Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent

Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent

Mandy Aftel


Winner of the 2016 Perfumed Plume Award

The “Alice Waters of yankee average body spray” (indieperfume.com) celebrates our such a lot effective feel, via 5 rock stars of the aromatic international.
 
Mandy Aftel is greatly acclaimed as a trailblazer in ordinary perfumery. Over twenty years of sourcing the best fragrant elements from around the world and growing artisanal fragrances, she has been an evangelist for the transformative energy of odor. In Fragrant, via 5 significant avid gamers within the epic of aroma, she explores the profound connection among our feel of scent and the appetites that movement us, provide us excitement, make us totally alive. Cinnamon, queen of the Spice path, touches our starvation for the unknown, the unique, the luxury. Mint, homegrown internationally, speaks to our affinity for the customary, the local, the real. Frankincense, an historic incense component, faucets into our eager for transcendence, whereas ambergris embodies our unquenchable interest. and delightful jasmine exemplifies our longing for good looks, either evanescent and enduring.
 
In addition to supplying a riveting initiation into the background, usual historical past, and philosophy of odor, Fragrant imparts the necessities of smell literacy and comprises recipes for easy-to-make fragrances and fit for human consumption, drinkable, and important concoctions that display the creative chances of developing with—and reveling in—aroma. classic line drawings make for a quantity that may be a precious reward in addition to a good learn.

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