Perfumes by Luca Turin
Book DescriptionThe first book of its kind: a definitive guide to the world of perfume Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez are experts in the world of scent. Turin, a renowned scientist, and Sanchez, a longtime perfume critic, have spent years sniffing the world s most elegant and beautiful as well as some truly terrible perfumes. In "Perfumes: The Guide," they combine their talents and experience to review more than twelve hundred fragrances, separating the divine from the good from the monumentally awful. Through witty, irreverent, and illuminating prose, the reviews in "Perfumes" not only provide consumers with an essential guide to shopping for fragrance, but also make for a unique reading experience. "Perfumes" features introductions to women s and men s fragrances and an informative frequently asked questions section including: What is the difference between eau de toilette and perfume? How long can I keep perfume before it goes bad? What s better: splash bottles or spray atomizers? What are perfumes made of? Should I change my fragrance each season? "Perfumes: The Guide" is an authoritative, one-of-a-kind book that will do for fragrance what Robert Parker s books have done for wine. Beautifully designed and elegantly illustrated, this book will be the perfect gift for collectors and anyone who s ever had an interest in the fascinating subject of perfume. Read Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez's posts on the Penguin Blog."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780670018659
(235mm x 140mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Viking Press Inc
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 8-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Luca Turin
Perfumes, Paperback (October 2009)
Offers an argument for the craft of perfume-making. This book describes 2,000 fragrances.
Secret of Scent, Paperback (May 2007)» View all books by Luca Turin
Shows two worlds - the lucrative realm of the perfume makers, and the equally rivalrous domain of smell science. At the core of our sense of smell lies an enigma: why do things smell the way they do? How is smell written into the molecules? This book is the story of the quest to solve this puzzle.
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