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The Perfume Lover: A Personal History of Scent Paperback – March 19 2013

3.8 out of 5 stars 15 ratings

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Product details

  • Publisher : Penguin Canada (March 19 2013)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0143184288
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0143184287
  • Item weight : 340 g
  • Dimensions : 13.39 x 2.26 x 20.93 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.8 out of 5 stars 15 ratings

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“So deftly does Beaulieu mix the evocatively sensual with the intellectual and literary, it’s as though the pages themselves were scented.” - National Post

"The Perfume Lover is a gorgeous romp through the history of perfume and a personal exploration of its role in Beaulieu's life as a woman and world class sensualist. In lush prose that is as evocative as its subject, Beaulieu describes the alchemy of perfume: its intriguing manufacture, its delicious seductions, and the potent mnemonic rhapsodies ignited by the mystery of olfaction. A thoroughly delectable and passionately intelligent read.” - Debra Ollivier, author of the national bestseller What French Women Know

About the Author

Denyse Beaulieu was born in Winnipeg, grew up in Montreal, and now lives in Paris, where she works as a translator. She is the author of Sex Game Book: A Cultural History of Sexuality. She is also the perfume editor for Citizen K and now devotes herself to smelling, analyzing, and reviewing perfumes for her bilingual blog, Grain de Musc.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Self-absorbed, deeply unlikeable author makes this a very, very hard book to love
Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2013
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