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Perfumes : the guide

Author: Luca Turin; Tania Sanchez
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An olfactory scientist and a perfume critic review more than 1,200 fragrances to identify preferred and less-recommended varieties, in a guide that introduces women's and men's fragrances and discusses the history and chemistry of perfumes.
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Luca Turin; Tania Sanchez
ISBN: 9780670018659 0670018651
OCLC Number: 175286370
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 384 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction to perfume criticism : how to connect your nose to your brain --
Feminine fragrance --
Beauty and the bees --
The classic and the romantic --
Masculine fragrance --
Masculine elegance and what it smells like --
The wasteland --
Chemistry and art : a brief history of perfume --
Answers to frequently asked questions --
Perfume reviews (in alphabetical order) --
Glossary of materials and terms --
Top ten lists --
Best feminines --
Best masculines --
Best feminines for men --
Best masculines for women --
Best florals --
Best chypres --
Best orientals --
Best quiet fragrances --
Best loud fragrances --
Index of star ratings.
Responsibility: Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez.
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An olfactory scientist and a perfume critic review more than 1,200 fragrances to identify preferred and less-recommended varieties, in a guide that introduces women's and men's fragrances and discusses the history and chemistry of perfumes.

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