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The Secret of Scent

Adventures in Perfume and the Science of Smell
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Science, Cosmetology, Perfumes Technology, Health & Fitness, Health/Fitness, Chemistry - General, Science / General, Beauty & Grooming - General, Miscellanea, Per
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ISBN 100061133833
ISBN 139780061133831

Great insight in the history of the science of perfumery. Turin’s wit and humour is a great companion in the realm of fragrances and he gives an interesting flavour to the subject.

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Unfortunately, at times, the author loses himself in the intricacies of the chemistry behind scent and he loses track of the unveiling of the secret of scent/5(88). The Secret of Scent is a book about science by way of art, in which the author's passion for perfume leads him to the scientific mystery of what makes one molecule smell of garlic while another smells of rose.

Readers who know Luca Turin as the lively central figure in Chandler Burr's The Emperor of Scent will remember the ongoing debate between The Secret of Scent book competing /5. Praise for Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent Named one of Time Magazine and Flavorwire's Best Fall Reads “Aftel could be considered the scent world’s Alice Waters.

She writes passionately about scent pass[ing] through the histories of [her five] “landmark scents” like an anthropologist jotting down field notes. /5(58). This book was a fascinating journey through scents used in perfumes.

The book gives an overview of the different kinds of fragrances, focusing on five scents in particular. While I enjoyed learning more about where natural fragrances come from and how to use them, the book tended to ramble on at times without a clear direction/5.

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Synopsis Funny, irreverent and passionate, "The Secret of Scent" opens the lid on two worlds - the glamorous and highly lucrative realm of the perfume makers, and the equally rivalrous domain of smell science. Smell is our forgotten sense. Long neglected by science in favour of more /5(83).

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Turin is the author of the book The Secret of Scent (), which details the history and science of his theory of olfaction, an acclaimed critical guide to perfume in French, Parfums: Le Guide, with two editions in andand is co-author of the English-language books Perfumes: The A-Z Guide () and The Little Book of Perfumes ().

The acclaimed author of The Underground Railroad () follows up with a leaner, meaner saga of Deep South captivity set in the midth century and fraught with horrors more chilling for being based on true-life atrocities. Elwood Curtis is a law-abiding, teenage paragon of rectitude, an avid reader of encyclopedias and after-school worker diligently ISBN:   Allen & Unwin is Australia's leading independent book publisher and has been voted "Publisher of the Year" thirteen times including the inaugural award in and eleven times since The Secret of Scent - Luca Turin - - Allen & Unwin - Australia.

The Secret of Scent is a book about science by way of art, in which the author's passion for perfume leads him to the scientific mystery of what makes one molecule smell of garlic while another smells of rose.

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I thought about the power of scent to evoke feelings—-not just childhood memories, but unsettling emotions and fear too—-and I decided that perfume should be a theme at the heart of my story. Like the door of that secret agents’ club in London, the wartime lives of German women are easy to pass : Random House Publishing Group.

One man's passion for perfume leads him to explore one of the most intriguing scientific mysteries: What makes one molecule smell of garlic while another smells of rose. In this witty, engrossing, and wildly original volume, author Luca Turin explores the two competing theories of smell.

Is scent d. The Secret of Scent: Adventures in Perfume and the Science of Smell by Turin, Luca and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   With its uniquely accessible and captivating approach to science via art, The Secret of Scent will appeal to anyone who has ever wondered about the most mysterious of the five senses.

+ Read more ISBN:   Praise for Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent Named one of Time Magazine and Flavorwire's Best Fall Reads “Aftel could be considered the scent world’s Alice Waters. She writes passionately about scent pass[ing] through the histories of [her five] “landmark scents” like an anthropologist jotting down field notes.

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The “Alice Waters of American natural perfume” () celebrates our most potent sense, through five rock stars of the fragrant world.

Mandy Aftel is widely acclaimed as a trailblazer in natural perfumery. Over two decades of sourcing the finest aromatic ingredients from all over the world and creating artisanal fragrances, she has been an evangelist for the.

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Have you read Luca Turin's book The Secret of Scent. What did you think of it. 31st MarchAM # Wordbird. View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message View Blog Entries Join Date May Location Wales Posts 2, Re: Best books about perfume Funnily enough, even though I'm a huge Turinophile, I haven't got around to his book.

The book, Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent, is an authoritatively voiced, utterly fascinating, fact-laden look into the surprisingly complex world of scent.

It was written by Mandy Aftel, a Berkeley-based artisan perfumer who has been called "the Alice Waters of perfume.". If you could preserve one scent, what would it be. If technology was not an issue, what invention would you create.

In the course of the book, Emmeline lives on the island, in Secret Cove, and in the city. Each location affected her profoundly and differently. How have the places you’ve lived affected you.

Nightingale/scent questions: 5. ‘The Secret of Scent’ faintly capricious. There was a knowing naivety about it which made me think of Colette's writing style in her Claudine books. But the sense most people notice first is smell—the scent of old books prickling your nose.

Describing that smell, however, is a challenge. And. Praise for Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent Named one of Time Magazine and Flavorwire's Best Fall Reads “Aftel could be considered the scent world’s Alice Waters. She writes passionately about scent pass[ing] through the histories of [her five] “landmark scents” like an anthropologist jotting down field notes.

Format: Ebook. Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent Mandy Aftel. Riverhead, $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author The book. Fragrant (Hardcover) The Secret Life of Scent.

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Riverhead Books,pp. Publication Date: Octo Other Editions of This Title: Paperback (10/27/). Mazzeo calls her book an “unauthorized biography of a scent,” but in fact it is a biography of Coco Chanel as seen through the prism of her famous square flacon.Praise for Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent Named one of Time Magazine and Flavorwire's Best Fall Reads “Aftel could be considered the scent world’s Alice Waters.

She writes passionately about scent pass[ing] through the histories of [her five] “landmark scents” like an anthropologist jotting down field notes.

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