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In search of your signature scent

Neil Chapman Kate Pollard



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Hardie Grant Books (UK)
21 March 2019
A beautifully made scent can encapsulate a particular feeling, transport you to a very specific time in life with clarity, or remind you of a special loved one or friend. And just like wearing your favourite outfit or shoes, your favourite perfume can make you feel invincible. The question is, how do you find such a creation? With the number of new releases steadily increasing, it can be bewildering even attempting to find a perfume you like, let alone love.

In Perfume, Neil Chapman guides readers through a world that can at times seem overwhelming. Fragrances of every variety are listed 'note by note' in clearly divided categories that will steer you in the direction of a perfume you not only like, but love and cherish as 'your' signature scent. Chapters explore popular notes (for example, vanilla, sandalwood, jasmine, rose, patchouli, chocolate) or a broader identifiable group (such as 'oceanics', 'green florals' or 'anti-perfume'), giving an insight into that particular category as well as a clear sense of the similarities and differences between the scents described within it.

Featuring over 700 scents, from vintage perfumes to department store classics, rarities and niche boutique fragrances, Perfume is a true portal into the beautiful world of perfume. The further you go on this journey, the more you will be amazed by how many beautiful creations do exist if you take the time to look.
By:   Neil Chapman
Edited by:   Kate Pollard
Imprint:   Hardie Grant Books (UK)
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 217mm,  Width: 147mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   810g
ISBN:   9781784882433
ISBN 10:   1784882437
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   21 March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Neil Chapman began writing his perfume blog, The Black Narcissus, in 2012. He has won the ultimate prize for perfume writing - the Literary Award at the 2013 Jasmine Awards - for his first published piece, Perfume Haters, in ODOU magazine. Neil studied aromatherapy and has been using essential oils for decades. He lives in Japan.

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