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Description - The Little Book of Perfumes by Luca Turin

In Perfumes, Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez reviewed nearly 1,500 fragrances in their witty, irreverent and innovative handbook - separating the divine from the good from the monumentally awful. Here in The Little Book of Perfumes the authors choose their 100 greatest fragrances of all time. Some are very famous, some hardly known, for women and men.

There is Jicky (1889), unisex coeval of the Eiffel Tower and 'a towering masterpiece'; Chanel's No. 5 (1921), perhaps the world's most famous perfume, 'stretching deliciously like a sleepy panther'; Knize Ten which 'everyone should own because there is only one like it' and White Linen (1978), 'a canonical expression of the American ideal of sex appeal'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781846685194
ISBN-10: 1846685192
Format: Hardback
(187mm x 119mm x 15mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Profile Books Ltd
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Luca Turin

Luca Turin is a scientist with a controversial theory of how we smell. He is the author of The Secret of Scent and the subject of the bestselling Emperor of Scent. Tania Sanchez is a perfume collector and expert, and journalist. They are married and live in Boston.

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