[This book] makes you want to run to a perfume counter and test your impressions against the author's romantic rhapsodies.” (Liesel Schillinger - The New York Times)
You will get to know how this industry is seen by a person with great esteem as a perfumer.
Unfortunately, this book is so technical I often found myself tuning out and having to remind myself to focus on what I was reading.
While touching upon several aspects of the world of perfume, the author's musings are more often than not confusing.
Exactly what I was looking for.
To know how perfumes are created, with which materials and how is the creative process to make them. Read more
Ellena, who is of course French, and now the main nose of Hermès, writes about himself, the craft, and the industry.Published 7 months ago by Mel BYARS
Ellena is one of the most authority in the perfumery area and however is simple and humble. This is the magic that make this book pleasant and useful.Published 17 months ago by Orpheu Cairolli
I bought this book in amazon china. a nice book, however, during the reading, i found it is very difficult to understand. Read morePublished 21 months ago by W. Tan
it was an o.k. story, a little dark for my tastes. my fellow book clubbers (is that a word?) thought so too.Published 24 months ago by Debra Tufford
You dont't buy this book if you're averagely interested in perfume.
But, if you are interested in perfumery, and how perhaps the worlds most
charismatic yet rebellious... Read more
Downloaded this to my Kindle, mistaking it for "Perfume: The Story of A Murderer" (my bad) and it has proved to be a serendipitous companion through the world of the parfumeur. Read morePublished on July 16, 2012 by Tommi Whitfield