The Emperor of Scent by Chandler Burr (Paperback)

The Emperor of Scent by Chandler Burr (Paperback)

Penguin Random House

$ 18.00

ABOUT THE EMPEROR OF SCENT

The Emperor of Scent tells of the scientific maverick Luca Turin, a connoisseur and something of an aesthete who wrote a bestselling perfume guide and bandied about an outrageous new theory on the human sense of smell. Drawing on cutting-edge work in biology, chemistry, and physics, Turin used his obsession with perfume and his eerie gift for smell to turn the cloistered worlds of the smell business and science upside down, leading to a solution to the last great mystery of the senses: how the nose works.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Chandler Burr is the author of A Separate Creation: The Search for the Biological Origins of Sexual Orientation. He has contributed to The Atlantic and has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and other publications.

Published 2002 by Penguin Random House, 352 pages, paperback

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