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OK: just try to get past the writing style
on 20 February 2014
Chandler Burr writes beautifully about perfume. If only he would stick to it... When he strays off the subject onto anything else, he is excruciatingly bad and pretentious. This book charts the attempts of Luca Turin to have his theory of how smell works accepted by the scientific establishment. Burr is a complete convert: I, not being a chemist, am not so sure. But a very interesting read about perfume and smell and chemistry - good for popular science fans, but no match for Turin's own book.