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books with fragrance

Written By The Modernist 25 Sep 2014

A selected reading list...

books with fragrance
When Andrew first suggested I think seriously about creating fragrance, I did what I do with most new projects - I make a bolt for the books! I was surprised at how few useful books there are about fragrance and the perfume industry but I was equally surprised by how many I had. In no particular order (I hate some of these books, anyway), here's a short list to which I've added to in the last few years and continue to update: 

  • Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin by Steffen Arctander
  • The Perfume Bible by Josephine Fairley & Lorna McKay
  • The Chemistry of Fragrances: From Perfumer to Consumer by Charles S. Sell (Editor)
  • Cult Perfumes: The World's Most Exclusive Perfumeries by Tessa Williams
  • The New Perfume Handbook by Nigel Groom
  • Perfume: A Century of Scents by Lizzie Ostrom
  • The Essence of Perfume by Roja Dove
  • What the Nose Knows: The Science of Scent in Everyday Life by Avery Gilbert
  • Perfume (Le Snob) by Dariush Alavi
  • Scent and Subversion: Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume by Barbara Herman
  • Fragrances of the World by Michael Edwards
  • The Case Against Fragrance by Kate Grenville
  • Essence and Alchemy: A Book of Perfume by Mandy Aftel
  • Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
  • The Silence Of The Lambs by Thomas Harris
  • Scent and Chemistry: The Molecular World of Odors by Günther Ohloff, Wilhelm Pickenhage & Philip Kraft
  • Perfumes: The A-Z Guide by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez
  • The Perfect Scent: A Year Inside the Perfume Industry in Paris and New York by Chandler Burr
  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind
  • Perfume: The Alchemy of Scent by Jean-Claude Ellena