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Author : Kathleen Tessaro
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2013-05-14
Page : 464
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1443406031
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In 1955, Grace Monroe’s marriage has landed her at the heart of London’s high society, but the role of sophisticated socialite doesn’t come easily to her. An unexpected inheritance from a French woman she has never met sends her on a journey to Paris, to a long-abandoned perfume shop where she discovers the bewitching story of Eva d’Orsey, a perfumer’s muse in the 1920s. As Eva’s past and Grace’s future intersect, Grace realizes she must choose between the life she thinks she should live and the person she is truly meant to be.


Author : Kathleen Tessaro
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2013-05-14
Page : 464
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0062257854
Description :


A remarkable novel about secrets, desire, memory, passion, and possibility. Newlywed Grace Monroe doesn’t fit anyone’s expectations of a successful 1950s London socialite, least of all her own. When she receives an unexpected inheritance from a complete stranger, Madame Eva d’Orsey, Grace is drawn to uncover the identity of her mysterious benefactor. Weaving through the decades, from 1920s New York to Monte Carlo, Paris, and London, the story Grace uncovers is that of an extraordinary women who inspired one of Paris’s greatest perfumers. Immortalized in three evocative perfumes, Eva d’Orsey’s history will transform Grace’s life forever, forcing her to choose between the woman she is expected to be and the person she really is. The Perfume Collector explores the complex and obsessive love between muse and artist, and the tremendous power of memory and scent.


Author : Kathleen Tessaro
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2013-04-11
Page : 496
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 000741983X
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A secret history of scent, memory and desire from the Sunday Times bestselling author of ELEGANCE and THE DEBUTANTE.


Author : Ali Rahim
Hina Jamelle
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2007-03-23
Page : 128
Category : Architecture
ISBN 13 : 0470029684
Description :


Elegance represents an important watershed in architectural design. Since the onset of computer-driven technologies, innovative designers have, almost exclusively, been preoccupied with the pursuit of digital techniques. This issue of AD extrapolates current design tendencies and brings them together to present a new type of architecture, one that is seamlessly trying processes, space, structure and material together with beauty. ‘Elegance’ here is cast with a new contemporary meaning as it is applied to work that is effortlessly complex. It is analogous to an elegant algorithm that uses a small amount of initiative code to great effect. In a structure elegance may be expressed by a complex surface that retains its continuity and integrity even when punctured. In many ways, Elegance marks a coming of age for, ‘digital architecture’, as architects become more adept at producing complexity and integrating digital design technologies, production and assembly systems producing elegant solutions. It is the potent finesse that is often associated with the work of Zaha Hadid Architects and other featured architects, such as Mark Goulthorpe of Decoi and Hani Rashid of Asymptote.


Author : Kathleen Tessaro
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2016-04-12
Page : 400
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1443443131
Description :


Rare Objects is a captivating new work of historical fiction from Kathleen Tessaro, the New York Times–bestselling author of The Perfume Collector. Near the end of the Prohibition era and the beginning of the Great Depression, in a city divided by privilege and poverty, two very unlikely friends meet in desperate circumstances, bound by a shared secret . . . Boston, 1933. Maeve Fanning is a first-generation Irish immigrant, born and raised among the poor, industrious Italian families of Boston’s North End by her widowed mother. Clever, capable and as headstrong as her trademark red hair suggests, she’s determined to better herself despite the overwhelming hardships of the Great Depression. However, Maeve also has a dangerous fondness for strange men and bootleg gin—a rebellious hunger for experience that soon finds her spiraling downward, leading a double life. When the strain proves too much, Maeve becomes an unwilling patient in a remote psychiatric hospital, where she strikes up a friendship with an enigmatic young woman, who, like Maeve, is unable or unwilling to control her unladylike desire for freedom. Once out, Maeve must start over again, and armed with a bottle of bleach and a few white lies, she lands a job at an eccentric antiques shop catering to Boston’s wealthiest and most peculiar collectors. Run by a retired anthropology professor and an elusive English archeologist, the exclusive shop is a haven of the obscure and incredible that opens a window onto the world of rare artifacts—and that of America’s social elite. While delivering a purchase to the wealthy Van der Laar family, Maeve is introduced to beautiful socialite Diana Van der Laar—only to discover she’s the young woman from the hospital. Reunited with the charming but increasingly unstable Diana and pursued by her attractive brother James, Maeve becomes more and more entwined with the Van der Laar family—a connection that pulls her deep into a world of social and political ambition, deceit and ultimately betrayal. Bewitched by their wealth and desperate to leave her past behind, Maeve is forced to unearth her true values and discover just how far she’s willing to go to reinvent herself. A rich, universal story of ambition, transformation, desire and betrayal, Rare Objects is acclaimed writer Kathleen Tessaro’s finest work to date. “Kathleen Tessaro writes beautifully.” —MARIAN KEYES


