The Little Book of Perfumes: The Hundred Classics

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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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A leading scholar in the field of olfactory science, Luca Turin received his PhD in biophysics from the University of London in 1978. He currently pursues research on quantum effects in biology.
Tania Sanchez is an avid perfume collector, published writer, and blogger.

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"'Perfumes is one of the best books I have ever read. It is dazzlingly good' (India Knight, Sunday Times) 'It's a great book because it brilliantly combines technical knowledge with evocative, poetic and often laugh-out-loud-funny prose to provide incisive, vivid and honest criticism of all perfumes (from the 'staggeringly bad' to the 'deeply divine') If you want to open your mind to the intricacies of scent - and enjoy a brilliant, entertaining read along the way - I can't recommend it enough.' (Elle)"

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