The Little Book of Perfumes by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez is a handbook reviewing 100 of the best perfumes of all time for both men and women. The husband and wife team both have the credentials â€“ he is a scientist with a controversial theory of how we smell, and she is a perfume expert and journalist â€“ but the book is based solely on their preferences. The fragrances that made the cut are both obscure and famous â€“ they include Knize Ten “everyone should own because there is only one like it” and Chanel No. 5, possibly the worlds most well known perfume. For those still learning about fragrance, there is a handy glossary and index of brands, along with Top Ten lists for each type of fragrance (feminines, florals etc).
Fragrance lovers and perfume enthusiasts will love this book and enjoy learning more about their favourite scents, and discovering obscure and unknown smells, which is what we loved the most about the book, all with a side serve of Turin and Sanchez\’s irreverent, witty prose.
Available now: Allen & Unwin RRP$19.99.
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