Perfume Book
Score: 3.5
From 155 Ratings


  • Author : Patrick Süskind
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375725845

Perfume Excerpt :

An odorless baby found orphaned in a Paris gutter in 1738 grows to become a monster obsessed with his perfect sense of smell and a desire to capture, by any means, the ultimate scent that will make him human. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Jitterbug Perfume Book
Score: 4.5
From 30 Ratings

Jitterbug Perfume

  • Author : Tom Robbins
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2003-06-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553897920

Jitterbug Perfume Excerpt :

Jitterbug Perfume is an epic. Which is to say, it begins in the forests of ancient Bohemia and doesn’t conclude until nine o’clock tonight (Paris time). It is a saga, as well. A saga must have a hero, and the hero of this one is a janitor with a missing bottle. The bottle is blue, very, very old, and embossed with the image of a goat-horned god. If the liquid in the bottle actually is the secret essence of the universe, as some folks seem to think, it had better be discovered soon because it is leaking and there is only a drop or two left.

Perfume Book


  • Author : Neil Chapman
  • Publisher : Hardie Grant
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 1784882437

Perfume Excerpt :

A beautifully made scent can encapsulate a particular feeling, transport you to a very specific time in life with clarity, or remind you of a special loved one or friend. And just like wearing your favorite outfit or shoes, your favorite perfume can make you feel invincible. The question is, how do you find such a creation? With the number of new releases steadily increasing, it can be bewildering even attempting to find a perfume you like, let alone love. In Perfume, Neil Chapman guides readers through a world that can at times seem overwhelming. Fragrances of every variety are listed 'note by note' in clearly divided categories that will steer you in the direction of a perfume you not only like, but love and cherish as 'your' signature scent. Chapters explore popular notes (for example, vanilla, sandalwood, jasmine, rose, patchouli, chocolate) or a broader identifiable group (such as 'oceanics', 'green florals' or 'anti-perfume'), giving an insight into that particular category as well as a clear sense of the similarities and differences between the scents described within it. Featuring over 700 scents, from vintage perfumes to department store classics, rarities and niche boutique fragrances, Perfume is a true portal into the beautiful world of perfume. The further you go on this journey, the more you will be amazed by how many beautiful creations do exist if you take the time to look.

A Life of Perfume Book

A Life of Perfume

  • Author : Edmond Roudnitska
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2022-07-05
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780244713225

A Life of Perfume Excerpt :

The Magical and Ritual Use of Perfumes Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Magical and Ritual Use of Perfumes

  • Author : Richard Alan Miller
  • Publisher : Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
  • Release Date : 1990-08
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 0892812109

The Magical and Ritual Use of Perfumes Excerpt :

Because of their power to elicit specific responses in the body and psyche, perfumes have, through the ages, occupied an important part in ritual. The Magical and Ritual Use of Perfumes shows how scents can become the very “essence of magic,” providing direct access to the emotional centers of the brain and memory.

Perfume s GAME Book

Perfume s GAME

  • Author : Patrick St. Michel
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2018-02-22
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501325922

Perfume s GAME Excerpt :

Released in 2008, J-pop trio Perfume's GAME shot to the top of Japanese music charts and turned the Hiroshima trio into a household name across the country. It was also a high point for techno-pop, the genre's biggest album since the heyday of Yellow Magic Orchestra. This collection of maximalist but emotional electronic pop stands as one of the style's finest moments, with its influence still echoing from artists both in Japan and from beyond. This book examines Perfume's underdog story as a group long struggling for success, the making of GAME, and the history of techno-pop that shaped it. 33 1/3 Global, a series related to but independent from 33 1/3, takes the format of the original series of short, music-basedbooks and brings the focus to music throughout the world. With initial volumes focusing on Japanese and Brazilian music, the series will also include volumes on the popular music of Australia/Oceania, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and more.

