The Perfume Lover

The Perfume Lover

A Personal History of Scent

Book - 2013 | 1st U.S. ed
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"When Denyse Beaulieu was growing up near Montreal, perfume was forbidden in her house, spurring a childhood curiosity that became an intellectual and sensual passion. It is this passion she pursued all the way to Paris, where she now lives, and which led her to become a respected fragrance writer. But little did she know that it would also lead her to achieve a perfume lover's wildest dream: When Denyse tells famous perfumer Betrand Duchaufour at L'Artisan Parfumeur of a sensual night spent in Seville under a blossoming orange tree, wrapped in the arms of a beautiful man, the story stirs his imagination and together they create a scent that captures the essence of that night. As their unique creative collaboration unfolds, the perfume-in-progress conjures intimate memories, leading Beaulieu to make sense of her life through scents. Throughout the book, she weaves the evocative history of perfumery into her personal journey, in an intensely passionate voice: the masters and the masterpieces, the myths and the myth-busting, down to the molecular mysteries that weld our flesh to flowers"
A fragrance writer and an expert on scents tells the history of perfume, how it has influenced her life, and how she and a famous perfumer created a scent.
Publisher: New York : St. Martins Press, 2013
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781250025029
Branch Call Number: 668.54092 BEAULIE
Characteristics: v, 314 pages ; 22 cm


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Sep 18, 2014

Yeah it took her awhile and I admire her tenacity in doing so and the in depth look at the fragrance industry was pretty interesting in itself overall a good read a little tedious on the different formulas at times but I guess it's that break some eggs theory huh?


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