Author : Luca Turin
Tania Sanchez
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2011-10-27
Page : 128
Category : Health & Fitness
ISBN 13 : 110154533X
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The quintessential guide to the one hundred most glorious perfumes in the world. When Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez published Perfumes: The Guide in 2008, it was hailed as "ravishingly entertaining" by John Lanchester in The New Yorker, "witty and knowledgeable" on Style.com, and "provocative and hugely entertaining" by the Times Literary Supplement. The Little Book of Perfumes focuses on just one hundred masterpieces of perfume: ninety-six five-star perfumes from the original book, as well as four "museum" perfumes-legendary scents that are preserved in the Versailles Osmothèque. This stunningly produced petite volume offers lovers of perfume the best of the best-a perfect gift book for anyone looking either for a brilliant fragrance or an intelligent, witty read.


Author : Kathleen Tessaro
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2015-04-28
Page : 400
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1443446092
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A brilliant, unforgettable novel by the New York Times bestselling author of The Perfume Collector. Can the secrets of one woman's past change another woman's future? Cate Albion is a gifted young artist at a crossroads in her life. Looking to escape New York for the summer, she takes a job in her aunt's London auction house and is soon sent on assignment to the English countryside to value the contents of Endsleigh House, the once gracious but now crumbling estate of a former Jazz Age socialite. There, hidden in the back of a dusty bookshelf, Cate discovers an old shoebox, and inside, a peculiar assortment of objects, including an exquisite pair of 1930s dancing shoes; a faded photograph of a handsome young sailor, and a rare Tiffany pearl and emerald bracelet. Intrigued, Cate sets out to learn more about the box and its contents, and becomes immersed in the mystery of its owner, Diana “Baby” Blythe, the younger of the infamous, glamorous Blythe sisters. Bright, beautiful, and reckless, Baby was the most famous debutante of her generation . . . until she suddenly disappeared entirely from view. As a shocking tale of love and betrayal begins to unravel, Cate finds herself being drawn deeper into Baby's tragic life story—one that will force Cate to confront some dark truths about her own choices.


Author : Patrick Süskind
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2001
Page : 255
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0375725849
Description :


An odorless baby found orphaned in a Paris gutter in 1738 grows to become a monster obsessed with his perfect sense of smell and a desire to capture, by any means, the ultimate scent that will make him human. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.


Author : Michelle Nikly
Publisher : Arthur a Levine
Release : 1999
Page : 40
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780439082068
Description :


When a disgruntled Royal Advisor causes the queen to lose all her memories, a perfume-maker named Yasmin helps her remember with the evocative scents she creates.


Author : Denyse Beaulieu
Publisher : Penguin Canada
Release : 2013-03-19
Page : 320
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0143188429
Description :


What if the most beautiful night in your life inspired a perfume? When Denyse Beaulieu was growing up in Montreal, perfume was forbidden in her house, spurring a childhood curiosity that became an intellectual and sensual passion. She pursued this passion to Paris, where she now lives, becoming a respected fragrance writer. But little did she know that it would also lead her to achieve a perfume lover’s wildest dream.


