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The Essence of Perfume


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Roja Doveand#8217;s passion for fragrance is contagious. As the worldand#8217;s leading perfume authority, Dove leads us on an extravagant journey through the world of scent, from Ancient Egypt, where myth has it that the fragrance Kypi induced mass surrender, through to the 1920s, when Jean Harlowand#8217;s husbandand#151;maddened by his love and frustrated by his impotenceand#151;drenched himself in his wifeand#8217;s perfume before ending his life. We hear about the many episodes born from the bitter rivalry between Coco Chanel and and#147;that Italianand#8221;, Elsa Schiaparelli, and which of todayand#8217;s celebrity fragrances are the most offensive.

The Essence of Perfume is the first book by the worldand#8217;s only Professeur de Parfums, and it is as captivating as it is informative. Beginning with a comprehensive discussion of the sense of smell and the materials of the master perfumer, The Essence of Perfume goes on to celebrate the great classics, the makers who brought them to life and the bottle makers who gave them shape. In an age where the methods and motivations of the original perfumers are all but forgotten, Roja Dove unfolds the gripping story of scent with all the passion and devotion of a true artist.

About the Author

Roja Doveand#8217;s journey with perfume began at Guerlain, where he worked up to becomes Guerlainand#8217;s Global Ambassador. He is now the leading international expert in perfume.

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Dove, Roja
Black Dog Publishing
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Second Edition
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350 color photos, color illustrations th
12 x 9 in

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