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The Big Book of Perfume - English version
“A real encyclopedia, informative and packed full of fascinating facts.” ELLE
The Big Book of Perfume is an accessible reference guide which invites readers to discover olfactory culture. For many people the world of perfume is still shrouded in mystery, but this work reveals hitherto unknown aspects of the industry, taking an informative approach, combining historical, scientific and aesthetic aspects.
A reference work in France for both professionals and the general public, the book is now available in English. This new edition includes contributions by experts of the perfume industry from a variety of backgrounds.
An essential guide featuring 20 exclusive interviews and a reflection on perfume as a globalized cultural product. The global perfume industry is worth 45 billion dollars, and each year around 2,000 new fragrances are launched worldwide.
However, aside from often superficial and reductive communications, the perfume industry has long enjoyed keeping secrets and has cultivated a talent for maintaining mystery.
What are perfumes composed of? Who are the perfumers behind these fragrances and what is their everyday work like? What happens between the conception of an idea in the mind of a director, project manager or fashion designer and the arrival of a new bottle on the shelves? What differences are there between a popular brand distributed on a large scale and a smaller company whose products are only available in a handful of stores?
Once a perfume is launched, how does it survive the test of time?
For the first time, a book – created by the Nez collective – answers the questions you have never dared to ask.