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Fragrant: the secret life of scent

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Publisher:
Riverhead Books,
Pub. Date:
2014.
Language:
English
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Mandy Aftel is widely acclaimed as a trailblazer in natural perfumery. An evangelist for the transformative power of scent, she has spent more than two decades sourcing the finest aromatic ingredients from around the world for use in her artisanal, handcrafted perfumes. In Fragrant , through five major players in the epic of aroma, Aftel explores the profound connection between our sense of smell and the appetites that move us, give us pleasure, make us fully alive. Cinnamon, queen of the Spice Route, elicits our hunger for the unknown, the exotic, the luxurious. Mint, homegrown the world over, speaks to our affinity for the familiar, the native, the authentic. Frankincense, an ancient incense ingredient, taps into our longing for transcendence, while ambergris embodies our unquenchable curiosity. And exquisite jasmine exemplifies our yearning for beauty, both evanescent and enduring. A riveting addition into the history, natural history, and philosophy of scent, Fragrant also imparts the essentials of scent literacy and includes recipes for fragrances and edible and drinkable concoctions that reveal the imaginative possibilities of creating with - and reveling in - aroma.
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9781594631412
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display_description "The 'Alice Waters of American natural perfume' (indieperfume.com) celebrates our most potent sense, through five rock stars of the fragrant world. Mandy Aftel is widely acclaimed as a trailblazer in natural perfumery. Over two decades of sourcing the finest aromatic ingredients from all over the world and creating artisanal fragrances, she has been an evangelist for the transformative power of scent. In Fragrant, through five major players in the epic of aroma, she explores the profound connection between our sense of smell and the appetites that move us, give us pleasure, make us fully alive. Cinnamon, queen of the Spice Route, touches our hunger for the unknown, the exotic, the luxurious. Mint, homegrown the world over, speaks to our affinity for the familiar, the native, the authentic. Frankincense, an ancient incense ingredient, taps into our longing for transcendence, while ambergris embodies our unquenchable curiosity. And exquisite jasmine exemplifies our yearning for beauty, both evanescent and enduring. In addition to providing a riveting initiation into the history, natural history, and philosophy of scent, Fragrant imparts the essentials of scent literacy and includes recipes for easy-to-make fragrances and edible, drinkable, and useful concoctions that reveal the imaginative possibilities of creating with-and reveling in-aroma. Vintage line drawings make for a volume that will be a treasured gift as well as a great read"--
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subject_facet Ambergris, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Jasmine, Mints (Plants), Odors, Smell
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title_sub the secret life of scent
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