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The Story of Perfume: A lavishly illustrated guide

Elisabeth de Feydeau

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Aromatherapy & essential oils, Traditional medicine & herbal remedies, Fashion & style guides

Light, floral, exotic or heady, perfume can be both a precious ally for self-care or the ultimate weapon of seduction. From its origins in the scented oils of ancient times to today's colossal cosmetic industry, the story of perfume is rich and enticing.

Light, floral, exotic or heady, perfume can be both a precious ally for self-care or the ultimate weapon of seduction. From its origins in ancient times to today's colossal cosmetic industry, the story of perfume is rich and enticing.

What parts of the world do fragrances come from? Who invented them and what are their main ingredients? How did perfume cross from the sacred to the profane? Who were the first great perfumers? What role has the fashion industry played in the history of perfume? How do you become a successful 'nose'? What stories lie behind iconic perfumes such as Chanel's N 5, CK One, or Jean Paul Gaultier's Le Male?

Lavishly illustrated with archival documents from the most beautiful fragrance brands, The Story of Perfume transports its readers into a precious and mesmerizing world. It is the perfect gift for special occasions and a must-have for all perfume lovers.

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