Originally Posted by muskymoi
I borrowed the hardcover guide (aka bible even?) from the library and had to give it back. I'll get my very own ( in hardcover cos its gorgeous) and they'll have to pry it from my cold dead hands to get it away from me.
Oops, you may want to order the paperback instead. It has 400 more reviews, and is quite a bit more comprehensive. An odd way to do things, making the paperback bigger and better than the hard-back, but that's what they did.
Although I did find myself disagreeing on a couple of the reviews...
One thing you'll quickly learn is that people's tastes really do differ, and their smelling equipment may differ too. If you like something yourself, no matter what other people say or think, that ends up being the true measure of the thing.
In the long run, probably the best part of the book is that it gives a person a good overview of the landscape, and some background on the various lines, noses, and the general history of perfume.
And lets us know that we don't always need to take such things too seriously, either.