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Essence and alchemy : a book of perfume

Author: Mandy Aftel
Publisher: New York : North Point Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A Berkeley, California perfumer discusses the meaning and use of fragrance throughout history, emphasizing the sensual, sexual, and sometimes spiritual, aspects of the art of perfumery, as expressed by poets, philosophers, and anonymous writers. She also offers information needed to understand and create unique fragrances using simple recipes. Illustrated with antique engravings and photographs.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mandy Aftel
ISBN: 0865475539 9780865475533
OCLC Number: 45320527
Description: 244 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 Spirit of the Alchemist: A Natural History of Perfume 11 --
Chapter 2 Prima Materia: Perfume Basics 48 --
Chapter 3 Calculus of Fixation: Base Notes 70 --
Chapter 4 Aromatic Stanzas: Heart Notes 99 --
Chapter 5 Sublime and the Volatile: Head Notes 118 --
Chapter 6 An Octave of Odors: The Art of Composition 132 --
Chapter 7 Flacon de Seduction: Perfume and the Boudoir 157 --
Chapter 8 Perfumed Waters: The Reverie of the Bath 175 --
Chapter 9 Aromatics of the Gods: Perfume and the Soul 185 --
Supplies for the Beginning Perfumer 199.
Responsibility: Mandy Aftel.
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An artisan perfumer reveals a lost art and its mysterious, sensual history. "Essence and Alchemy" resurrects the social and metaphysical legacy that is entwined with the evolution of perfumery.  Read more...

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"Even for those of us who may not be inspired to try our hand at the venerable art of the parfumier, this book has much to offer: fascinating facts about the history of perfume, its links with the Read more...

 
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