Author Laurence Fearnley (better known to many of you as Kanuka) has published a new novel that may be of interest to perfumistas:
A fascinating novel about following one's nose . . .
A compelling and poignant search for identity through perfume.
Granny Seren told me I had a natural talent for perfume making, and I believed her because she seemed to know what she was talking about and she never lied. It was Seren who introduced me to the idea of a signature scent.
As a university lecturer, Siân didn’t need a signature scent to know who she was. But, prompted by her job loss following restructuring of the humanities – and the effect this has on her identity – she begins to construct a perfume of herself. Note by perfume note, referencing scent memories and recent events, she rebuilds herself, Scented.
Scented by Laurence Fearnley will be available from Penguin on September 17. In Australia and New Zealand it will be in Paperback (256 pages) or Kindle versions; in the UK and US, it will be Kindle only (current prices at Amazon: £5.00 and $11.99).
If you're in New Zealand, you can find a list of her upcoming author talks here.