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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.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Patrick Süskind
Publisher : Vintage
Release Book : 2001
Download Book : 255 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780375725845


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The 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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Genre Book : Reference
Author Book : Luca Turin
Publisher : Penguin
Release Book : 2008-04-10
Download Book : 640 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781440634130


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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.

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


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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.

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


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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Tom Robbins
Publisher : Bantam
Release Book : 2003-06-17
Download Book : 352 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0553897926


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In contrast to the other senses, smell has long been thought of as too elusive, too fleeting for traditional historical study. Holly Dugan disagrees, arguing that there are rich accounts documenting how men and women produced, consumed, and represented perfumes and their ephemeral effects. She delves deeply into the cultural archive of olfaction to explore what a sense of smell reveals about everyday life in early modern England. In this book, Dugan focuses on six important scents -- incense, rose, sassafras, rosemary, ambergris, and jasmine. She links these smells to the unique spaces they inhabited -- churches, courts, contact zones, plague-ridden households, luxury markets, and pleasure gardens -- and the objects used to dispense them. This original approach provides a rare opportunity to study how early modern men and women negotiated the environment in their everyday lives and the importance of smell to their daily actions. Dugan defines perfume broadly to include spices, flowers, herbs, animal parts, trees, resins, and other ingredients used to produce artificial scents, smokes, fumes, airs, balms, powders, and liquids. In researching these Renaissance aromas, Dugan uncovers the extraordinary ways, now largely lost, that people at the time spoke and wrote about smell: objects "ambered, civited, expired, fetored, halited, resented, and smeeked" or were described as "breathful, embathed, endulced, gracious, halited, incensial, odorant, pulvil, redolent, and suffite." A unique contribution to early modern studies, The Ephemeral History of Perfume is an unparalleled study of olfaction in the Renaissance, a period in which new scents and important cultural theories about smell were developed. Dugan's inspired analysis of a wide range of underexplored sources makes available to scholars a remarkable wealth of information on the topic.

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Genre Book : Literary Criticism
Author Book : Holly Dugan
Publisher : JHU Press
Release Book : 2011-09-14
Download Book : 280 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781421402345


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This thought-provoking volume transports readers to France of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, beginning with Napoleon's love of perfume and the erotic importance he attached to it, through the lore and symbolism fragrance enjoyed in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Europe. By the early twentieth century, perfume's place as one of France's most important luxury industries was recognized and celebrated, and timeless fragrances—such as Chanel No. 5, Shalimar, Arpeges, and Joy—were launched. The distinctive bottles for these new essences and the art movements that inspired their design are detailed throughout the book, as are paintings, poetry, and literature that reveal the power of perfume and its ability to recall the past and evoke sensuality. According to nineteenth-century perfumer Eugene Rimmel, "the history of perfume is, in some manner, the history of civilization." Through fascinating text accompanied by gorgeous imagery, including packaging, labels, and advertisements, Perfume: Joy, Scandal, Sin explores perfume's impact on history, culture, society, art, and attitudes.

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Genre Book : Design
Author Book : Richard Howard Stamelman
Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
Release Book : 2006
Download Book : 384 Pages
ISBN-10 : IND:30000109965180


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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.

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Genre Book : Business & Economics
Author Book : Nathalie Grainger
Publisher : Quintessentially Publishing
Release Book : 2010
Download Book : 212 Pages
ISBN-10 : 095582706X


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Renowned for his inspiring interpretations of world spiritual traditions, celebrated modern mystic Andrew Harvey teams with photographer Eryk Hanut to create a stunning book of readings drawn from Sufi mysticism. Teaching stories, prophetic sayings, folk tales and jests, Hanut's evocative photographs, and Harvey's breathtaking translations of the ecstatic poetry of Rumi, Kabir, and others make this little book an inspirational and artistic treasure.

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Genre Book : Religion
Author Book : Eryk Hanut
Publisher : Quest Books
Release Book : 1999-04-01
Download Book : 196 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0835607674


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A 100% complete package that empowers ANYONE to design their own signature fragrances in just a few days! Are you paying too much for gourmet perfumes, soaps and candles? What if you could create your own designer fragrances that suit your persona? Sound difficult? it is easier than you think. As you carefully scan each and every word of this page, you will begin to discover a new revolutionary method of designing your own, personal perfumes. Then, learn how to incorporate that scent into personalized soaps and candles! At this very moment you are bombarded with hundreds, thousands, maybe even millions of fragrances all fighting to get your attention and your money. These fragrances are created by multi-billion dollar companies all designed to appeal to "the masses." These companies have millions of dollars to create commercials with the sole intent of convincing you that all you need to be sexy, wealthy and happy is to buy their product. is not it about time you took control and created your very own scents? You can do it quickly and easily with The Beginners Guide to Perfume, Soap and Candle Making. Despite what you may have heard, it is not that hard especially when the information is provided in such an easy to read guide. Part One Teaches You How to Create Your Very Own Scent Including: The history of perfume! What resources you require to get started AND where to find them! All about aromas and their sources! How to choose a formulation! What are solvents and fixatives and how to use them! How about aromatherapy recipes? What aromas to use for specific result such as calmness, tranquility, relaxation and energizing! And, That is just the beginning... Part Two Is All About Soap Making! How soap is made - learn the different methods! How to melt and pour soap making! The re-batch soap making method! Hot process soap making! How to get started! What are the essential ingredients! What tools are required! Practising safety procedures! Discover the different oils and their properties like Jojoba, apricot, coconut, mango butter and more! Where to find or make your own moulds. Recipes for specific soaps. Common problems and how to overcome them. As if that were not enough... Part Three Teaches You Candle Making! How to get started! What equipment you need! Different types of candles to make! The proper way to melt your waxes! What additives to use and how they work! Creating candle moulds! How to make speciality candles! Adding scents! How to create container based candles! And much more... If you are ready to make a change and stop using expensive over the counter perfumes, soaps and candles, stop wasting your time. Not only can you design your own personal formulas for perfume, soap and candles, just think about the personalized gifts you can create for your friends and family? You owe it to yourself to learn the amazingly simple methods and secrets contained in The Beginners Guide to Perfume, Soap and Candle Making. do not wait, your next invitation may arrive today. Instead of the same old run of the mill gift, create a personal gift that will be long remembered. Get your copy today and start your journey tonight! Grab a copy of this eBook, to learn more on this subject and be better informed! It is poised to giving you all the insights you required in this area!

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Genre Book : Business & Economics
Author Book : Irene Palmer
Publisher : eFortune US
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