The Little Book of Perfumes (Ebook)

The 100 classics

Luca Turin, Tania Sanchez

This marvellous little book is a distillation of the essence of Turin and Sanchez's acclaimed masterwork Perfumes: The A-Z Guide

In Perfumes, Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez reviewed nearly 1,500 fragrances in their witty, irreverent and innovative handbook - separating the divine from the good from the monumentally awful.

Here in The Little Book of Perfumes the authors choose their 100 greatest fragrances of all time. Some are very famous, some hardly known, for women and men.

There is Jicky (1889), unisex coeval of the Eiffel Tower and 'a towering masterpiece'; Chanel's No. 5 (1921), perhaps the world's most famous perfume, 'stretching deliciously like a sleepy panther'; Knize Ten which 'everyone should own because there is only one like it' and White Linen (1978), 'a canonical expression of the American ideal of sex appeal'.

This is a perfect gift, a perfect browse.

Publication date: 03/11/2011


ISBN: 9781847657596


Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Humour & Gift, Reference

Reviews for The Little Book of Perfumes


Praise for Perfumes: The A-Z Guide

'Perfumes is one of the best books I have ever read. It is dazzlingly good


India Knight Sunday Times

'It's a great book because it brilliantly combines technical knowledge with evocative, poetic and often laugh-out-loud-funny prose to provide incisive, vivid and honest criticism of all perfumes - from the 'staggeringly bad' to the 'deeply divine'. If you want to open your mind to the intricacies of scent - and enjoy a brilliant, entertaining read along the way - I can't recommend it enough.'


'Witty, idiosyncratic and utterly must-have guide'

 Women & Home

Luca Turin

Luca Turin

Luca Turin is a scientist with a controversial theory of how we smell. He is the author of The Secret of Scent and the subject of the bestsellingEmperor of Scent.

Tania Sanchez

Tania Sanchez

Tania Sanchez is a perfume collector and expert, and journalist.