it is comprehensive...this pungent, entrancing book is a wake up call for the nostrils. * The Independent * An unexpected classic of criticism -- Philip Hensher * Spectator (Books of the Year) * If you are at all interested in perfume, one of life's greatest sensual pleasures, this is an essential possession -- David Sexton * Evening Standard * This husband-and-wife team has produced a work of perfume criticism that is as gripping as any thriller. -- Jan Moir * Daily Mail * I loved it and bought it for all my friends. I have to say that this is certainly my favourite non-fiction book ever and is very likely my favourite book of all time! If I had to take only one book with me onto a desert island for an indefinite time, it would be this one. * Joanne Harris - author of 'Chocolat' * The perfect gift for the scent addict in your life...witty and informative - and, occasionally, deliciously bitchy. * The Times * Brilliant writing... I shall now spray on my favourite scents in quite a different frame of mind! -- Joanna Trollope * By email * hugely engrossing...the writing is brilliant...gorgeous. * Evening Standard * Lyrical and acerbically witty compendium. * The Times * From riotous one-liners to elaborate reviews, fragrance experts Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez have written an authoritative guide to the best and worst scents. * Daily Express * 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 * consistently entertaining...scathingly inventive bitchiness. * Sunday Business Post * astonishingly brilliant and witty companion to all things fragrant. * Spectator * dazzlingly comprehensive compendium...the writing is the olfactory equivalent of mouthwatering. * Observer * genuinely wonderful...the authors's sense of smell is amazing. * Daily Telegraph * I was fascinated... a description of every perfume known to man, which sounds peculiar, but is mesmeric. -- William Leith * Evening Standard (Books of the year) * a staggeringly complete compilation of perfume reviews...ridiculously entertaining. * Daily Mail * For any fragrance fanatic...an indispensable beauty bible. * Norwich Evening News * Highly entertaining critique which had me both fascinated and laughing out loud in equal measure... addictive and informative. -- Phyl Clarke * Irish Times * It's scents-sational! -- Rochelle Warner * Fabulous.co.uk * A wise investment and an addictive read. -- Gillian Nelis * Sunday Business Post * The authors' evocative and vivid writing style convinces us that perfume isn't a science but an art. Never again will you be able to walk past a perfume counter with quite the same nonchalance... if you have a nose for a good book, buy this one. -- Anita Sethi * Independent on Sunday * They're funny, bizarre, weird, hilarious writers. -- Alex Heminsley * BBC Radio 2 * It's an eau-de-must-have. If it came in a bottle we'd wear it. * The City Weekly Magazine (Australia) * As riveting as a novel and as therapeutic as a recipe book. -- Jan Masters * Reader's Digest *show more