The Perfect Scent: A Year Inside the Perfume Industry in Paris and New York

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The New York Times perfume critic, yes, you read that right follows the creation of two industry-defining perfumes. While Burr (The Emperor of Scent, 2003, etc.) approaches his beat with healthy skepticism, he?s also capable of flowery language, describing a perfume as smelling like early evening on an island where it is always summer.

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"Filled with fascinating revelations about an industry built on illusions . . . entices you to marvel all the more at the power of fragrance."--"The Dallas Morning News
"""The Perfect Scent" has drama, unforgettable characters, history, and location."--"Los Angeles Times
""An inside, Hollywoodesque account."--"The New York Times Book Review
""Burr winds his way deep into the secretive, dark, high-stakes world of perfumery, where following the scent can be hazardous to your career. . . . He smells the story in each bottle."--Associated Press

"Passionate and captivating."--"The Toronto Star
""An appealing writer and an acute observer, [who] tells his two stories well."--"The Wall Street Journal"
"Filled with fascinating revelations about an industry built on illusions."--"The Kansas City Star"

"Filled with fascinating revelations about an industry built on illusions . . . entices you to marvel all the more at the power of fragrance."--"The Dallas Morning News

"""The Perfect Scent" has drama, unforgettable characters, history, and location."--"Los Angeles Times

""An inside, Hollywoodesque account."--"The New York Times Book Review

""Burr winds his way deep into the secretive, dark, high-stakes world of perfumery, where following the scent can be hazardous to your career. . . . He smells the story in each bottle."--Associated Press

"Passionate and captivating."--"The Toronto Star

""An appealing writer and an acute observer, [who] tells his two stories well."--"The Wall Street Journal"

"Filled with fascinating revelations about an industry built on illusions."--"The Kansas City Star"

Filled with fascinating revelations about an industry built on illusions . . . entices you to marvel all the more at the power of fragrance. "The Dallas Morning News"

"The Perfect Scent" has drama, unforgettable characters, history, and location. "Los Angeles Times"

An inside, Hollywoodesque account. "The New York Times Book Review"

Burr winds his way deep into the secretive, dark, high-stakes world of perfumery, where following the scent can be hazardous to your career. . . . He smells the story in each bottle. "Associated Press"

Passionate and captivating. "The Toronto Star"

An appealing writer and an acute observer, [who] tells his two stories well. "The Wall Street Journal"

Filled with fascinating revelations about an industry built on illusions. "The Kansas City Star""

Filled with fascinating revelations about an industry built on illusions . . . entices you to marvel all the more at the power of fragrance. The Dallas Morning News

The Perfect Scent has drama, unforgettable characters, history, and location. Los Angeles Times

An inside, Hollywoodesque account. The New York Times Book Review

Burr winds his way deep into the secretive, dark, high-stakes world of perfumery, where following the scent can be hazardous to your career. . . . He smells the story in each bottle. Associated Press

Passionate and captivating. The Toronto Star

An appealing writer and an acute observer, [who] tells his two stories well. The Wall Street Journal

Filled with fascinating revelations about an industry built on illusions. The Kansas City Star

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"Filled with fascinating revelations about an industry built on illusions . . . entices you to marvel all the more at the power of fragrance." --The Dallas Morning News

"The Perfect Scent has drama, unforgettable characters, history, and location." --Los Angeles Times

"An inside, Hollywoodesque account." --The New York Times Book Review

"Burr winds his way deep into the secretive, dark, high-stakes world of perfumery, where following the scent can be hazardous to your career. . . . He smells the story in each bottle." --Associated Press

"Passionate and captivating." --The Toronto Star

"An appealing writer and an acute observer, [who] tells his two stories well." --The Wall Street Journal

"Filled with fascinating revelations about an industry built on illusions." --The Kansas City Star

About the Author:

Chandler Burr is the New York Times perfume critic and author of The Emperor of Scent: A Story of Perfume, Obsession, and the Last Mystery of the Senses and A Separate Creation. Burr, who earned a master's in international economics and Japan studies from the Paul H. Nitze School/Johns Hopkins, has written for The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, U.S. News & World Report (where he was a contributing editor), and The New Yorker. He lives in New York City.

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