If fragrance is on your holiday shopping list for friends and family, you may want to pack this comprehensive book in your bag. Authors Sarah McCartney and Samantha Scriven guide you through the often confusing world of perfumery with thoughtful and detailed descriptions of more than 500 scents. Their goal is to pick out the perfect scent for yourself and your loved ones.
What’s interesting about this book is the duo cover the fragrance world from mass to ultra-luxury finding the best scents in each category. They’ve uncovered a handful of bargain finds that smell expensive. And they revisit iconic stalwarts explaining why these perfumes have stood the test of time.
There is even a section explaining the process of how perfumes are manufactured. The authors follow the trail from harvesting raw materials to stocking the shelves in your favourite stores and online. And what do you do if your signature scent gets discontinued? They have excellent tips.
The Perfume Companion is the perfect Sunday afternoon read when you are curled up with a steaming latte on the couch. It offers valuable information for scent enthusiasts of all ages.