Essence & Alchemy - A Natural History of Perfume
Mandy Aftel resurrects the rich legacy that is entwined with the evolution of perfumery, from the dramas of the spice trade to the quests of the alchemists. She unearths a...
Fragrant - The Secret Life of Scent
Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent won the 2016 Perfumed Plume book award for fragrance writing. Through five major players in the epic of aroma, author Mandy Aftel explores the profound...
Scent & Subversion
"Perfume has been -- and continues to be -- subversive. By playing with gender conventions, highlighting the ripe smells of the human body, or celebrating queer and louche identities, 20th-century...
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