Perfume Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : Jean-Claude Ellena
  • Publisher : Skyhorse
  • Release Date : 2011-09-15
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781628721706

Perfume Excerpt :

To women the whole world over, perfume means glamour, and in the world of perfume, Jean-Claude Ellena is a superstar. In this one-of-a-kind book, the master himself takes you through the doors of his laboratory and explains the process of creating precious fragrances, revealing the key methods and recipes involved in this mysterious alchemy. Perfume is a cutthroat, secretive multibillion-dollar industry, and Ellena provides an insider’s tour, guiding us from initial inspiration through the mixing of essences and synthetic elements, to the deluxe packaging and marketing in elegant boutiques worldwide, and even the increasingly complicated safety standards that are set in motion for each bottle of perfume that is manufactured. He explains how the sense of smell works, using a palette of fragrant materials, and how he personally chooses and composes a perfume. He also reveals his unique way of creating a fragrance by playing with our olfactory memories in order to make the perfume seductive and desired by men and women the world over. Perfume illuminates the world of scent and manufactured desire by a perfumer who has had clients the likes of Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, and Hermés.

The Perfume Thief Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Perfume Thief

  • Author : Timothy Schaffert
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2021-08-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385545754

The Perfume Thief Excerpt :

A stylish, sexy page-turner set in Paris on the eve of World War II, where Clementine, a queer American ex-pat and notorious thief, is drawn out of retirement and into one last scam when the Nazis invade. "A hint of Moulin Rouge, a whiff of Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale, a little spritz of Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief... The Perfume Thief is a pulse-pounding thriller and a sensuous experience you’ll want to savor."—Oprah Daily "[A] superb novel ... This is historical fiction at its finest, vivid and beautifully rendered." —Emily St. John Mandel, author of The Sea of Tranquility Clementine is a seventy-two year-old reformed con artist with a penchant for impeccably tailored suits. Her life of crime has led her from the uber-wealthy perfume junkies of belle epoque Manhattan, to the scented butterflies of Costa Rica, to the spice markets of Marrakech, and finally the bordellos of Paris, where she settles down in 1930 and opens a shop bottling her favorite extracts for the ladies of the cabarets. Now it's 1941 and Clem's favorite haunt, Madame Boulette's, is crawling with Nazis, while Clem's people--the outsiders, the artists, and the hustlers who used to call it home--are disappearing. Clem's first instinct is to go to ground--it's a frigid Paris winter and she's too old to put up a fight. But when the cabaret's prize songbird, Zoe St. Angel, recruits Clem to steal the recipe book of a now-missing famous Parisian perfumer, she can't say no. Her mark is Oskar Voss, a Francophile Nazi bureaucrat, who wants the book and Clem's expertise to himself. Hoping to buy the time and trust she needs to pull off her scheme, Clem settles on a novel strategy: Telling Voss the truth about the life and loves she came to Paris to escape. Complete with romance, espionage, champagne towers, and haute couture, this full-tilt sensory experience is a dazzling portrait of the underground resistance of twentieth-century Paris and a passionate love letter to the power of beauty and

Perfume  A Century of Scents Book

Perfume A Century of Scents

  • Author : Lizzie Ostrom
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2015-10-22
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473506084

Perfume A Century of Scents Excerpt :

The incredible stories of 100 perfumes from a whole century of scents. Signature scents and now lost masterpieces; the visionaries who conceived them; the wild and wonderful campaigns that launched them; the women and men who wore them – every perfume has a tale to tell. Join Lizzie Ostrom, dubbed ‘the Heston Blumenthal of perfume’ (Daily Mail), on an olfactory adventure as she explores the trends and crazes that have shaped the way we’ve spritzed.

Understanding the Marketing Exceptionality of Prestige Perfumes Book

Understanding the Marketing Exceptionality of Prestige Perfumes

  • Author : Nithda Horoszko
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-03-28
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429016356

Understanding the Marketing Exceptionality of Prestige Perfumes Excerpt :

Women have an affinity with the brand of perfume they wear. People often hold strong emotional connections to different scents, such as their mother’s perfume or the body spray they wore as a teen. Despite huge marketing budgets, the launches of established brands often fail, despite extensive marketing research and lavish resources. Why is this? This text is a first in the field to recognize that fine fragrance cannot be treated as any other product. With case studies from Jill Sander, Estee Lauder and Dior, this book debunks the classic marketing techniques which often hinder the success of new perfumes. Authored by two leading market researchers, this study analyses the ‘five great brands’ of the perfume industry and demonstrates how to value perfume lines according to ‘brand DNA’. This ground-breaking book will provide students with all the tools of a successful practitioner in the perfume industry. Understanding the Marketing Exceptionality of Prestige Perfumes will prove to be a vital text for any student, specialist or practitioner of luxury marketing looking to understand the fine fragrance market.

