The Little Book of Perfumes by Luca Turin & Tania Sanchez
The husband and wife duo behind Perfumes : The Guide have a new , smaller release called The Little Book of Perfumes.
This new book takes a look at what the authors feel are are the best 96 perfumes . It also includes a rare look at four scents no longer available and now only at the Osmotheque museum in Paris.
The book is a slim, narrow volume making it a fun gift idea for the perfume lover. It's not always easy to know what fragrance to buy someone, but a book on perfume? That's a great idea. If you really love perfume, you love to read about it. Seriously, I need a book club for perfume books. Now that would be interesting.
Scents are discussed by Turin and Sanchez in their original form and if they've been re-formulated or updated then that information is included also.
Favorites of mine included - Fracas, Parfums MDCI Promesse de l'Aube and oldie but goodie Calyx.
The Little Book of Perfumes ( Viking , $ 18.00) will be on sale beginning October 31st .