The Little Book of Perfumes by Luca Turin
The Hundred Classics

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Synopsis

The quintessential guide to the one hundred most glorious perfumes in the world.

When Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez published Perfumes: The Guide in 2008, it was hailed as "ravishingly entertaining" by John Lanchester in The New Yorker, "witty and knowledgeable" on Style.com, and "provocative and hugely entertaining" by the Times Literary Supplement. The Little Book of Perfumes focuses on just one hundred masterpieces of perfume: ninety-six five-star perfumes from the original book, as well as four "museum" perfumes-legendary scents that are preserved in the Versailles Osmothèque.

This stunningly produced petite volume offers lovers of perfume the best of the best-a perfect gift book for anyone looking either for a brilliant fragrance or an intelligent, witty read.


 

About Luca Turin

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Luca Turin holds a Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of London. Since 1996 he has worked on primary olfactory reception and the prediction of odor character. In 2001 he became chief technical officer of Flexitral, where he uses his theory of olfaction to design new fragrances and flavor molecules.
 
Published October 27, 2011 by Viking Adult. 128 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Perfumes, two books say, have not lost their ability to beguile, even as the industry is more and more scientific.

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The New York Times

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Perfumes, two books say, have not lost their ability to beguile, even as the industry is more and more scientific.

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The Bookbag

It’s a bit like reading a cookery book or a restaurant review – you don’t have to be planning to eat there (or wear the scent) to appreciate the pictures so clearly painted by the language used.

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Sachez and Turin’s Little Book of Perfumes is a sublime distillation of their earlier and more all-encompassing labour of love, Perfumes: The A – Z Guide.

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The Little Book of Perfumes focuses on just one hundred masterpieces of perfume: ninety-six five-star perfumes from the original book, as well as four "museum" perfumes-legendary scents that are preserved in the Versailles Osmothèque.

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