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The Perfect Scent: A Year Inside the Perfume Industry in Paris and New York

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No journalist has ever been allowed into the ultrasecretive, highly pressured process of originating a perfume. But Chandler Burr, the New York Times perfume critic, spent a year behind the scenes observing the creation of two major fragrances. Now, writing with wit and elegance, he juxtaposes the stories of the perfumes—one created by a Frenchman in Paris for an exclusive luxury-goods house, the other made in New York by actress Sarah Jessica Parker and Coty, Inc., a giant international corporation. We follow Coty's mating of star power to the marketing of perfume, watching Sex and the City's Parker heading a hugely expensive campaign to launch a scent into the overcrowded celebrity market. Will she match the success of Jennifer Lopez? Does she have the international fan base to drive worldwide sales?

In Paris at the elegant Hermès, we see Jean Claude Ellena, his company's new head perfumer, given a challenge: he must create a scent to resuscitate Hermès's perfume business and challenge le monster of the industry, bestselling Chanel No. 5. Will his pilgrimage to a garden on the Nile supply the inspiration he needs? The answer lies in Burr's informative and mesmerizing portrait of some of the extraordinary personalities who envision, design, create, and launch the perfumes that drive their billion-dollar industry.

Synopsis:

From the New York Times perfume critic, a stylish, fascinating, unprecedented insider's view of an industry and its charismatic characters.

About the Author

Chandler Burr is the "New York Times" scent critic and author of "The Perfect Scent", "The Emperor of Scent", and "A Separate Creation". He has written for the "Atlantic" and the "New Yorker". He lives in New York City.
Foster received an MA in Theater from the University of Michigan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400106578
Author:
Burr, Chandler
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Foster, Mel
Read:
Foster, Mel
Author:
Foster, Mel
Author:
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Author:
urr, Chandler
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Industries - General
Subject:
Corporate & Business History - General
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming - Cosmetics
Subject:
Industries
Subject:
Business Writing
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.6 lb
Media Run Time:
720

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