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The first book of its kind: a definitive guide to the world
Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez are experts in the world
Turin, a renowned scientist, and Sanchez, a longtime perfume
have spent years sniffing the world's most elegant and
well as some truly terrible—perfumes. In Perfumes: The
they combine their talents and experience to review more
hundred fragrances, separating the divine from the good from the
monumentally awful. Through witty, irreverent, and
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"
• 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
• 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
Robert Parker's books have done for wine. Beautifully
elegantly illustrated, this book will be the perfect gift for
collectors and anyone who's ever had an interest in the
subject of perfume.
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