The Essence of Perfume

The Essence of Perfume, by Roja Dove.   Ex-Guerlain, now with his own Haute Parfumerie in Harrods, Roja’s is very much a coffee table book covering everything from extraction methods to bottle-makers, the sense of smell to classic scents, raw materials to fragrance families – each subject brought alive with glossy visuals.  Lovely shots of historic perfume bottles – and for the true perfume geek, a massive bibliography/reading list at the back of the book which would probably occupy you for a lifetime.  We’ve a hunch it’s going out of print and you may need to track it down on a secondhand site, nowadays.


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