Luca Turin Tania Sanchez
- Title: The Little Book of Perfumes: The Hundred Classics
- Author: Luca Turin Tania Sanchez
- ISBN: 9780670023103
- Page: 488
- Format: Hardcover
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, and provocative and hugely entertaining by the Times Literary Supplement The Little Book of Per 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, 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 Osmoth que.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.
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Every buff has a list: the hundred films you must see before dying, the top three cheeseburgers in the northern hemisphere, the ten most overrated paintings, the twenty most idiotic reviews in Perfumes: The A-Z Guide, etc. What pleasurable conniptions attend the discovery that someone has ranked Hellboy II above Casablanca or thinks Let It Be trumps Revolver! In fact, probably the best reason to make such a list is the easy satisfaction it provided of infuriating so many with so little effort.*c [...]
Perfumery is the least-appreciated form of art, and bewilderingly so, since smell shortcuts all logic centers on its way to emotive response. These authors, Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez, are the only consistent, or at least consistently intelligent, perfume critics. This book contains descriptions of their 100 favorite perfumes and is written in their typical smart, humorous style. For example, here's the opening line of their review of Vanilia by L'Artisan Parfumeur:"There's Bad Vulgar (Louis V [...]
Most of it duplicates what's in the much more extensive The Guide, but there are a few re-takes on old entries (like TS's dissenting opinion on Sécrétions Magnifiques, which made me laugh) and updates on old favorites now reformulated (with plenty of comments on IFRA's role in those reformulations -- some for the better, most not). I think this would be a nice gift for budding perfumistas and I'm glad I read it, but since I already have The Guide I'm not sure I would purchase this one again, i [...]
An excellent read and guide for those interested in the perfume and fragrance knowledge.
Quotable throughout. Sent me to the perfume counter for the first time in my 45 years. Loved the book, loved the perfume counter and everything I smelled made me sneeze. Didn't matter, great experience reading and sniffing.
Each whiff of a new fragrace takes one on a unique journey, with an itinerary carefully composed by one of a select, highly trained and gifted group of artists referred to as "Noses". Luca Turin is legend among Noses, and he has a way of describing the musky wine and creamy sweetness of rose, the apricot jam and India Ink of jasmine, and the sea foam, honey,and damp-earth scent of lilacs that will leave you trembling and enchanted and begging for more.He reminds us of the grandeur present in som [...]
I am a confessed perfume junkie, so as soon as I saw this book advertised I snapped it up. The beauty of reading these reviews of the 100 classic perfumes is in the authors' ability to paint word-pictures of scents. The alchemy of perfume-making is something most of us will never grasp, but the descriptions in this book bring the reader as close as possible to an understanding of the experience a perfumer has with the great scents. As someone who owns far too many perfumes but has only a beginne [...]
Overall Rating: 3/5 starsNice compact book filled with lots of info about classic perfumes and many of which I havent heard of, which is somewhat nice. Pretty sophisticated perfume talk and language in here, but an interesting read for sure for any perfume junkie like me!
A wonderful collection of perfumes within a time period. Ratings are available in excel minus the descriptions. Agreed with some ratings/assessments and ignored ones I didn't agree with.
I re-read this every few years as I acquire perfumes or smell re formulations or originals mentioned in the book. I wish all perfume writing was like this, it's so joyful and weirdly relaxing.
loved, very informative
I keep a copy of this on my Kindle, just in case I need to look a scent up. Haven't done that yet, but that's the idea.
This hurt to read.I will never ever support the horrible offending brands/liars.It was like having my heart broken over and over.
It's a different kind of book from what I usually read, so I'm not rating it yet. Ironically enough, it's taken from a large book that had 1 to 5 star ratings for perfumes. This smaller book has the 5-star reviews. I don't know much about perfumes, but one of my hobbies is growing fragrant plants, those that are hardy enough and arguably manageable enough for a yard in southeastern Pennsylvania, U.S.A. One is 'Kazanlik,' the damask rose used to make attar of roses. I prefer the scents of other d [...]
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