Cult Perfumes

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ISBN: 1858945771
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 190
Author: Tessa Williams
Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited

Download and read online Cult Perfumes in PDF and EPUB Even in times of economic hardship, perfume is an affordable luxury, recognized for its ability to make us not only smell good but also feel great. No woman’s dressing table or bathroom cabinet is complete without at least one bottle. Cult Perfumes is the first book to explore the most exclusive boutique perfumeries producing some of the world’s most captivating scents. Tessa Willlams documents more than 25 perfumeries and brands, ranging from the pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella in Florence, established by Dominican fathers in 1221, and the classic English company Floris, founded in 1730, to the new eponymous range created by the famed fragrance expert Roja Dove. Williams goes behind the scenes at each perfumery to interview the perfumers and explore the evolution of the company, the ethos behind the brand, and its signature scents. With a concise illustrated introduction to the history of perfume-making and features on iconic perfumes, future cult classics, and the so-called 'noses’ who keep the brands attuned to today’s popular scents, Cult Perfumes will be as alluring to lovers and collectors of perfume as the fragrances it presents.

Scents and Sensibility

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ISBN: 9780191005213
Release Date: 2017-10-19
Number of pages: 400
Author: Catherine Maxwell
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Scents and Sensibility in PDF and EPUB This lively, accessible book is the first to explore Victorian literature through scent and perfume, presenting an extensive range of well-known and unfamiliar texts in intriguing and imaginative new ways that make us re-think literature's relation with the senses. Concentrating on aesthetic and decadent authors, Scents and Sensibility introduces a rich selection of poems, essays, and fiction, exploring these texts with reference to both the little-known cultural history of perfume use and the appreciation of natural fragrance in Victorian Britain. It shows how scent and perfume are used to convey not merely moods and atmospheres but the nuances of the aesthete or decadent's carefully cultivated identity, personality, or sensibility. A key theme is the emergence of the olfactif, the cultivated individual with a refined sense of smell, influentially represented by the poet and critic Algernon Charles Swinburne, who is emulated by a host of canonical and less well-known aesthetic and decadent successors such as Walter Pater, Edmund Gosse, John Addington Symonds, Lafcadio Hearn, Michael Field, Oscar Wilde, Arthur Symons, Mark André Raffalovich, Theodore Wratislaw, and A. Mary F. Robinson. This book explores how scent and perfume pervade the work of these authors in many different ways, signifying such diverse things as style, atmosphere, influence, sexuality, sensibility, spirituality, refinement, individuality, the expression of love and poetic creativity, and the aura of personality, dandyism, modernity, and memory. A coda explores the contrasting twentieth-century responses of Virginia Woolf and Compton Mackenzie to the scent of Victorian literature.


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ISBN: 9785040561391
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Number of pages:
Author: Лиззи Остром
Publisher: Litres

Download and read online XX in PDF and EPUB У каждой эпохи – свой аромат. Так считает автор этой книги, знаменитый парфюмерный эксперт Лиззи Остром, и рассказывает историю XX века через историю парфюма. Перед вами промелькнут «прекрасная эпоха» начала века, ревущие двадцатые, грозные тридцатые, непокорные сороковые, элегантные пятидесятые, свингующие шестидесятые, сверкающие семидесятые, эгоистичные восьмидесятые, капризные девяностые. История 100 знаковых ароматов – давно исчезнувших и до сих пор популярной классики – это удивительное и захватывающее путешествие по модным трендам прошлого, которые повлияли на то, как мы пользуемся духами сегодня.

101 Things to Buy Before You Die

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ISBN: 1845378857
Release Date: 2007-09
Number of pages: 160
Author: Charlote Williamson
Publisher: New Holland Publishers

Download and read online 101 Things to Buy Before You Die in PDF and EPUB Covering everything from cashmere to chandeliers, spice to scooters, teapots to tiles, and with a distinctly global flavour, this book is a guide to shopping, including tips from specialist buyers and those in-the-know.

