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The Perfume Collector: A Novel

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

27 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

An incredible journey through time, passions, smells and ambitio

An incredible journey through time, passions, smells and ambitions. A delicate and accurate portrayal of chosen women in the last century.

This novel amazed and intoxicated me. 
It reads like a police investigation to find out the reasons behind the legacy left for Gra...
An incredible journey through time, passions, smells and ambitions. A delicate and accurate portrayal of chosen women in the last century.

This novel amazed and intoxicated me. 
It reads like a police investigation to find out the reasons behind the legacy left for Grace by a stranger. 
Therefore, an immersion into Eva's memories. An adventurous woman who begins her journey as a maid in a New York hotel as a teen, to her professional gambling life. She was also a muse and mistress to influential men. Full of unexpected happy or unhappy events. Full of memorable encounters. Full of devouring  and heartbreaking passions. A wonderful and moving slice of life!

But also, a wealth of informations about odors and the manufacture of perfumes. On the status of women in the 20s to 60s. Women's relationship to money, to men in the prosperous and most troubled years of the past.

A moving and captivating story.
I was touched by these strong and vulnerable women who were not afraid to make choices...

Lucie
newbooksonmyselves.blogspot.fr

posted by lucieparis2011 on May 15, 2013

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19 out of 55 people found this review helpful.

Booksintheburb, thank you so much for mentioning this. I fear t

Booksintheburb, thank you so much for mentioning this. I fear that some people are so excited after reading the book, that they tell the entire story in their review. Isn't it obvious that a review should not give everything away? Oh well.....just a thought...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2014

    Booksintheburb, thank you so much for mentioning this. I fear t

    Booksintheburb, thank you so much for mentioning this. I fear that some people are so excited after reading the book, that they tell the entire story in their review. Isn't it obvious that a review should not give everything away? Oh well.....just a thought...

    19 out of 55 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2014

    Plot spoilers

    I wish plot spoilers would get a clue and stop giving away the entire story in their review. That is not a review, that is a book report.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 18, 2013

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