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Fragrance: The Story of Perfume from Cleopatra to Chanel

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Enter the unexpected and intriguing realm of scent, where fragrances have the power to calm as well as to stimulate. These tales from the ancient quest for pleasing aromas offer a microcosm of history's larger movements, from the scented sails of Cleopatra's barges to modern-day fashion trends. This book is more than a historical overview of one of the world's oldest indus
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published January 1st 1985 by Scribner Book Company (first published January 1984)
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Oct 01, 2016 Robin rated it really liked it
From science to spice trade to sexual allure, Fragrance covers just about every aspect of scent and perfume from the dawn of civilization through 1984, when it was published. The history is fascinating, and I only wish that an updated edition had been written, to include how the digital era has changed perfume making and marketing.

Though the first chapters, on essential oil extraction methods and how our olfactory sense works, might be a little intimidating to non-scientists, illustrations and
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