Pan Aroma

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ISBN: 9783644499416
Release Date: 2013-03-08
Number of pages: 448
Author: Tom Robbins
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

Download and read online Pan Aroma in PDF and EPUB «Ein altes ukrainisches Sprichwort warnt: Eine Geschichte, die mit einer Roten Bete anfängt, endet mit dem Teufel.» In «Pan Aroma» lauern noch ganz andere Gefahren auf den Leser: Wohlgerüche schlagen um in infernalischen Gestank, Dematerialisation birgt das Risiko einer Reise ohne Wiederkehr, und die Flüchtigkeit des Parfüms als Quelle ewigen Lebens wird zum Ausgangspunkt einer abenteuerlichen Jagd nach einem göttlichen Parfümfläschchen.


Filename: perfumes.pdf
ISBN: 9781440634130
Release Date: 2008-04-10
Number of pages: 640
Author: Luca Turin
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Perfumes in PDF and EPUB The first book of its kind: a definitive guide to the world of perfume Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez are experts in the world of scent. Turin, a renowned scientist, and Sanchez, a longtime perfume critic, have spent years sniffing the world’s most elegant and beautiful—as well as some truly terrible—perfumes. In Perfumes: The Guide, they combine their talents and experience to review more than twelve hundred fragrances, separating the divine from the good from the monumentally awful. Through witty, irreverent, and illuminating prose, the reviews in Perfumes not only provide consumers with an essential guide to shopping for fragrance, but also make for a unique reading experience. Perfumes features introductions to women’s and men’s fragrances and an informative “frequently asked questions” section including: • What is the difference between eau de toilette and perfume? • How long can I keep perfume before it goes bad? • What’s better: splash bottles or spray atomizers? • What are perfumes made of? • Should I change my fragrance each season? Perfumes: The Guide is an authoritative, one-of-a-kind book that will do for fragrance what Robert Parker’s books have done for wine. Beautifully designed and elegantly illustrated, this book will be the perfect gift for collectors and anyone who’s ever had an interest in the fascinating subject of perfume. Read Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez's posts on the Penguin Blog.

Botanical Progress Horticultural Innovation and Cultural Changes

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ISBN: 0884023273
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 278
Author: Michel Conan
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks

Download and read online Botanical Progress Horticultural Innovation and Cultural Changes in PDF and EPUB This book highlights the religious, artistic, political, and economic consequences of horticultural pursuits, exploring the roles of peasants, botanists, horticulturists, nurserymen and gentlemen collectors in these developments, and concluding with a reflection on the future of horticulture in the present context of widespread environmental devastation and ecological uncertainty.

Quintessentially Perfume

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ISBN: 095582706X
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 212
Author: Nathalie Grainger
Publisher: Quintessentially Publishing

Download and read online Quintessentially Perfume in PDF and EPUB This luxurious hard-cover book chronicles the development and universe of perfume over the course of two hundred pages and nine fascinating chapters. Perfume lovers will appreciate the beautifully illustrated and in-depth interviews of perfume creators, eloquent articles from perfume writers and experts, as well as a showcase chapter paying tribute to thirty-nine world-class perfume brands. These include a rich and varied cross section of collections that cover different styles and approaches including brands whose appeal has gained mainstream recognition, as well as those who have deliberately sought to retain their niche identity.

Die geheime Geschichte

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ISBN: 9783641225957
Release Date: 2017-10-16
Number of pages: 736
Author: Donna Tartt
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

Download and read online Die geheime Geschichte in PDF and EPUB Richard Papen stammt aus einfachen Verhältnissen. Als er aufgrund eines Stipendiums das College besuchen kann, ist er gleich fasziniert von der ihm fremden Welt. Besonders zieht ihn eine Gruppe junger Studenten in den Bann, mit denen er nicht nur Griechisch lernt, sondern auch ausgelassen feiert. Doch bald spürt er, dass unter der Oberfläche unerschütterlicher Freundschaft Spannungen lauern und dass ein furchtbares Geheimnis seine Freunde belastet – ein Geheimnis, das auch ihn mehr und mehr in seinen dunklen, mörderischen Sog zieht.

