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The Perfect Scent: A Year Inside the Perfume Industry in Paris and New York Paperback – 6 Jan 2009

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Product details

  • Paperback: 306 pages
  • Publisher: Picador USA; 1 Reprint edition (6 Jan. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312425775
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312425777
  • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 2.4 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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"Filled with fascinating revelations about an industry built on illusions . . . entices you to marvel all the more at the power of fragrance."--"The Dallas Morning News
"""The Perfect Scent" has drama, unforgettable characters, history, and location."--"Los Angeles Times
""An inside, Hollywoodesque account."--"The New York Times Book Review
""Burr winds his way deep into the secretive, dark, high-stakes world of perfumery, where following the scent can be hazardous to your career. . . . He smells the story in each bottle."--Associated Press

"Passionate and captivating."--"The Toronto Star
""An appealing writer and an acute observer, [who] tells his two stories well."--"The Wall Street Journal"
"Filled with fascinating revelations about an industry built on illusions."--"The Kansas City Star"


"Filled with fascinating revelations about an industry built on illusions . . . entices you to marvel all the more at the power of fragrance."--"The Dallas Morning News

"""The Perfect Scent" has drama, unforgettable characters, history, and location."--"Los Angeles Times

""An inside, Hollywoodesque account."--"The New York Times Book Review

""Burr winds his way deep into the secretive, dark, high-stakes world of perfumery, where following the scent can be hazardous to your career. . . . He smells the story in each bottle."--Associated Press

"Passionate and captivating."--"The Toronto Star

""An appealing writer and an acute observer, [who] tells his two stories well."--"The Wall Street Journal"

"Filled with fascinating revelations about an industry built on illusions."--"The Kansas City Star"


Filled with fascinating revelations about an industry built on illusions . . . entices you to marvel all the more at the power of fragrance. "The Dallas Morning News"

"The Perfect Scent" has drama, unforgettable characters, history, and location. "Los Angeles Times"

An inside, Hollywoodesque account. "The New York Times Book Review"

Burr winds his way deep into the secretive, dark, high-stakes world of perfumery, where following the scent can be hazardous to your career. . . . He smells the story in each bottle. "Associated Press"

Passionate and captivating. "The Toronto Star"

An appealing writer and an acute observer, [who] tells his two stories well. "The Wall Street Journal"

Filled with fascinating revelations about an industry built on illusions. "The Kansas City Star""

Filled with fascinating revelations about an industry built on illusions . . . entices you to marvel all the more at the power of fragrance. The Dallas Morning News

The Perfect Scent has drama, unforgettable characters, history, and location. Los Angeles Times

An inside, Hollywoodesque account. The New York Times Book Review

Burr winds his way deep into the secretive, dark, high-stakes world of perfumery, where following the scent can be hazardous to your career. . . . He smells the story in each bottle. Associated Press

Passionate and captivating. The Toronto Star

An appealing writer and an acute observer, [who] tells his two stories well. The Wall Street Journal

Filled with fascinating revelations about an industry built on illusions. The Kansas City Star

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"Filled with fascinating revelations about an industry built on illusions . . . entices you to marvel all the more at the power of fragrance." --The Dallas Morning News

"The Perfect Scent has drama, unforgettable characters, history, and location." --Los Angeles Times

"An inside, Hollywoodesque account." --The New York Times Book Review

"Burr winds his way deep into the secretive, dark, high-stakes world of perfumery, where following the scent can be hazardous to your career. . . . He smells the story in each bottle." --Associated Press

"Passionate and captivating." --The Toronto Star

"An appealing writer and an acute observer, [who] tells his two stories well." --The Wall Street Journal

"Filled with fascinating revelations about an industry built on illusions." --The Kansas City Star

About the Author

Chandler Burr is the scent critic for the New York Times Style Magazine and the author of The Emperor of Scent: A Story of Perfume, Obsession, and the Last Mystery of the Senses. He lives in New York City.



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