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Essence and Alchemy: A Book of Perfume Hardcover – 1 May 2001

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  • Hardcover: 244 pages
  • Publisher: North Point Press; 1 edition (May 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0865475539
  • ISBN-13: 978-0865475533
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 14.6 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,556,275 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Probably the ultimate Christmas present for the modern aesthete" -- Evening Standard --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Introduction Chapter 1 The Spirit of the Alchemist: A Natural History of Perfume Chapter 2 Prima Materia: Perfume Basics Chapter 3 The Calculus of Fixation: Base Notes Chapter 4 Aromatic Stanzas: Heart Notes Chapter 5 The Sublime and the Volatile: Head Notes Chapter 6 An Octave of Odors: The Art of Composition Chapter 7 Flacon de Seduction: Perfume and the Boudoir Chapter 8 Perfumed Waters: The Reverie of the Bath Chapter 9 Aromatics of the Gods: Perfume and the Soul Supplies for the Beginning Perfumer Notes Bibliography Acknowledgments Index --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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