The Perfume Collector

The Perfume Collector
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Author: Kathleen Tessaro
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781443406031
Release: 2013-05-14
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In 1955, Grace Monroe’s marriage has landed her at the heart of London’s high society, but the role of sophisticated socialite doesn’t come easily to her. An unexpected inheritance from a French woman she has never met sends her on a journey to Paris, to a long-abandoned perfume shop where she discovers the bewitching story of Eva d’Orsey, a perfumer’s muse in the 1920s. As Eva’s past and Grace’s future intersect, Grace realizes she must choose between the life she thinks she should live and the person she is truly meant to be.

The Perfume Collector

The Perfume Collector
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Author: Kathleen Tessaro
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780062257857
Release: 2013-05-14
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A remarkable novel about secrets, desire, memory, passion, and possibility. Newlywed Grace Monroe doesn’t fit anyone’s expectations of a successful 1950s London socialite, least of all her own. When she receives an unexpected inheritance from a complete stranger, Madame Eva d’Orsey, Grace is drawn to uncover the identity of her mysterious benefactor. Weaving through the decades, from 1920s New York to Monte Carlo, Paris, and London, the story Grace uncovers is that of an extraordinary women who inspired one of Paris’s greatest perfumers. Immortalized in three evocative perfumes, Eva d’Orsey’s history will transform Grace’s life forever, forcing her to choose between the woman she is expected to be and the person she really is. The Perfume Collector explores the complex and obsessive love between muse and artist, and the tremendous power of memory and scent.

The Perfume Collector

The Perfume Collector
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Author: Kathleen Tessaro
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780007419838
Release: 2013-04-11
Editor: HarperCollins UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A secret history of scent, memory and desire from the Sunday Times bestselling author of ELEGANCE and THE DEBUTANTE.

Elegance

Elegance
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Author: Ali Rahim,Hina Jamelle
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780470029688
Release: 2007-03-23
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Elegance represents an important watershed in architectural design. Since the onset of computer-driven technologies, innovative designers have, almost exclusively, been preoccupied with the pursuit of digital techniques. This issue of AD extrapolates current design tendencies and brings them together to present a new type of architecture, one that is seamlessly trying processes, space, structure and material together with beauty. ‘Elegance’ here is cast with a new contemporary meaning as it is applied to work that is effortlessly complex. It is analogous to an elegant algorithm that uses a small amount of initiative code to great effect. In a structure elegance may be expressed by a complex surface that retains its continuity and integrity even when punctured. In many ways, Elegance marks a coming of age for, ‘digital architecture’, as architects become more adept at producing complexity and integrating digital design technologies, production and assembly systems producing elegant solutions. It is the potent finesse that is often associated with the work of Zaha Hadid Architects and other featured architects, such as Mark Goulthorpe of Decoi and Hani Rashid of Asymptote.

Rare Objects

Rare Objects
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Author: Kathleen Tessaro
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781443443135
Release: 2016-04-12
Editor: HarperCollins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Rare Objects is a captivating new work of historical fiction from Kathleen Tessaro, the New York Times–bestselling author of The Perfume Collector. Near the end of the Prohibition era and the beginning of the Great Depression, in a city divided by privilege and poverty, two very unlikely friends meet in desperate circumstances, bound by a shared secret . . . Boston, 1933. Maeve Fanning is a first-generation Irish immigrant, born and raised among the poor, industrious Italian families of Boston’s North End by her widowed mother. Clever, capable and as headstrong as her trademark red hair suggests, she’s determined to better herself despite the overwhelming hardships of the Great Depression. However, Maeve also has a dangerous fondness for strange men and bootleg gin—a rebellious hunger for experience that soon finds her spiraling downward, leading a double life. When the strain proves too much, Maeve becomes an unwilling patient in a remote psychiatric hospital, where she strikes up a friendship with an enigmatic young woman, who, like Maeve, is unable or unwilling to control her unladylike desire for freedom. Once out, Maeve must start over again, and armed with a bottle of bleach and a few white lies, she lands a job at an eccentric antiques shop catering to Boston’s wealthiest and most peculiar collectors. Run by a retired anthropology professor and an elusive English archeologist, the exclusive shop is a haven of the obscure and incredible that opens a window onto the world of rare artifacts—and that of America’s social elite. While delivering a purchase to the wealthy Van der Laar family, Maeve is introduced to beautiful socialite Diana Van der Laar—only to discover she’s the young woman from the hospital. Reunited with the charming but increasingly unstable Diana and pursued by her attractive brother James, Maeve becomes more and more entwined with the Van der Laar family—a connection that pulls her deep into a world of social and political ambition, deceit and ultimately betrayal. Bewitched by their wealth and desperate to leave her past behind, Maeve is forced to unearth her true values and discover just how far she’s willing to go to reinvent herself. A rich, universal story of ambition, transformation, desire and betrayal, Rare Objects is acclaimed writer Kathleen Tessaro’s finest work to date. “Kathleen Tessaro writes beautifully.” —MARIAN KEYES

