Score: 4.5
From 21 Ratings

The Collector of Dying Breaths


  • Author: M. J. Rose
  • Release Date : 2014-04-08
  • Genre: Historical
  • File Size: 6466663 Bytes


New York Times bestselling author M. J. Rose’s “wondrously original” (Providence Journal) suspense novel featuring perfumer Jac L’Etoile “combines fascinating history, torrid romance, and a compelling mystery” (Associated Press).Florence, Italy—1533: An orphan named René le Florentin is plucked from poverty to become not only the greatest perfumer in the country, but also the most dangerous, creating deadly poisons for his Queen, Catherine de Medici, to use against her rivals. But while mixing herbs and essences under the light of flickering candles, René can’t begin to imagine the tragic and personal consequences for which his lethal potions will be responsible.Paris, France—The Present:Renowned mythologist Jac L’Etoile becomes...

Score: 4.5
From 54 Ratings

The Debutante


  • Author: Kathleen Tessaro
  • Release Date : 2010-10-05
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 2484025 Bytes


A brilliant, unforgettable novel by the New York Times bestselling author of The Perfume Collector.Can the secrets of one woman's past change another woman's future?Cate Albion is a gifted young artist at a crossroads in her life. Looking to escape New York for the summer, she takes a job in her aunt's London auction house and is soon sent on assignment to the English countryside to value the contents of Endsleigh House, the once gracious but now crumbling estate of a former Jazz Age socialite. There, hidden in the back of a dusty bookshelf, Cate discovers an old shoebox, and inside, a peculiar assortment of objects, including an exquisite pair of 1930s dancing shoes; a faded photograph of a handsome young sailor, and a rare Tiffany pearl and em...

The Perfume Collector
Score: 3.5
From 34 Ratings

The Perfume Collector


  • Author : Kathleen Tessaro
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2013-05-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443406031


The Perfume Collector Book Description :

In 1955, Grace Monroe’s marriage has landed her at the heart of London’s high society, but the role of sophisticated socialite doesn’t come easily to her. An unexpected inheritance from a French woman she has never met sends her on a journey to Paris, to a long-abandoned perfume shop where she discovers the bewitching story of Eva d’Orsey, a perfumer’s muse in the 1920s. As Eva’s past and Grace’s future intersect, Grace realizes she must choose between the life she thinks she should live and the person she is truly meant to be....

The Perfume Collector
Score: 3.5
From 34 Ratings

The Perfume Collector


  • Author : Kathleen Tessaro
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2013-05-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062257857


The Perfume Collector Book Description :

A remarkable novel about secrets, desire, memory, passion, and possibility. Newlywed Grace Monroe doesn’t fit anyone’s expectations of a successful 1950s London socialite, least of all her own. When she receives an unexpected inheritance from a complete stranger, Madame Eva d’Orsey, Grace is drawn to uncover the identity of her mysterious benefactor. Weaving through the decades, from 1920s New York to Monte Carlo, Paris, and London, the story Grace uncovers is that of an extraordinary women who inspired one of Paris’s greatest perfumers. Immortalized in three evocative perfumes, Eva d’Orsey’s history will transform Grace’s life forever, forcing her to choose between the woman she is expected to be and the person she really is. The Perfu...

The Perfume Collector
Score: 3.5
From 33 Ratings

The Perfume Collector


  • Author : Kathleen Tessaro
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2013-04-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780007419838


The Perfume Collector Book Description :

A secret history of scent, memory and desire from the Sunday Times bestselling author of ELEGANCE and THE DEBUTANTE....

The Perfume Collector
Score: 3.5
From 33 Ratings

The Perfume Collector


  • Author : Kathleen Tessaro
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013-05-06
  • Genre: Inspiration
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1443406015


The Perfume Collector Book Description :

London, 1955: Grace Monroe is a young newlywed, eager to make a success of her marriage. However, with her intellectual curiosity and her unladylike talent for advanced mathematics, she finds the routine of elegant luncheons and exclusive parties among post-war London's social set more tiresome than exciting. When Grace receives an unexpected inheritance from a woman she's never met, she finds herself suddenly in Paris, embarking upon a journey to discover not only the identity of her mysterious benefactor but also the hidden secrets of her own past. In a story that takes us from New York in the 1920s to mid-century Monte Carlo, Paris and London, Grace discovers a world filled with the evocative, intoxicating power of perfume; an obsessive, desperate...

Rare Objects
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Rare Objects


  • Author : Kathleen Tessaro
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-04-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443443135


Rare Objects Book Description :

Rare Objects is a captivating new work of historical fiction from Kathleen Tessaro, the New York Times–bestselling author of The Perfume Collector. Near the end of the Prohibition era and the beginning of the Great Depression, in a city divided by privilege and poverty, two very unlikely friends meet in desperate circumstances, bound by a shared secret . . . Boston, 1933. Maeve Fanning is a first-generation Irish immigrant, born and raised among the poor, industrious Italian families of Boston’s North End by her widowed mother. Clever, capable and as headstrong as her trademark red hair suggests, she’s determined to better herself despite the overwhelming hardships of the Great Depression. However, Maeve also has a dangerous fondness for strang...

Elegance
Score: 3
From 14 Ratings

Elegance


  • Author : Kathleen Tessaro
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-05-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443457569


Elegance Book Description :

An enchanting, bittersweet novel for every woman who has ever longed for a fairy godmother. Louise Canova should be happy and in love. But her actor-husband seems to be growing distant and she doesn’t know why. Is it her fault? Riddled with uncertainty, the insecurity she thought she’d left behind in adolescence comes back to haunt her. But when she discovers a faded volume entitled ELEGANCE in a second-hand bookshop, she believes she’s found the answers. Written by the formidable French fashion expert, Madame Dariaux, ELEGANCE is an encyclopedia of style that promises to transform plain women into creatures of grace and poise at all times. And from Accessories to Zippers, there’s nothing Madame can’t advise upon - including inattentive hus...

The Debutante
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

The Debutante


  • Author : Kathleen Tessaro
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-04-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443446099


The Debutante Book Description :

A brilliant, unforgettable novel by the New York Times bestselling author of The Perfume Collector. Can the secrets of one woman's past change another woman's future? Cate Albion is a gifted young artist at a crossroads in her life. Looking to escape New York for the summer, she takes a job in her aunt's London auction house and is soon sent on assignment to the English countryside to value the contents of Endsleigh House, the once gracious but now crumbling estate of a former Jazz Age socialite. There, hidden in the back of a dusty bookshelf, Cate discovers an old shoebox, and inside, a peculiar assortment of objects, including an exquisite pair of 1930s dancing shoes; a faded photograph of a handsome young sailor, and a rare Tiffany pearl and emera...

Innocence
Score: 2.5
From 3 Ratings

Innocence


  • Author : Kathleen Tessaro
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-05-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443457576


Innocence Book Description :

From New York Times bestselling author Kathleen Tessaro comes a poignant, funny, and unforgettable story of real life, real love, and fantasy—and the changes they put you through. 1986. Starry-eyed and ready to take the world by storm, Evie Garlick leaves her small town of Eden, Ohio, to study drama in London, intent on becoming a star of the classical stage. But when she arrives in England, it quickly becomes clear she’s way out of her element—and completely unprepared for what fate has in store for her. Luckily, her new flatmate, the larger-than-life Robbie, immediately takes the bewildered Evie under her wing. Glamorous and bohemian, Robbie’s unorthodox Greenwich Village upbringing and reckless lust for life both dazzle and astonish Evie. ...

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....

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...