As previously reported, Roja Dove's new book, The Essence of Perfume, is being published this month:
The Essence of Perfume is a lavishly illustrated journey through the history of perfume, taking in the glamour and scandal of the industry as well the science behind iconic scents. Perfume has always been an exclusive industry, from its early days with France quickly claiming the title as the premier centre of the perfume industry to the current multi-million pound industry retaining its image of luxury and glamour. In The Essence of Perfume the story of perfume, from ancient Egypt where the fragrance Kypi induced mass surrender when it was offered in worship to the sun god, through the rivalry between Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli, and up to modern day celebrity fragrances, is told by the world expert in perfu me.
Black Dog Publishing is offering a 40% discount on orders (the list price for the hardback in the US is $70, in the UK, £40). That comes out to a tad less than the current pre-order price at Amazon in the US but I don't know if shipping costs are covered. If you're interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your delivery address and the quantity desired. (via press release)
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