Perfumery Book


  • Author : Steve Van Toller
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-04-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401725583

Perfumery Excerpt :

THE SENSE OF SMELL The nose is normally mistakenly assumed to be the organ of smell reception. It is not. The primary function of the nose is to regulate the temperature and humidity of inspired air, thereby protecting the delicate linings of the lungs. This is achieved by the breathed air passing through narrow passageways formed by three nasal turbinates in each nostril. The turbinates are covered by spongy vascular cells which can expand or contract to open or close the nasal pathways. The olfactory receptors, innervated by the 1st cranial nerve, are located at the top of the nose. There are about 50 million smell receptors in the human olfactory epithelia, the total size of which, in humans, is about that of a small postage stamp, with half being at the top of the left and half at the top of the right nostril. The receptive surfaces of olfactory cells are ciliated and extend into a covering layer of mucus. There is a constant turnover of olfactory cells. Their average active life has been estimated to be about 28 days.

The Essence of Perfume Book

The Essence of Perfume

  • Author : Roja Dove
  • Publisher : Black Dog Pub Limited
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN 10 : 1908966467

The Essence of Perfume Excerpt :

As the world's leading perfume authority, Dove leads readers on an extravagant journey through the world of scent, from Ancient Egypt to the present. Beginning with a comprehensive discussion of the sense of smell and the materials of the master perfumer, Dove goes on to celebrate the great classics, the makers who brought them to life and the bottle makers who gave them shape.

Perfumes  Cosmetics and Soaps Book

Perfumes Cosmetics and Soaps

  • Author : William Arthur Poucher
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2013-11-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 465
  • ISBN 10 : 9781489930552

Perfumes Cosmetics and Soaps Excerpt :

w. A. Poucher's original 'Perfumes, Cosmetics and Soaps', first published in 1923, were the first comprehensive text books to deal exclusively with the work of the perfume and cosmetic industry, and received recognition and approval throughout the world. Their success and popularity was due primarily to the fact that they provided a practical guide not only to those engaged in the industry, but to a section of readers interested in the mystique and romance which at that time was associated with the perfume and cosmetic arts. It was also an outstanding feature that the books were easily readable, subject matter being expressed in a clear and under standable fashion without the frills of pseudo-science or advanced technology. In revising Volume III and editing Volume I it has been my aim to continue in the pattern and style of their author, and to this end I have not intended to write a new book, but have attempted a true revision, and it is a remarkable fact that many of the original writings made nearly 50 years ago can still apply to an industry which since that time has developed beyond recognition.

Essence and Alchemy Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Essence and Alchemy

  • Author : Mandy Aftel
  • Publisher : North Point Press
  • Release Date : 2011-04-01
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429936125

Essence and Alchemy Excerpt :

An artisan perfumer reveals a lost art and its mysterious, sensual history. For centuries, people have taken what seems to be an instinctive pleasure in rubbing scents into their skin. Perfume has helped them to pray, to heal, and to make love. And as long as there has been perfume, there have been perfumers, or rather the priests, shamans, and apothecaries who were their predecessors. Yet, in many ways, perfumery is a lost art, its creative and sensual possibilities eclipsed by the synthetic ingredients of which contemporary perfumes are composed, which have none of the subtlety and complexity of essences derived from natural substances, nor their lush histories. Essence and Alchemy resurrects the social and metaphysical legacy that is entwined with the evolution of perfumery, from the dramas of the spice trade to the quests of the alchemists to whom today's perfumers owe a philosophical as well as a practical debt. Mandy Aftel tracks scent through the boudoir and the bath and into the sanctums of worship, offering insights on the relationship of scent to sex, solitude, and the soul. Along the way, she imparts instruction in the art of perfume compositions, complete with recipes, guiding the reader in a process of transformation of materials that continues to follow the alchemical dictum solve et coagula (dissolve and combine) and is itself aesthetically and spiritually transforming.

Perfumes and Cosmetics Book

Perfumes and Cosmetics

  • Author : George William Askinson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1915
  • Genre: Cosmetics
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : UCD:31175035224545

Perfumes and Cosmetics Excerpt :