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The Little Book of Perfumes: The 100 classics by [Turin, Luca, Sanchez, Tania]
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4.5 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

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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)

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

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 698 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books (3 Nov. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0065MKMGY
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #138,088 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I have kept all my bottles of perfume for many years so was gratified to find that without exception, all my favourites were 5 starred and it gave me the opportunity to try some new scents which I am now thoroughly enjoying.
This is an immensely enjoyable, funny, readable trawl through around 1900 perfumes , some in production and some not which was frustrating (hence it dropped a star) because contrary to the beliefs of Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez, these discontinued scents are not generally available now even if you Google them !
Reading the book though, it became obvious that the authors have some kind of "down" on the House of Caron which I don't quite understand - I have a 1928 bottle of Tabac Blond and a modern one and I find almost no difference in the fragrances after 10 minutes on the skin and it's the same with En Avion - again, I have an original '30's sample and a newer one . It frustrates me that the duo can give 5 stars to discontinued scents and then only two to En Avion on the basis that it has been reformulated and no longer resembles the original - which is untrue - its probably as close as it can get with the bans on some additives that the" perfume Police" have imposed .
I do believe that modern Caron fragrances entirely composed by Richard Fraysse are disjointed and somewhat "jangly" on the nerves, my husband hates them with a passion.(Accord 119, Lady Caron - way too "shouty" ) .
I would also take issue with them over the two Sisley fragrances , Eau de Soir and Soir de Lune which , if you read this guide , would put you off buying them (and they are not one star perfumes imo) and also the House of Creed which also does not come off well in this guide (probably with good reason in Creed's case).
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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.
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The Kindle version does not have a contents or index page, so it is more difficult to look up a particular item. Most of the text comes from the earlier book but the information about the latest formulations is helpful.
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A summary of all the top perfumes from the first book. Plus updates on the effects of reformulations between the two books.
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