9781594631412-1594631417-Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent

Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent

ISBN-13: 9781594631412
ISBN-10: 1594631417
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Aftel, Mandy
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Format: Hardcover 288 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781594631412
ISBN-10: 1594631417
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Aftel, Mandy
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Format: Hardcover 288 pages

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Acknowledged authors Aftel, Mandy wrote Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent comprising 288 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1594631417 and 9781594631412. Since then Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 5.19 or rent at the marketplace.

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Winner of the 2016 Perfumed Plume Award

The “Alice Waters of American natural perfume” (indieperfume.com) and author of the Art of Flavor celebrates our most potent sense, through five rock stars of the fragrant world


Mandy Aftel is widely acclaimed as a trailblazer in natural perfumery. Over two decades of sourcing the finest aromatic ingredients from all over the world and creating artisanal fragrances, she has been an evangelist for the transformative power of scent. In Fragrant, through five major players in the epic of aroma, she explores the profound connection between our sense of smell and the appetites that move us, give us pleasure, make us fully alive.

Cinnamon, queen of the Spice Route, touches our hunger for the unknown, the exotic, the luxurious. Mint, homegrown the world over, speaks to our affinity for the familiar, the native, the authentic. Frankincense, an ancient incense ingredient, taps into our longing for transcendence, while ambergris embodies our unquenchable curiosity. And exquisite jasmine exemplifies our yearning for beauty, both evanescent and enduring.

In addition to providing a riveting initiation into the history, natural history, and philosophy of scent, Fragrant imparts the essentials of scent literacy and includes recipes for easy-to-make fragrances and edible, drinkable, and useful concoctions that reveal the imaginative possibilities of creating with—and reveling in—aroma. Vintage line drawings make for a volume that will be a treasured gift as well as a great read.
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