The Perfect Scent: A Year Inside the Perfume Industry in Paris and New York

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Macmillan, Jan 6, 2009 - Business & Economics - 306 pages
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The Perfect Scent is the thrilling inside story of the global perfume industry, told through two creators working on two very different scents. The first is commissioned by the French luxury brand Hermés, and developed by a perfumer named Jean-Claude Ellena, who begins his search for the scent on the banks of the Nile. The second is a celebrity fragrance, developed in New York by movie star Sarah Jessica Parker and a team of perfumers from a global conglomerate. Chalder Burr, the New York Times's perfume critic, spent a year behind the scenes watching both creators at work. His thrilling narrative follows each scent from the initial concept to the worldwide launch. 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.

 

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Review: The Perfect Scent: A Year Inside the Perfume Industry in Paris and New York

User Review  - Doreen - Goodreads

I read Chandler Burr's original New Yorker article on Un Jardin Sur Nil when it came out and remember being absolutely fascinated. Mr Burr is an excellent journalist and writer, and he really drew me ... Read full review

Review: The Perfect Scent: A Year Inside the Perfume Industry in Paris and New York

User Review  - Christian West - Goodreads

The story alternates between the development of two perfumes; Un Jardin sur le Nil, and Sarah Jessica Parker's Lovely. Un Jardin sur le Nil was developed for Hermès by their new in-house perfumer and ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER 1
1
CHAPTER 2
24
CHAPTER 3
36
CHAPTER 4
62
CHAPTER 5
98
CHAPTER 6
139
CHAPTER 7
163
CHAPTER 8
186
CHAPTER 9
222
CHAPTER IO
247
CHAPTER 11
271
CHAPTER 12
275
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About the author (2009)

Chandler Burr is the scent critic for the New York Times Style Magazine and the author of The Emperor of Scent: A Story of Perfume, Obsession, and the Last Mystery of the Senses. He lives in New York City.

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