Author : Kathleen Tessaro
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2015-04-28
Page : 480
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1443446068
Description :


Sexy, independent Leticia Vane runs her own lingerie shop and knows just how to make a woman feel beautiful. But not only is love strictly off limits for Leticia, she doesn’t believe it even exists. Meanwhile, as socialite Olivia Bourgalt du Coudray wanders around her exquisite house in Chester Square, she has everything money can buy, except a happy marriage. Luckily, handsome young Hughie Venables-Smythe is discovering a secret new profession — the timeless art of the flirt. It can save a marriage or lift a heart faster than any therapy — only Hughie is something of a wild card. When provocative anonymous notes are delivered to both Olivia and Leticia, events take a delicious turn. Who is flirting with whom? And is flirtation innocent or can it lead to more dangerous territories of the heart?


Author : Christie Mayer Lefkowith
Publisher :
Release : 1998
Page : 208
Category : Antiques & Collectibles
ISBN 13 : 9780500280447
Description :


Lalique, Gaillard, Viard, Dépinoix, Many of the finest artists, designers and couturiers of the modern period have produced perfume bottles. The development of exciting forms, elaborate labels and boxes has meant that they are now extremely collectable and valuable objects. 'The Art of Perfume' is the result of many years’ research by a passionate collector, Christie Mayer Lefkowith. An intriguing text documents the history of the perfume bottle from 1850 to 1950, accompanied by superb colour photographs of the most striking designs. With a reference section listing over 500 major perfumers, designers and glassmakers, this is the definitive survey of perfume bottles and an invaluable sourcebook for collectors, designers and all those with an interest in 20th-century decorative arts.


Author : Jeri Lyn Ringblum
Publisher : Schiffer Pub Limited
Release : 1996
Page : 264
Category : Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN 13 : 9780764300387
Description :


A convenient handbook with hundreds of clear color photographs and fascinating stories about each fragrance. Fragrance names, their creators, launch dates, bottle and package designs and dimensions are all here, as well as a price guide reflecting today's fragrance bottle market.


Author : Lulu Taylor
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2010-12-15
Page : 672
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1446410013
Description :


From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Her Frozen Heart. They were born to the scent of success. Now they stand to lose it all ... Fame, fashion and scandal, the Trevellyan heiresses are the height of success, glamour and style. But when it comes to ... ... WEALTH: Jemima's indulgent lifestyle knows no limits; Tara's one purpose in life, no matter the sacrifice, is to be financially independent of her family and husband; and Poppy wants to escape its trappings without losing the comfort their family money brings. ... LUST: Jemima's obsession relieves the boredom of her marriage; while Tara's seemingly 'perfect' life doesn't allow for such indulgences; and Poppy, spoiled by attention and love throughout her life, has yet to expose herself to the thrill of really living and loving dangerously. ... FAMILY: it's all they've ever known, and now the legacy of their parents, a vast and ailing perfume empire, has been left in their trust. But will they be able to turn their passion into profit? And in making a fresh start, can they face their family's past?


Author : M. J. Rose
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-03-13
Page : 384
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1451621493
Description :


A spellbinding novel from the internationally bestselling author! A Secret Worth Dying For… Jac L’Etoile has always been haunted by visions of the past, her earliest memories infused with the exotic scents that she grew up with as the heir to a storied French perfume company. These worsened after her mother’s suicide until she finally found a doctor who helped her, teaching her to explore the mythological symbolism in her visions and thus lessen their painful impact. This ability led Jac to a wildly successful career as a mythologist, television personality, and author. When her brother, Robbie—who’s taken over the House of L’Etoile from their father—contacts Jac about a remarkable discovery in the family archives, she’s skeptical. But when Robbie goes missing before he can share the secret—leaving a dead body in his wake—Jac is plunged into a world she thought she’d left behind. Traveling back to Paris to investigate Robbie’s disappearance, Jac discovers that the secret is a mysterious scent developed in Cleopatra’s time. Could the rumors swirling be true? Can this ancient perfume hold the power to unlock the ability to remember past lives and conclusively prove reincarnation? If this possession has the power to change the world, then it’s not only worth living for…it’s worth killing for, too. The Book of Lost Fragrances fuses history, passion, and suspense in an intoxicating web that moves from Cleopatra’s Egypt and the terrors of revolutionary France to Tibet’s battle with China and the glamour of modern-day Paris. This marvelous, spellbinding novel mixes the sensory allure of Perfume with the heartbreaking beauty of The Time Traveler’s Wife, coming to life as richly as our most wildly imagined dreams.


