The Perfume Companion is a beautifully illustrated compendium of almost 500 recommended scents. It organizes and explores fragrances in a bid to guide readers toward new favourites. Filled with vibrant descriptions and specially commissioned detailed illustrations that bring the fragrances and their beautiful bottles to life, it is the ideal introduction to the complex world of scent.
The Perfume Companion is a beautifully illustrated compendium of more than 500 recommended scents, designed to help you pick out your next favourite fragrance.
Perfumes have the power to make us feel fabulous, remind us of treasured memories and to help us through the trials of daily life. But with so many out there, how do you choose something new? When the scents in the perfume shop are merging into one aromatic haze, how do you remain focused? And if your favourite scent goes out of stock, how do you replace it? The Perfume Companion is here to help.
Sarah McCartney and Samantha Scriven deliver a host of scents for you to try - including bargain finds and luxury treasures, iconic stalwarts and indie newcomers, the masculine and the feminine. With insider information about how perfumes are really made, discover hundreds of new fragrances and find the scents to share your own memories with. This is the perfect companion for your scented adventures.
Sarah McCartney is the founder and perfumer at 4160Tuesdays, an independent perfumery in west London. For fourteen years, she wrote for the Lush Times, the in-house newspaper at Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics. In 2010 she wrote a novel, The Scent of Possibility, then started to make the fragrances she'd described in her book. Sarah's fragrances have been nominated for three Fragrance Foundation Awards, and she has won the Eau MG Readers Award for Best Indie Fragrance House, and Best Indie Fragrance. Samantha Scrivenis a freelance writer and copywriter, and founder of the popular perfume blog I Scent You a Day, where she has reviewing perfumes since 2013. She was a finalist in the Fragrance Foundation UK Jasmine Awards for two years running.
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Table Of Contents:
Introduction Covers the history and making of perfume, and includes an introductory fragrance Q&A-all the frequently asked questions and their answers, such as: What's the difference between Eau de Parfum and Eau de Toilette? Why doesn't my perfume last? Where's the best place to apply perfume? Is natural better than synthetic?Chapter 1: Citrus Lemon Orange Grapefruit Lime Bergamot BlendsChapter 2: Floral Fruity Classic Aldehydes Oriental Fresh and light MuskChapter 3: Soliflores (Individual flowers) Rose-classic Rose-unexpected Iris Jasmine Violet Geranium Tuberose Lily of the valley Fantasy flowers The best of the restChapter 4: Oriental Amber Spicy Floral Vanilla Tobacco IncenseChapter 5: Herbal Classic Lavender Mint Juniper Green The best of the restChapter 6: Woods Sandalwood Cedarwood Amber woods Rosewood Guiaicwood The best of the restChapter 7: Musk Soft Woody Amber Floral Deep LightChapter 8: Mossy Fruity Floral Citrus Woody Herbal ClassicChapter 9: Leather Classic Floral Tobacco Vanilla Patchouli WoodyChapter 10: Oudh Classic Floral Saffron Leather Gourmand MuskChapter 11: Gourmand Caramel Fruity Vanilla Herbal Boozy FloralChapter 12: Fruity Peach and apricot Red fruits Melon Floral Amber MuskChapter 13: Marine-watery scents Sea salt Fruity Floral Citrus Herbal Sun lotionChapter 14: Concepts Smoke Animal Plastic Human Metal Offworld
Frances Lincoln (Adult)