La Grande Histoire du Parfum

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The history of the art of scenting is clarified here along with the great history – mixing poetry and scientific revolutions, in a precise work written by the learned and literary pen of Elisabeth de Feydeau.

Author : Élisabeth de Feydeau

Publisher : Larousse

Date of Publication : October 2021

Description :Where does perfume come from, how was it invented, what are its main ingredients? How did it pass from a sacred use to a profane one? Why was Louis XIV called “the sweetest flowering king”? Who were the first great perfumers? What role does the fashion industry play in the history of perfume? What is the job of the “nose”? What are the stories behind mythical perfumes like N°5, Eau Sauvage, Angel, CK One, Le Mâle?
All the answers are in this book, which also features several portrait galleries: master glassmakers, the first perfumers, modern perfume designers, etc. Magnificently illustrated, thanks to a rich iconography and unpublished facsimiles of archival documents and the most beautiful perfume brands, The Great History of Perfume transports you into a precious and bewitching universe.