Perfume
Score: 4
From 113 Ratings

Perfume


  • Author: Patrick Süskind
  • Release Date : 1986-09-12
  • Genre: Classics
  • File Size: 7022455 Bytes


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 ...

Perfume

Perfume


  • Author: Jean-Claude Ellena
  • Release Date : 2011-09-15
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • File Size: 372537 Bytes


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 sens...

Perfume
Score: 3.5
From 148 Ratings

Perfume


  • Author : Patrick Süskind
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • 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....

Perfumes
Score: 3.5
From 10 Ratings

Perfumes


  • Author : Luca Turin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2008-04-10
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440634130


Perfumes Book Description :

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 fragrance...

Perfumery
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Perfumery


  • Author : Robert R. Calkin
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 1994-08-29
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0471589349


Perfumery Book Description :

A text/reference regarding the structure and function of components used in perfume development and the process of developing perfumes. Covers gas chromatography, mass spectrometry and a host of other analytical techniques; the esthetics and techniques of perfume development; the manifold and ever-changing safety-related requirements of countries and customers; concerns about the environmental impact of materials and impurities which affect the perfumer's work....

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 :
  • 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, ...

The Perfume of Egypt and Other Weird Stories

The Perfume of Egypt and Other Weird Stories


  • Author : C. W. Leadbeater
  • Publisher : Health Research Books
  • Release Date : 1996-09
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0787310700


The Perfume of Egypt and Other Weird Stories Book Description :

1912 Tales of weird fantasy novel of: Origin of the People; the Light; the End of the World; in Space: Adrift in the Solar Regions; Jupiter and the Jovians; Death in Jupiter; Alan - - The Knight Errant; the Cave of Whispering Madness; the Hall....

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 :
  • 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 intellige...

The Ephemeral History of Perfume

The Ephemeral History of Perfume


  • Author : Holly Dugan
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-14
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421402345


The Ephemeral History of Perfume Book Description :

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 origin...

Jitterbug Perfume
Score: 4.5
From 30 Ratings

Jitterbug Perfume


  • Author : Tom Robbins
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2003-06-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0553897926


Jitterbug Perfume Book Description :

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....

Quintessentially Perfume

Quintessentially Perfume


  • Author : Nathalie Grainger
  • Publisher : Quintessentially Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • 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 r...