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Cult Perfumes: The World's Most Exclusive Perfumeries

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Even in times of economic hardship, perfume is an affordable luxury, recognized for its ability to make us not only smell good but also feel great. No woman’s dressing table or bathroom cabinet is complete without at least one bottle. Cult Perfumes is the first book to explore the most exclusive boutique perfumeries producing some of the world’s most captivating scents. Tessa Willlams documents more than 25 perfumeries and brands, ranging from the pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella in Florence, established by ...
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Overview


Even in times of economic hardship, perfume is an affordable luxury, recognized for its ability to make us not only smell good but also feel great. No woman’s dressing table or bathroom cabinet is complete without at least one bottle. Cult Perfumes is the first book to explore the most exclusive boutique perfumeries producing some of the world’s most captivating scents. Tessa Willlams documents more than 25 perfumeries and brands, ranging from the pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella in Florence, established by Dominican fathers in 1221, and the classic English company Floris, founded in 1730, to the new eponymous range created by the famed fragrance expert Roja Dove. Williams goes behind the scenes at each perfumery to interview the perfumers and explore the evolution of the company, the ethos behind the brand, and its signature scents. With a concise illustrated introduction to the history of perfume-making and features on iconic perfumes, future cult classics, and the so-called ‘noses’ who keep the brands attuned to today’s popular scents, Cult Perfumes will be as alluring to lovers and collectors of perfume as the fragrances it presents.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781858945774
  • Publisher: Merrell Publishers, LTD
  • Publication date: 3/26/2013
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 682,011
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


TESSA WILLIAMS is a journalist, actor, and presenter. She has written for Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Elle Decoration, The Times, The Independent, the Sunday Times, and the Financial Times. Today based in Scotland, she lived in France while working for Femme magazine and writing a regular column for the Riviera Times.
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Table of Contents


1. Amouage
2. Angela Flanders
3. Annick Goutal
4. Antonia’s Flowers
5. L’Artisan Parfumeur
MINI FEATURE: Olivia Giacobetti
6. Carthusia
7. Clive Christian
MINI FEATURE: Rose de mai (or in Roja Dove)
8. Creed
9. Diptyque
10. Floris
11. Frédéric Malle
MINI FEATURE: Edmond Roudnitska
12. Grossmith
13. Houbigant
14. Jo Malone/Jo Loves
15. Krigler
16. Lorenzo Villoresi
17. Lubin
18. Maison Francis Kurkdjian
19. Miller Harris
MINI FEATURE: Jean Carles
20. Nicolaï
21. Ormonde Jayne
22. Penhaligon’s
23. Robert Piguet
MINI FEATURE: Fracas
24. Roja Dove
25. Santa Maria Novella
26. Serge Lutens
27. New niche brands
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