The Little Book of Perfumes: The 100 classics and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more

Trade in Yours
For a £0.44 Gift Card
Trade in
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Start reading The Little Book of Perfumes: The 100 classics on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

The Little Book of Perfumes: The 100 classics [Hardcover]

Luca Turin , Tania Sanchez
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Available from these sellers.


Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £5.14  
Hardcover --  
Trade In this Item for up to £0.44
Trade in The Little Book of Perfumes: The 100 classics for an Amazon Gift Card of up to £0.44, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Book Description

3 Nov 2011

In Perfumes, Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez reviewed nearly 1,500 fragrances in their witty, irreverent and innovative handbook - separating the divine from the good from the monumentally awful.

Here in The Little Book of Perfumes the authors choose their 100 greatest fragrances of all time. Some are very famous, some hardly known, for women and men.

There is Jicky (1889), unisex coeval of the Eiffel Tower and 'a towering masterpiece'; Chanel's No. 5 (1921), perhaps the world's most famous perfume, 'stretching deliciously like a sleepy panther'; Knize Ten which 'everyone should own because there is only one like it' and White Linen (1978), 'a canonical expression of the American ideal of sex appeal'.

This is a perfect gift, a perfect browse.


Frequently Bought Together

The Little Book of Perfumes: The 100 classics + Perfumes: The A-Z Guide + The Secret of Scent: Adventures in Perfume and the Science of Smell
Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books (3 Nov 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846685192
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846685194
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 11.6 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 351,824 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Review

Praise for Perfumes: The A-Z Guide

'Perfumes is one of the best books I have ever read. It is dazzlingly good

(India Knight Sunday Times)

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. (Elle)

Witty, idiosyncratic and utterly must-have guide (Women & Home)

Book Description

This marvellous little book is a distillation of the essence of Turin and Sanchez's acclaimed masterwork Perfumes: The A-Z Guide

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 7 April 2013
By sussex1
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A summary of all the top perfumes from the first book. Plus updates on the effects of reformulations between the two books.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book for the coffee table 10 Nov 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Really good for dipping into. Gives good descriptions as to the characteristics of perfumes and helps you know what to look for. There are various classification systems contained within, such as best floral, best for men, best for value. The descriptions of more indulgent options sound quite enticing.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfumes . 1 Oct 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Very descriptive and wonderfully written book . It precied some of the larger books words . Very useful in prepairing the mind in what to expect of the perfume .
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback