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Perfumes : The A-Z Guide

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Pompous names, bizarre ads, hundreds of new scents a year?the multibillion-dollar business of fragrance has long resisted understanding. At last the first critical?and critically acclaimed?guide to perfume illuminates the mysteries of this secretive industry. Lifelong perfume fanatics Luca Turin (best known as the subject of Chandler Burr's "The Emperor of Scent)" and Tania Sanchez exalt, wisecrack, and scold through their reviews with passion, eloquence, and erudition, making this book a must-have for anyone looking for a brilliant fragrance?or just a brilliant read.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 620 pages
  • 142 x 188 x 42mm | 680.39g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Trade Paperback.
  • 0143115014
  • 9780143115014
  • 88,044

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"Ravishingly entertaining. . . . Its blend of technical knowledge and evocative writing is exemplary in the strict sense: people who write about smell and taste should use it as an example." -"The New Yorker" "As vivid as any criticism I've come across in the last few years, and what's more a revelation: part history, part swoon, part plaint." -Jim Lewis, "Slate"show more

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