The Perfume Collector

The Perfume Collector
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Author: Kathleen Tessaro
Pages: 464
ISBN: 1443406023
Release: 2014-04-28
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In 1955, Grace Monroe's marriage has landed her at the heart of London's high society, but the role of sophisticated socialite doesn't come easily to her. An unexpected inheritance from a French woman she has never met sends her on a journey to Paris, to a long-abandoned perfume shop where she discovers the bewitching story of Eva d'Orsey, a perfumer's muse in the 1920s. As Eva's past and Grace's future intersect, Grace realizes she must choose between the life she thinks she should live and the person she is truly meant to be.

The Debutante

The Debutante
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Author: Kathleen Tessaro
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781443446099
Release: 2015-04-28
Editor: HarperCollins

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A brilliant, unforgettable novel by the New York Times bestselling author of The Perfume Collector. Can the secrets of one woman's past change another woman's future? Cate Albion is a gifted young artist at a crossroads in her life. Looking to escape New York for the summer, she takes a job in her aunt's London auction house and is soon sent on assignment to the English countryside to value the contents of Endsleigh House, the once gracious but now crumbling estate of a former Jazz Age socialite. There, hidden in the back of a dusty bookshelf, Cate discovers an old shoebox, and inside, a peculiar assortment of objects, including an exquisite pair of 1930s dancing shoes; a faded photograph of a handsome young sailor, and a rare Tiffany pearl and emerald bracelet. Intrigued, Cate sets out to learn more about the box and its contents, and becomes immersed in the mystery of its owner, Diana “Baby” Blythe, the younger of the infamous, glamorous Blythe sisters. Bright, beautiful, and reckless, Baby was the most famous debutante of her generation . . . until she suddenly disappeared entirely from view. As a shocking tale of love and betrayal begins to unravel, Cate finds herself being drawn deeper into Baby's tragic life story—one that will force Cate to confront some dark truths about her own choices.

A Collector s Handbook of Miniature Perfume Bottles

A Collector s Handbook of Miniature Perfume Bottles
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Author: Jeri Lyn Ringblum
Pages: 264
ISBN: 0764300385
Release: 1996
Editor: Schiffer Pub Limited

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A convenient handbook with hundreds of clear color photographs and fascinating stories about each fragrance. Fragrance names, their creators, launch dates, bottle and package designs and dimensions are all here, as well as a price guide reflecting today's fragrance bottle market.

The Little Book of Perfumes

The Little Book of Perfumes
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Author: Luca Turin,Tania Sanchez
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781101545331
Release: 2011-10-27
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The quintessential guide to the one hundred most glorious perfumes in the world. When Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez published Perfumes: The Guide in 2008, it was hailed as "ravishingly entertaining" by John Lanchester in The New Yorker, "witty and knowledgeable" on Style.com, and "provocative and hugely entertaining" by the Times Literary Supplement. The Little Book of Perfumes focuses on just one hundred masterpieces of perfume: ninety-six five-star perfumes from the original book, as well as four "museum" perfumes-legendary scents that are preserved in the Versailles Osmothèque. This stunningly produced petite volume offers lovers of perfume the best of the best-a perfect gift book for anyone looking either for a brilliant fragrance or an intelligent, witty read.

The Perfume Lover

The Perfume Lover
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Author: Denyse Beaulieu
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780143188421
Release: 2013-03-19
Editor: Penguin Canada

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What if the most beautiful night in your life inspired a perfume? When Denyse Beaulieu was growing up in Montreal, perfume was forbidden in her house, spurring a childhood curiosity that became an intellectual and sensual passion. She pursued this passion to Paris, where she now lives, becoming a respected fragrance writer. But little did she know that it would also lead her to achieve a perfume lover’s wildest dream.

