Women adore perfume. For most of us, fragrance is an enduring love affair. Tantalizing the reader with sensual tidbits, Mistresses of Scent- Legendary women, love and scent takes an entertaining look at the erotic and poetic nature of scent. "In its purest sense, a great perfume isn't about sight, touch, or even necessarily odour. It's the notion of an exquisite dream - a love story."
It interweaves the story of perfume with the lives and loves of several extraordinary women throughout history. The brief biographies of these women include the Queen of Sheba, Mae West, Coco Chanel, Anais Nin and Elizabeth Taylor.
It also summarizes perfume's early history, it's makeup, the perfumer's art and looks at perfume's place in the world of luxury and fashion.today.There are even tips on wearing scent.
If you have a passion for perfume and love a fine whiff, you will certainly enjoy reading this concise and captivating account of fragrance and its association with some remarkable women.
Jane Wilks is an established author and owner of aromatic oils company Herb Heaven. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband and family.
Her passions are reading, writing, walking the dog and gardening in her spare time.
She is a member of the Auckland Herb Society and is a fine arts graduate.read more
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