Smell is our forgotten sense. Long neglected by science in favour of more prestigious areas of research, it's also barely understood in general life. At the core of our sense of smell lies an enigma: why do things smell the way they do? How is smell written into the molecules? This book is the story of the quest to solve this puzzle.
Presents alphabetically arranged entries on more than 1,800 fragrances, in a guide that provides reviews of each scent and discusses the history and chemistry of perfumes.
Features introductions to women's and men's fragrances, to trends and to history and chemistry; a glossary and many 'Top Ten' Lists; and, an informative section on frequently asked questions.
In "Perfumes: The A - Z Guide", Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez reviewed nearly 1,500 fragrances in their witty, irreverent and innovative handbook - separating the divine from the good from the monumentally awful. This title chooses their 100 greatest fragrances: some are very famous, some hardly known, for women and men.