Perfume

Perfume
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Author: Patrick Süskind
Pages: 255
ISBN: 9780375725845
Release: 2001
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An odorless baby found orphaned in a Paris gutter in 1738 grows to become a monster obsessed with his perfect sense of smell and a desire to capture, by any means, the ultimate scent that will make him human. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

The Flirt

The Flirt
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Author: Kathleen Tessaro
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781443446068
Release: 2015-04-28
Editor: HarperCollins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Sexy, independent Leticia Vane runs her own lingerie shop and knows just how to make a woman feel beautiful. But not only is love strictly off limits for Leticia, she doesn’t believe it even exists. Meanwhile, as socialite Olivia Bourgalt du Coudray wanders around her exquisite house in Chester Square, she has everything money can buy, except a happy marriage. Luckily, handsome young Hughie Venables-Smythe is discovering a secret new profession — the timeless art of the flirt. It can save a marriage or lift a heart faster than any therapy — only Hughie is something of a wild card. When provocative anonymous notes are delivered to both Olivia and Leticia, events take a delicious turn. Who is flirting with whom? And is flirtation innocent or can it lead to more dangerous territories of the heart?

The Book of Lost Fragrances

The Book of Lost Fragrances
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Author: M. J. Rose
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781451621495
Release: 2012-03-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A spellbinding novel from the internationally bestselling author! A Secret Worth Dying For… Jac L’Etoile has always been haunted by visions of the past, her earliest memories infused with the exotic scents that she grew up with as the heir to a storied French perfume company. These worsened after her mother’s suicide until she finally found a doctor who helped her, teaching her to explore the mythological symbolism in her visions and thus lessen their painful impact. This ability led Jac to a wildly successful career as a mythologist, television personality, and author. When her brother, Robbie—who’s taken over the House of L’Etoile from their father—contacts Jac about a remarkable discovery in the family archives, she’s skeptical. But when Robbie goes missing before he can share the secret—leaving a dead body in his wake—Jac is plunged into a world she thought she’d left behind. Traveling back to Paris to investigate Robbie’s disappearance, Jac discovers that the secret is a mysterious scent developed in Cleopatra’s time. Could the rumors swirling be true? Can this ancient perfume hold the power to unlock the ability to remember past lives and conclusively prove reincarnation? If this possession has the power to change the world, then it’s not only worth living for…it’s worth killing for, too. The Book of Lost Fragrances fuses history, passion, and suspense in an intoxicating web that moves from Cleopatra’s Egypt and the terrors of revolutionary France to Tibet’s battle with China and the glamour of modern-day Paris. This marvelous, spellbinding novel mixes the sensory allure of Perfume with the heartbreaking beauty of The Time Traveler’s Wife, coming to life as richly as our most wildly imagined dreams.

The Art of Perfume

The Art of Perfume
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Author: Christie Mayer Lefkowith
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0500280444
Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Lalique, Gaillard, Viard, Dépinoix, Many of the finest artists, designers and couturiers of the modern period have produced perfume bottles. The development of exciting forms, elaborate labels and boxes has meant that they are now extremely collectable and valuable objects. 'The Art of Perfume' is the result of many years’ research by a passionate collector, Christie Mayer Lefkowith. An intriguing text documents the history of the perfume bottle from 1850 to 1950, accompanied by superb colour photographs of the most striking designs. With a reference section listing over 500 major perfumers, designers and glassmakers, this is the definitive survey of perfume bottles and an invaluable sourcebook for collectors, designers and all those with an interest in 20th-century decorative arts.

The Perfume of Memory

The Perfume of Memory
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Author: Michelle Nikly
Pages: 40
ISBN: 0439082064
Release: 1999
Editor: Arthur a Levine

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When a disgruntled Royal Advisor causes the queen to lose all her memories, a perfume-maker named Yasmin helps her remember with the evocative scents she creates.

