Perfumes: The A-Z Guide (Cărți parfumerie)

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 22 Oct 2009

'I've long wished perfumery to be taken seriously as an art, and for scent critics to be as fierce as opera critics, and for the wearers of certain "fragrances" to be hissed in public, while others are cheered. This year has brought Perfumes: The Guide by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez, which I breathed in, rather than read, in one delighted gulp.' Hilary Mantel, GuardianPerfumes: The Guide is the culmination of Turin's lifelong obsession and rare scientific flair and Sanchez's stylish and devoted blogging about every scent that she's ever loved and loathed. Together they make a fine and utterly persuasive argument for the unrecognised craft of perfume-making. Perfume writing has certainly never been this honest, compelling or downright entertaining.

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ISBN-13: 9781846681271
ISBN-10: 1846681278
Pagini: 640
Dimensiuni: 140 x 190 x 38 mm
Greutate: 0.78 kg
Ediția: Main
Editura: Profile
Colecția Profile Books
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Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

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Very interesting book for everybody who is interested in perfumes. It contains descriptions of perfumes, various tops. Should be paired with the next book Perfumes The Guide. Together they are the wikipedia of perfums.

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LUCA TURIN is the man who perfume-lovers openly adore. He's the author of The Secret of Scent (Faber, 2006). His top-rated perfume is Guerlain's Mitsouko.TANIA SANCHEZ is journalist and a perfume collector and expert from New York. Her personal perfume collection numbers almost 2000 bottles.They are married and divide their time between Boston and London.


It's an eau-de-must-have. If it came in a bottle we'd wear it.
An unexpected classic of criticism
If you are at all interested in perfume, one of life's greatest sensual pleasures, this is an essential possession
This husband-and-wife team has produced a work of perfume criticism that is as gripping as any thriller.
I loved it and bought it for all my friends. I have to say that this is certainly my favourite non-fiction book ever and is very likely my favourite book of all time! If I had to take only one book with me onto a desert island for an indefinite time, it would be this one.
The perfect gift for the scent addict in your life...witty and informative - and, occasionally, deliciously bitchy.
Brilliant writing... I shall now spray on my favourite scents in quite a different frame of mind!
hugely engrossing...the writing is brilliant...gorgeous.
Lyrical and acerbically witty compendium.
From riotous one-liners to elaborate reviews, fragrance experts Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez have written an authoritative guide to the best and worst scents.
It's a great book because it brilliantly combines technical knowledge with evocative, poetic and often laugh-out-loud-funny prose to provide incisive, vivid and honest criticism of all perfumes - from the 'staggeringly bad' to the 'deeply divine'.If you want to open your mind to the intricacies of scent - and enjoy a brilliant, entertaining read along the way - I can't recommend it enough.
consistently entertaining...scathingly inventive bitchiness.
astonishingly brilliant and witty companion to all things fragrant.
dazzlingly comprehensive compendium...the writing is the olfactory equivalent of mouthwatering.
genuinely wonderful...the authors's sense of smell is amazing.
I was fascinated... a description of every perfume known to man, which sounds peculiar, but is mesmeric.
a staggeringly complete compilation of perfume reviews...ridiculously entertaining.
For any fragrance indispensable beauty bible.
Highly entertaining critique which had me both fascinated and laughing out loud in equal measure... addictive and informative.
It's scents-sational!
A wise investment and an addictive read.
The authors' evocative and vivid writing style convinces us that perfume isn't a science but an art. Never again will you be able to walk past a perfume counter with quite the same nonchalance... if you have a nose for a good book, buy this one.
They're funny, bizarre, weird, hilarious writers.
It's an eau-de-must-have. If it came in a bottle we'd wear it.