The Perfume Collector

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A remarkable novel about secrets, desire, memory, passion, and possibility.

Newlywed Grace Monroe doesn't fit anyone's expectations of a successful 1950s London socialite, least of all her own. When she receives an unexpected inheritance from a complete stranger, Madame Eva d'Orsey, Grace is drawn to uncover the identity of her mysterious benefactor.

Weaving through the decades, from 1920s New York to Monte Carlo, Paris, and London, the story Grace uncovers is that of an extraordinary women who inspired one of Paris's greatest perfumers. Immortalized in three evocative perfumes, Eva d'Orsey's history will transform Grace's life forever, forcing her to choose between the woman she is expected to be and the person she really is.

The Perfume Collector explores the complex and obsessive love between muse and artist, and the tremendous power of memory and scent.

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A secret history of scent, memory and desire from the Sunday Times bestselling author of ELEGANCE and THE DEBUTANTE.

One letter will turn newly-married Grace Munroe’s life upside down:

‘Our firm is handling the estate of the deceased Mrs Eva D’Orsey and it is our duty to inform you that you are named as the chief beneficiary in her will. We request your presence at our offices at your earliest convenience, so that we may go through the details of your inheritance.’

There is only one problem. Grace has never heard of Eva D’Orsey.

So begins a journey which leads Grace through the streets of Paris and into the seductive world of perfumers and their muses. An abandoned perfume shop on the Left Bank will lead her to unravel the heartbreaking story of her mysterious benefactor, an extraordinary woman who bewitched high society in 1920s New York and Paris.

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Pub Date: 2014-02-04 Pages: 464 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins London. 1955: Grace Monroe is a fortunate young woman Despite her sheltered upbringing in Oxford. her recent marriage has thrust her into the heart of Londons most refined and. ambitious social circles. However. playing the role of the sophisticated socialite her husband would like her to be doesnt come easily to her-and perhaps never will.Then one evening a letter arrives from France that will change everything. Grace has received an inheritance from a mysterious benefactor. Eva dOrsey. whom shes never met.So begins a search that takes Grace to a long-abandoned perfume shop on Pariss Left Bank. where she discovers the seductive world of perfumers and their muses. and a surprising love story. Told by invoking the three distinctive perfumes she inspired. Eva dOrseys story weaves through the decades. fr...

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