Commercial Perfume Bottles

Commercial Perfume Bottles
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Author: Jacquelyne Jones-North
Pages: 269
ISBN: STANFORD:36105026183066
Release: 1997
Editor: Schiffer Pub Limited

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Over 800 beautiful color photos of perfume bottles ranging from the exquisite flacons of Lalique, Baccarat, Viard, Brosse, Jollivet, Cristal Nancy, Wheaton, C.K. Brenda, and Lucien Guillard to figural bottles and dimestore novelties. Bottles with the original packaging are included, as are catalogs and advertising photographs. An important book for collectors.

Perfumes

Perfumes
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Author: Luca Turin,Tania Sanchez
Pages: 620
ISBN: 9781847651525
Release: 2010-08-06
Editor: Profile Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

'I've long wished perfumery to be taken seriously as an art, and for scent critics to be as fierce as opera critics, and for the wearers of certain "fragrances" to be hissed in public, while others are cheered. This year has brought Perfumes: The Guide by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez, which I breathed in, rather than read, in one delighted gulp.' Hilary Mantel, Guardian Perfumes: The Guide is the culmination of Turin's lifelong obsession and rare scientific flair and Sanchez's stylish and devoted blogging about every scent that she's ever loved and loathed. Together they make a fine and utterly persuasive argument for the unrecognised craft of perfume-making. Perfume writing has certainly never been this honest, compelling or downright entertaining.

The Perfect Scent

The Perfect Scent
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Author: Chandler Burr
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781429924658
Release: 2008-01-22
Editor: Henry Holt and Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the New York Times perfume critic, a stylish, fascinating, unprecedented insider's view of the global perfume industry, told through two creators working on two very different scents. No journalist has ever been allowed into the ultrasecretive, highly pressured process of originating a perfume. But Chandler Burr, the New York Times perfume critic, spent a year behind the scenes observing the creation of two major fragrances. Now, writing with wit and elegance, he juxtaposes the stories of the perfumes -- one created by a Frenchman in Paris for an exclusive luxury-goods house, the other made in New York by actress Sarah Jessica Parker and Coty, Inc., a giant international corporation. We follow Coty's mating of star power to the marketing of perfume, watching Sex and the City's Parker heading a hugely expensive campaign to launch a scent into the overcrowded celebrity market. Will she match the success of Jennifer Lopez? Does she have the international fan base to drive worldwide sales? In Paris at the elegant Hermès, we see Jean Claude Ellena, his company's new head perfumer, given a challenge: he must create a scent to resuscitate Hermès's perfume business and challenge le monstre of the industry, bestselling Chanel No. 5. Will his pilgrimage to a garden on the Nile supply the inspiration he needs? The Perfect Scent is the story of two daring creators, two very different scents, and a billion-dollar industry that runs on the invisible magic of perfume.

Superman Comic Chapter Books The Planet Collector

Superman  Comic Chapter Books  The Planet Collector
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Author: Laurie S. Sutton
Pages: 88
ISBN: 9781496503251
Release: 2014-08-01
Editor: Capstone

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The super-villain known as Brainiac loves nothing more than adding new data about civilizations to his memory banks--and then destroying those civilizations so the data is more valuable. He has long coveted Metropolis and sought to take it for himself, but the Man of Steel has always been able to repel the robotic villain. But this time, Brainiac has found a sentient Kryptonian ship that collects entire worlds...and led it directly to Earth! Can Superman stop two world-stealing intelligences at the same time?

Perfume

Perfume
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Author: Jean-Claude Ellena
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781628721706
Release: 2011-09-15
Editor: Skyhorse

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

To women the whole world over, perfume means glamour, and in the world of perfume, Jean-Claude Ellena is a superstar. In this one-of-a-kind book, the master himself takes you through the doors of his laboratory and explains the process of creating precious fragrances, revealing the key methods and recipes involved in this mysterious alchemy. Perfume is a cutthroat, secretive multibillion-dollar industry, and Ellena provides an insider’s tour, guiding us from initial inspiration through the mixing of essences and synthetic elements, to the deluxe packaging and marketing in elegant boutiques worldwide, and even the increasingly complicated safety standards that are set in motion for each bottle of perfume that is manufactured. He explains how the sense of smell works, using a palette of fragrant materials, and how he personally chooses and composes a perfume. He also reveals his unique way of creating a fragrance by playing with our olfactory memories in order to make the perfume seductive and desired by men and women the world over. Perfume illuminates the world of scent and manufactured desire by a perfumer who has had clients the likes of Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, and Hermés.