, August 23, 2014
Henri Delbard is of the French rose-breeding firm Delbard, which has been breeding roses since the 1950s.The famous red rose 'Altissimo' was bred by this firm. Delbard in this book presents a schema for rose fragrance which he divides into head scents, heart scents, and base scents, components of a "fragrance pyramid." In fact, the book is a kind of tutorial for all our senses, which the author calls an "education in sensibility." He also addresses color in quite some detail, and less so the senses of touch and taste. Fascinating.