The world of perfume
From flowers and fruits to the artfully designed and collectible bottles, the world's most scintillating scents are presented in lively text and photographs. Loaded with historical anecdotes, scientific facts, biographies of the great perfume makers and the history, science and fashion of this multi-billion dollar industry.
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From Plant to Perfume 32
Synthetic Raw Materials 48
The Art of Perfume Making 56
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