The Little Book of Perfumes

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ISBN: 9781101545331
Release Date: 2011-10-27
Number of pages: 128
Author: Luca Turin
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Little Book of Perfumes in PDF and EPUB The quintessential guide to the one hundred most glorious perfumes in the world. When Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez published Perfumes: The Guide in 2008, it was hailed as "ravishingly entertaining" by John Lanchester in The New Yorker, "witty and knowledgeable" on, and "provocative and hugely entertaining" by the Times Literary Supplement. The Little Book of Perfumes focuses on just one hundred masterpieces of perfume: ninety-six five-star perfumes from the original book, as well as four "museum" perfumes-legendary scents that are preserved in the Versailles Osmothèque. This stunningly produced petite volume offers lovers of perfume the best of the best-a perfect gift book for anyone looking either for a brilliant fragrance or an intelligent, witty read.

Das grosse Sansibar Buch

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ISBN: 3899106008
Release Date: 2014
Number of pages: 333
Author: Marc Rehbeck

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Filename: parfum.pdf
ISBN: 9783406639296
Release Date: 2012-09-25
Number of pages: 173
Author: Jean-Claude Ellena
Publisher: C.H.Beck

Download and read online Parfum in PDF and EPUB Der Chefparfumeur von Hermès persönlich öffnet die Tür, um uns einen Blick hinter die Kulissen der Parfumhersteller werfen zu lassen. Wie werden Parfums kreiert? Woher kommen die Aromen, wie werden sie hergestellt? Wie entwickelt man ein Duft-Gedächtnis? Was sind die wichtigsten Parfums und wann wurden sie geschaffen? Ein unterhaltsamer Führer durch die glamouröse Welt der Düfte.

Spuk in Hill House

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ISBN: 9783942261531
Release Date: 2013-10-04
Number of pages: 294
Author: Shirley Jackson
Publisher: Psychothriller GmbH E-Book

Download and read online Spuk in Hill House in PDF and EPUB Der Horror-Klassiker von US-Bestseller-Autorin Shirley Jackson! Sein Leben lang hatte er nach einem echten Spukhaus gesucht. Als er von Hill House hörte, war er zuerst skeptisch gewesen, dann erwartungsvoll und dann unbeirrbar. Er war nicht der Mann, der sich ein Haus wie dieses, wenn er es einmal gefunden hatte, wieder entgehen ließ. Die Methode, nach der er vorzugehen gedachte, leitete sich von den Methoden der unerschrockenen Geisterjäger des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts her; er wollte eine Zeitlang dort wohnen und sehen, was passierte ...


Filename: katzentisch.pdf
ISBN: 9783446239586
Release Date: 2012-02-06
Number of pages: 304
Author: Michael Ondaatje
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

Download and read online Katzentisch in PDF and EPUB Drei Kinder, zu Beginn der 50er Jahre, auf einer Seereise von Ceylon nach England. Zu der buntgemischten Gesellschaft an Bord des Schiffes gehören Außenseiter, die wie sie am Katzentisch sitzen, und andere Reisegefährten, nicht zuletzt die aus der noblen Senatorenklasse. Sie alle sind geheimnisumwitterte Objekte der Sehnsucht oder der Spekulation: der Baron, der so elegant Mitreisende bestiehlt, der todkranke Millionär oder die Artistentruppe mit Wahrsager, in den sich Emily verliebt. Michael Ondaatje, der Autor von "Der englische Patient", erzählt ein Abenteuer, das Gleichnis ist für das wahre, wilde Leben: mit dramatischen Szenen, unvergesslichen Figuren und Bildern, die im Gedächtnis haftenbleiben.

Zehn Tage die die Welt ersch tterten

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ISBN: 9783886346929
Release Date: 2011-03-17
Number of pages: 264
Author: John Reed
Publisher: MEHRING Verlag GmbH

Download and read online Zehn Tage die die Welt ersch tterten in PDF and EPUB Die berühmten Augenzeugenberichte und Reportagen John Reeds von der Russischen Revolution 1917 sind gerade heute angesichts der revolutionären Entwicklungen in den arabischen Ländern hochaktuell. "Im Kampf waren meine Sympathien nicht neutral. Aber in meiner Schilderung der Geschichte dieser großen Tage habe ich versucht, die Ereignisse mit den Augen eines gewissenhaften Reporters zu sehen, der nichts anderes will als die Wahrheit schreiben." John Reed