Quintessentially Perfume PDF Ú Hardcover

Quintessentially Perfume PDF Ú Hardcover

Quintessentially Perfume [PDF / Epub] ★ Quintessentially Perfume Author Nathalie Grainger – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk This luxurious hard cover book chronicles the development and universe of perfume over the course of two hundred pages and nine fascinating chapters Perfume lovers will appreciate the beautifully illu This luxurious hard cover book chronicles the development and universe of perfume over the course of two hundred pages and nine fascinating chapters Perfume lovers will appreciate the beautifully illustrated and in depth interviews of perfume creators, eloquent articles from perfume writers and experts, as well as a showcase chapter paying tribute to thirty nine world class perfume brands These include a rich and varied cross section of collections that cover different styles and approaches including brands whose appeal has gained mainstream recognition, as well as those who have deliberately sought to retain their niche identity.


10 thoughts on “Quintessentially Perfume

  1. Dave Johnson Dave Johnson says:

    as far as books on perfume go, there are very few that are must reads mostly just because the subject matter is something only a niche audience enjoys or at least enjoys to the level of enjoying it as a thing and not just as a routine this is a book that i would probably really recommendfor people just starting off in the hobby of fragrances, or to people who are curious about why people are into it in the first place it seems that this is sort of a beginner s encyclopedia about as far as books on perfume go, there are very few that are must reads mostly just because the subject matter is something only a niche audience enjoys or at least enjoys to the level of enjoying it as a thing and not just as a routine this is a book that i would probably really recommendfor people just starting off in the hobby of fragrances, or to people who are curious about why people are into it in the first place it seems that this is sort of a beginner s encyclopedia about perfume, and covers many different topics, angles, and uses several different contributors to write about the subject what i loved most about this book were the entries by Roja Dove especially , the brief history of perfume, the philosphy of creating it, the philosphy of owning it, and the interviews with the different perfumers there is also a section on several different perfume houses that i thought was useful, but because it obviously had to be a limited selection, it made me wonder why they chose the ones they choseand then i realized why.they really have a thing about expensive perfumes and this is my biggest gripe about this book they advocate repeatedly that the best perfume creators use only the costliest of ingredients and ignore the cost all they care about is the quality of the scent and there is nothing particularly wrong with this point of view, per se, but it makes it seem to the reader that money equates quality and that if you really think about it, that perfume that costs 40 can t REALLY smell as good as the one for 250 because, hey, one is OBVIOUSLY better quality and i so strongly disagree with this because it makes the choosing of perfume something that is yet another exercise in flaunting wealth and making yourself poor, rather than just buying a fragrance that you really love regardless of how much or how little it costs there are so many cheap fragrances that are great, and so many expensive fragrances that are garbage that their point really just seems silly now, i understand their perspective some of these people, such as Roja Dove, are perfumers, so for the creator, nothing isliberating than knowing you are working with the best ingredients and not being limited by budget BUT as a consumer you know, the average person reading this book they couldnt care less whether the jasmine is from france or if it s a synthetic molecule heck, they may not even know they re smelling jasmine or even care all they care about is how the perfume smells to the consumer, quality is not in the ingredients, but in the outcome, whereas the creator has the reverse in mind there were a couple of other strange things about this book they added a glossary in the middle of the book LOL yeah in every book i have ever read, glossaries have always been at the end of the book, because they re there for reference and not intended to be read that was odd another strange thing was that with all the contributors to the book, it often devolved into a blog printed on paper on top of that, many of the contributions all sounded roughly the same, and very few had very distinct writing voices, and it sometimes came out a little purple in its prose, like people self aware that they were writing for a book, and not just any book a book on luxury overall, though, i really enjoyed the book i actually loved the book until i finally came to the conclusion that i just wish Grainger stuck with Roja Dove, Chandler Burr and herself as the primary writers i think this is a wonderful book to own as a perfume enthusiast, but i think they probably won t strike a chord with readers who arent so my 4 stars is with rose colored glasses, since i am a perfume junky myself


  2. Carol W. Carol W. says:

    This is not a must read at all The best I can say about it is that it has some beautiful pictures of famous perfumes, and that there are some interesting interviews with perfume creatives However, the information contained in the book is not terribly comprehensive a person with athan passing interest in perfumes would probably know most of the facts in the book, I think This is rather disappointing given that the blurb confidently states that the publisher joins forces with world clas This is not a must read at all The best I can say about it is that it has some beautiful pictures of famous perfumes, and that there are some interesting interviews with perfume creatives However, the information contained in the book is not terribly comprehensive a person with athan passing interest in perfumes would probably know most of the facts in the book, I think This is rather disappointing given that the blurb confidently states that the publisher joins forces with world class perfume experts and journalists to explore and celebrate this fragrant world.Further, the writing is basic There are also many flowery descriptions of the joy that perfumes bring, but they keep on being repeated until you get a sense that they are just being reused over again and again The last of the things that peeved me was the section on the perfume houses the descriptions sounded like the marketing departments of each brand had submitted their own self serving story They literally read like advertisements Who writes thus successfully outwitting all its competition for decades to come for one brand and then unabashedly writes that another has timeless and unequalled grace I would have liked to say that, at the least, the passion of the writer came through I m afraid that I am prevented from saying that as well I detected nothing.This book could have done with manyrounds of editing Or perhaps triggered a rethink to writing in general for whoever green lighted the book s publication


  3. Nazrul Buang Nazrul Buang says:

    Just finished reading Quintessentially Perfume 2011 by Nathalie Grainger I simply stumbled upon this book while at the local neighbourhood library, and was keen to know a bitabout the perfume industry.I read Roja Dove s The Essence of Perfume previously, and it was quite a read Quintessentially Perfume complements that book and has the same feel and writing as well Of course, with Roja Dove as the creative advisor for this book, it s no surprise that it reads just like his own b Just finished reading Quintessentially Perfume 2011 by Nathalie Grainger I simply stumbled upon this book while at the local neighbourhood library, and was keen to know a bitabout the perfume industry.I read Roja Dove s The Essence of Perfume previously, and it was quite a read Quintessentially Perfume complements that book and has the same feel and writing as well Of course, with Roja Dove as the creative advisor for this book, it s no surprise that it reads just like his own book But unlike The Essence of Perfume , this book also features interviewers with perfumers and creative directors of some of the finest perfume houses in the world.I enjoyed this book as a light supplementary read, and it s good for general readers who want to knowabout the perfume history and industry It didn t wow me as much as The Essence of Perfume but for a short book, it s been quite enlightening


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