It begins with an explanation of smell itself, goes on to describe how perfume notes are extracted from flower, citrus, resin, etc., includes a sumptuous glossary of raw materials and explains the key aspects of perfumery. Should an emergency arise, I might well be found running from the house with my purse, a sack of fragrances, and The Essence of Perfume. Previous page of related Sponsored Products. Even though I dearly love my Kindles, I did order this as a hardback book, and I am so glad I did. As the world’s leading perfume authority, Dove leads us on an extravagant journey through the world of scent, from Ancient Egypt, where myth has it that the fragrance Kypi induced mass surrender, through to the 1920s, when Jean Harlow’s husband—maddened by his love and frustrated by his impotence—drenched himself in his wife’s perfume before ending his life.

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Having developed an interest in fine and niche fragrances I knew I had to purchase this book by Mr Roja Dove world expert on perfumes. Our sense of smell is discussed, focusing on how it has evolved and …
The Essence of Perfume is the first book by the world's only Professeur de Parfums, and is as captivating as it is informative.

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A wonderful informative reference book. The photography of the classic bottles and advertising is a delight to the eye. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. The pictures are sumptuous and the written content very easy to follow.

Roja Dove is without doubt the world’s leading fragrance authority. The photography of the classic bottles and advertising is a delight to the eye.

Should an emergency arise, I might well be found running from the house with my purse, a sack of fragrances, and The Essence of Perfume. Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2016.

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It can be a coffee table book to peruse casually. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 14, 2011. All Hello, Sign in. He began his career at Guerlain and 6 years later was bestowed the title of 'Professeur de Parfums'. Is: Engelse parfumeur en eigenaar van het parfummerk dat zijn naam draagt. Very useful and interesting are the clear and lovely photos of the perfume ingredients themselves. I know the rest, I've read them all (well, almost all) in various shapes, sizes and formats:), Reviewed in the United States on September 23, 2009. This is a wonderful volume - lavishly illustrated and well researched.
Great for a coffee table. {"bd_js_shop":"Shop","bd_js_too_long_for_shipping_label":"Sorry, that's too long for our shipping labels","bd_js_too_long":"Sorry, that's too long","bd_js_could_not_find_address_try_again":"Sorry, we couldn't find the address. Reviewed in the United States on October 11, 2016. A must buy for the perfumista! Great functional coffee table book, but a serious one! Like I said before, it's not in depth, but it is written in such a way that it makes sense to anyone who is just starting to want to understand how perfumes are structured. Next it moves on to explain the various perfume categories or "families", like florals, orientals, chypres, etc.

If you're looking for a book to give you an in depth history of perfume, how it's made and how it works on our sense of smell, this is not that book.

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The first half of the book is dedicated to just that - explaining perfume basics, and then going decade by decade through the most important fragrances of the 20th century. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to movies, TV shows, music, Kindle e-books, Twitch Prime, and more. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Roja Dove's passion for fragrance is contagious. There was a problem loading your book clubs.

I bought this book for a friend who works in the perfume industry. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. Roja Dove’s passion for fragrance is contagious. Roja Dove is obviously an expert in perfume and its history. Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.