Scent of Darkness (Vintage Contemporaries)

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Deep in the bayous of Louisiana exists a world of fortune-tellers, soothsayers, and makers of potent elixirs. Among them is Evangeline's grandmother, Louise, a master of scent-making and perfume. And when Eva is eighteen, Louise leaves her the ultimate gift--a scent created just for her. However, the bottle comes with a warning: "do not remove the crystal stopper unless you want everything in your life to change. "
From the moment she places a drop on her neck, Eva is the object of intense desire to everyone around her. Strangers follow her down the street, a young boy appears at her door asking for a favor, and two men--one kind and good, the other dark and exciting--fall madly in love with her. As her greatest gift becomes an unbearable curse, Eva will be forced to wonder if it is possible to truly love someone evil and to question the true nature of her grandmother's legacy.

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"Anyone with a nose can tell you that pheromones are dangerous. But in this Louisiana-based novel, "Scent of Darkness, " Evangeline learns that lesson the hard way. When her grandmother dies, she leaves behind a perfume, created from Evangeline's own scent, that makes this plain girl so irresistible that strangers bury their faces in her hair. Soon she's torn between Gabriel, a quiet student, and Michael, a fiery artist. Berwin captures New Orleans' mystical juju perfectly." --"Entertainment Weekly"
"Elegant, introspective . . . [A] sumptuous faux memoir--a story of first love, obsession, youthful sexuality and coming of age. . . . Buy this pungent romance for your niece's graduation, then try to look innocent when she elopes with the postman." --Carolyn See, "The Washington Post"
"Profound thoughts are deeply explored by the protagonist Evangeline (aka Eva) in "Scent of Darkness. . . . "Fascinating . . . Which path will Eva choose and with what outcome? Will the powerful scent be used for evil or good? To answer this question would be to give away the twists and turns in "Scent of Darkness"--and that would certainly be unfair, for "Scent of Darkness "is thoroughly engrossing." --Laura Schultz, "New York Journal of Books"
"Berwin follows "Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire "with a tale about the mysterious and luscious world of the "aromata," professional perfume makers. . . . Berwin's prose is poetic and measured, and her enchanting novel will leave readers searching for a scent of their own." "--"Amber Peckham, " Booklist"
"Berwin's Creole-flavored romance . . .""will provide plenty of pleasure to readers who enjoy a touch of magical realism in their fiction. Fans of such atmospheric writers as Alice Hoffman will find much to enjoy here." --Bette-Lee Fox, "Library Journal"
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"In "Scent of Darkness," Berwin has created a compelling story surrounded by the mysterious and exotic wor

"Sumptuous. . . . A story of first love, obsession, youthful sexuality and coming of age." --"The Washington Post "
"To give away the twists and turns in "Scent of Darkness" . . . would certainly be unfair, for "Scent of Darkness "is thoroughly engrossing." --"The New York Journal of Books "
"Boys, you give them your heart and they just want to sniff your blood." --"Entertainment Weekly"
"Berwin's prose is poetic and measured, and her enchanting novel will leave readers searching for a scent of their own." "--"Amber Peckham, " Booklist"
"Berwin's Creole-flavored romance . . .""will provide plenty of pleasure to readers who enjoy a touch of magical realism in their fiction. Fans of such atmospheric writers as Alice Hoffman will find much to enjoy here." --Bette-Lee Fox, "Library Journal"
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"In "Scent of Darkness," Berwin has created a compelling story surrounded by the mysterious and exotic world of New Orleans, where tarot cards foretell what's yet to be, and fragrance is viewed as an ethereal, mystical creation capable of changing one's life forever." --Amber Castens, "The News-Gazette"

About the Author:

Margot Berwin is the author of the best-selling novel "Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire." Her work has been translated into nineteen languages. She earned her MFA from the New School in 2005 and lives in New York City.

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