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22nd June 2006, 04:57 AM
Historical Reference Books
I'm new here and would like to a bit of historical research on the origins of perfumery / famous perfumers. Can anyone recommend some good books to read?
22nd June 2006, 06:18 AM
I have none but I would like to say WELCOME!!
Look at a library for some books. I'm sure perfumery came from some sort of alchemy or something. There are probably tons of them. Happy hunting!
22nd June 2006, 11:44 AM
Hello and welcome! Here are some nice books to start with:
Elizabeth Barillé, Cathérine Laroze
The Book of Perfume
transl: Tamara Blondel
Paris: Flammarion (1995)
[look for second hand copies:]
Edwin T. Morris
Scents of Time: Perfume from Ancient Egypt to the 21st Century
New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Bulfinch Press (1999)
Perfume through the Ages
New York: Putnam Pub Group (1972)
William Irving Kaufman
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc. (1974)
If you read French, there's a truckload of other titles I can recommend.
You can find many more books (and other stuff) on my website: www.scentedpages.com.
Another excellent reference site (especially for French titles) is www.biblioparfum.net.
ps: I don't sell books, and my site has no commercial purposes.
Last edited by Marcello; 22nd June 2006 at 11:46 AM.
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