Author : Luca Turin
Tania Sanchez
Publisher : Profile Books
Release : 2010-08-06
Page : 620
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 1847651526
Description :


'I've long wished perfumery to be taken seriously as an art, and for scent critics to be as fierce as opera critics, and for the wearers of certain "fragrances" to be hissed in public, while others are cheered. This year has brought Perfumes: The Guide by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez, which I breathed in, rather than read, in one delighted gulp.' Hilary Mantel, Guardian Perfumes: The Guide is the culmination of Turin's lifelong obsession and rare scientific flair and Sanchez's stylish and devoted blogging about every scent that she's ever loved and loathed. Together they make a fine and utterly persuasive argument for the unrecognised craft of perfume-making. Perfume writing has certainly never been this honest, compelling or downright entertaining.


Author : Sarah McCartney
Samantha Scriven
Publisher : Frances Lincoln
Release : 2021-09-21
Page : 288
Category : Reference
ISBN 13 : 0711242194
Description :


'An authoritative guide from two experts who really know their way around scent' – FUNMI FETTO The Perfume Companion is a beautifully illustrated compendium of almost 500 recommended scents, designed to help you pick out your next favourite fragrance. Perfumes have the power to evoke treasured memories, make us feel fabulous and help us express our best self. But with so many out there, how do you choose something new? When the scents in the perfume shop are merging into one aromatic haze, how do you remain focused? And if your favourite scent goes out of stock, how do you replace it? The Perfume Companion is here to help. Sarah McCartney and Samantha Scriven deliver a host of scents for you to try – including bargain finds and luxury treasures, iconic stalwarts and indie newcomers, the lightest florals and the deepest leathers. With insider information about how perfumes are really made, discover hundreds of new fragrances and find the scents to share your own memories with. This is the perfect companion for your scented adventures.


Author : Kathleen Tessaro
Publisher :
Release : 2013
Page : 400
Category : Historical fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781471347184
Description :


Grace Monroe doesn't fit anyone's expectations of a 1950s London socialite. When she inherits a flat in Paris, she tries to discover not only who her mysterious benefactor is, but also to piece together events that led to her own fractured identity.


Author : Jacquelyne Jones-North
Publisher : Schiffer Pub Limited
Release : 1997
Page : 269
Category : Antiques & Collectibles
ISBN 13 :
Description :


Over 800 beautiful color photos of perfume bottles ranging from the exquisite flacons of Lalique, Baccarat, Viard, Brosse, Jollivet, Cristal Nancy, Wheaton, C.K. Brenda, and Lucien Guillard to figural bottles and dimestore novelties. Bottles with the original packaging are included, as are catalogs and advertising photographs. An important book for collectors.


Author : Erica Bauermeister
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2019-05-21
Page : 304
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1250200148
Description :


Erica Bauermeister, the national bestselling author of The School of Essential Ingredients, presents a moving and evocative coming-of-age novel about childhood stories, families lost and found, and how a fragrance conjures memories capable of shaping the course of our lives. Emmeline lives an enchanted childhood on a remote island with her father, who teaches her about the natural world through her senses. What he won’t explain are the mysterious scents stored in the drawers that line the walls of their cabin, or the origin of the machine that creates them. As Emmeline grows, however, so too does her curiosity, until one day the unforeseen happens, and Emmeline is vaulted out into the real world--a place of love, betrayal, ambition, and revenge. To understand her past, Emmeline must unlock the clues to her identity, a quest that challenges the limits of her heart and imagination. Lyrical and immersive, The Scent Keeper explores the provocative beauty of scent, the way it can reveal hidden truths, lead us to the person we seek, and even help us find our way back home.