Perfume
Score: 3.5
From 148 Ratings

Perfume


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


Perfume Book Description :

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.

Perfume
Score: 3.5
From 150 Ratings

Perfume


  • Author : Patrick Süskind
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2015-06-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241975329


Perfume Book Description :

Patrick Süskind's Perfume is a classic novel of death and sensuality in Paris - now available for the first time in ebook In eighteenth-century France there lived a man who was one of the most gifted and abominable personages in an era that knew no lack of gifted and abominable personages. His name was Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, and if his name has been forgotten today, it is certainly not because Grenouille fell short of those more famous blackguards when it came to arrogance, misanthropy, immorality, or, more succinctly, wickedness, but because his gifts and his sole ambition were restricted to a domain that leaves no traces in history: to the fleeting realm of scent . . . 'An astonishing tour de force both in concept and execution' Guardian 'A fantastic tale of murder and twisted eroticism controlled by a disgusted loathing of humanity ... Clever, stylish, absorbing and well worth reading' Literary Review 'A meditation on the nature of death, desire and decay ... a remarkable début' Peter Ackroyd, The New York Times Book Review 'Unlike anything else one has read. A phenomenon ... Everyone seems to want to get a whiff of this strange perfume, which will remain unique in contemporary literature' Figaro 'An ingenious and totally absorbing fantasy' Daily Telegraph 'Witty, stylish and ferociously absorbing' Observer

Perfume
Score: 3.5
From 148 Ratings

Perfume


  • Author : Patrick Suskind
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2014-05-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804152976


Perfume Book Description :

An acclaimed bestseller and international sensation, Patrick Suskind’s classic novel provokes a terrifying examination of what happens when one man’s indulgence in his greatest passion—his sense of smell—leads to murder. In the slums of eighteenth-century France, the infant Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born with one sublime gift—an absolute sense of smell. As a boy, he lives to decipher the odors of Paris, and apprentices himself to a prominent perfumer who teaches him the ancient art of mixing precious oils and herbs. But Grenouille’s genius is such that he is not satisfied to stop there, and he becomes obsessed with capturing the smells of objects such as brass doorknobs and fresh-cut wood. Then one day he catches a hint of a scent that will drive him on an ever-more-terrifying quest to create the “ultimate perfume”—the scent of a beautiful young virgin. Told with dazzling narrative brilliance, Perfume is a hauntingly powerful tale of murder and sensual depravity. Translated from the German by John E. Woods.

The Emperor of Scent
Score: 4.5
From 15 Ratings

The Emperor of Scent


  • Author : Chandler Burr
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375759819


The Emperor of Scent Book Description :

Provides a close-up look at scientific maverick Luca Turin, a man whose remarkable powers of smell and obsession with perfume led to the discovery of how the nose works and how scents are detected. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Perfumes
Score: 3.5
From 10 Ratings

Perfumes


  • Author : Luca Turin
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2010-08-06
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 620
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847651525


Perfumes Book Description :

'I've long wished perfumery to be taken seriously as an art, and for scent critics to be as fierce as opera critics, and for the wearers of certain "fragrances" to be hissed in public, while others are cheered. This year has brought Perfumes: The Guide by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez, which I breathed in, rather than read, in one delighted gulp.' Hilary Mantel, Guardian Perfumes: The Guide is the culmination of Turin's lifelong obsession and rare scientific flair and Sanchez's stylish and devoted blogging about every scent that she's ever loved and loathed. Together they make a fine and utterly persuasive argument for the unrecognised craft of perfume-making. Perfume writing has certainly never been this honest, compelling or downright entertaining.

Fragrance

Fragrance


  • Author : Charles S. Van Toller
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 1993-01-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN 10 : 1851668721


Fragrance Book Description :

This book builds on and extends the previous book: Perfumery: the psychology and biology of fragrance. Thus, a large part of the book reviews the latest evidence on olfaction research which is relevant to the study of perfumery psychology.

The Little Book of Perfumes
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Little Book of Perfumes


  • Author : Luca Turin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-10-27
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101545331


The Little Book of Perfumes Book Description :

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.

New Perfume Handbook
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

New Perfume Handbook


  • Author : N. Groom
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 1997-06-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 437
  • ISBN 10 : 0751404039


New Perfume Handbook Book Description :

The first edition of this unique book established itself as an unparalleled source of information on perfume. Although it is primarily aimed at perfumers and others in the perfume industry, it has also found substantial sales among a wide range of others including aromatherapists, botanists, and many others who wanted to learn more about this faceted subject. The new edition is now aimed squarely at perfumery marketing specialists and others in the industry world-wide and covers in particular the needs of publicity/advertising teams and journalists, together with sales people and consultants at the counters who like to have a wide range of information at their fingertips. Changes include: an expansion of the number of profiles of the perfume houses, and of the 50 or so new perfumes worthy of record which have been launched since the previous edition. There is also increased coverage of the essences and the plants and other material from which they are derived. Coverage of perfume containers is substantially expanded and linked to other parts of the book.

The Perfume of the Gospel  Jesus  Encounters with Women

The Perfume of the Gospel Jesus Encounters with Women


  • Author : Calduch Benages Nuria
  • Publisher : Gregorian Biblical BookShop
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9788878392311


The Perfume of the Gospel Jesus Encounters with Women Book Description :

The Perfume of the Gospel seeks to present some of Jesus' encounters with women. As the title suggests, some of these are characterized by the presence of perfume, an element charged with connotations and a rich symbolic content, open to many interpretations depending on the context. Women are the protagonists of this book. Jesus openly sides with them and, sharing both their bodily and spiritual pain, generates from within himself a new current of humanity. Thus, he changes the hierarchy of the values proposed by society and transcends cases of discrimination with his loving attitude and through his relations of solidarity and equality with people. The book concludes with an original encounter-not between Jesus and a woman, but rather between Jesus and Sophia.

Quintessentially Perfume

Quintessentially Perfume


  • Author : Nathalie Grainger
  • Publisher : Quintessentially Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 095582706X


Quintessentially Perfume Book Description :

Nathalie Grainger, a perfume consultant with extensive experience of client fragrance profiles and fragrance training, was commissioned by Quintessentially Perfume to compile and create this luxurious hard-back book. Quintessentially Perfume pays homage to a cross section of niche and mainstream perfume houses focusing on their different philosophies and backgrounds. Nathalie Grainger wrote the chapters on the perfume houses, included her interviews with some of the world's finest creators and also produced the book. There are also wonderful article features from fragrance experts including Roja Dove and Chandler Burr, with some fascinating insights into the world of fragrance, namely a look inside a perfume lover's fragrance wardrobe. It's a great read for men and women alike who love fragrance and is a lovely collector's gift.