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5.0 out of 5 stars A sumptuous and enthralling look at the perfume business.
This book follows the story of the business of perfume. It traces the scent from harvesting the raw materials and the art of the perfumer, to the packaging and marketing of the finished product. It is a story of the perfume business, not a guide to making perfume.
I read this entire book within two days of receiving it. The text is light but fascinating. The book...
Published on 10 Jan 1999

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2.0 out of 5 stars A classic 'coffee table book'
This book is beautifully presented and well written, however it suffers from the classic 'coffee table book' syndrome in that there is very little factual content and a great deal of purple prose. One thing that struck me forcibly was that the author implies that she is a knowledgeable amateur perfumier, however she repeatedly shows her lack of real knowledge and even...
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A sumptuous and enthralling look at the perfume business., 10 Jan 1999
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This review is from: Perfume: The Art and Science of Scent (Hardcover)
This book follows the story of the business of perfume. It traces the scent from harvesting the raw materials and the art of the perfumer, to the packaging and marketing of the finished product. It is a story of the perfume business, not a guide to making perfume.
I read this entire book within two days of receiving it. The text is light but fascinating. The book is lavishly illustrated with photographs by Robb Kendrick. The photos are a sumptuous addition to the story and bring the text to life.
This book is beautiful and enthralling. Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A classic 'coffee table book', 6 Sep 2003
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This review is from: Perfume: The Art and Science of Scent (Hardcover)
This book is beautifully presented and well written, however it suffers from the classic 'coffee table book' syndrome in that there is very little factual content and a great deal of purple prose. One thing that struck me forcibly was that the author implies that she is a knowledgeable amateur perfumier, however she repeatedly shows her lack of real knowledge and even worse, her lack of a good sense of smell, for example she repeatedly claims that various substances smell almost identical whereas to a reasonable 'nose' they are utterly distinct.
If you want a descriptive overview of the perfume industry then this book will give you a good introduction, however if you are interested in the nitty-gritty of perfume design and marketing, pass this one by.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!, 13 Feb 1999
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This review is from: Perfume: The Art and Science of Scent (Hardcover)
All I can say is that this book is great. The auther Mrs. Cathy Ellen Newman, can make writing seem more like an art then an occupation. Learning about the proccess of how perfume is made and the science of it is just fascinating even our dignified leader, Mr. Sadahm Housane as insane as he is would like it very much and I hope he orders a copy soon.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book! A Unique Blend of Artistry and Science., 12 July 1999
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This review is from: Perfume: The Art and Science of Scent (Hardcover)
This bewitching, lavishly illustrated book does really explore every aspect of the fascinating yet little know art and science of scent. This book is very detailed from the beginning to the end.
The photography is stunning and spectaclar! It captures all the elegance and romance of an art where image is truly everything.
The book is very well written. It takes you through a very vivid journey into the fascinating world of fragrance. Sophisticated and irresistible as the classic it celebrates.
I have read this glamous, enthralling book twice and plan to place it on my coffee table as a conversational piece. It is well worth the money, every cents and then some.
TRULY THE ESSENCE OF ILLUSION!
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