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Author Aftel, Mandy

Title Fragrant : the secret life of scent / Mandy Aftel.

Publication Info. New York : Riverhead Books, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    612.86 AFT    Available
Description 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-264) and index.
Summary "Mandy Aftel is widely acclaimed as a trailblazer in the world of 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 initiation into the history, natural history, and philosophy of scent, Fragrant also imparts the essentials of scent literacy and includes simple recipes for fragrances and edible and drinkable concoctions that reveal the imaginative possibilities of creating with--and reveling in--aroma"--Dust jacket.
Subject Smell
Mints (Plants)
ISBN 9781594631412 (hardback)
1594631417 (hardback)

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