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    Hello all ..

    I've been lurking on this forum for a while now, but joined only yesterday. Im a big believer of the benefits from aromatherapy for overall well being which I've practiced for years now mixing and blending my own oils , but I've recently started getting interested in the whole Perfume side.

    Now question time ..
    Can anyone recommend me any books, starting with the basics , ive checked on amazon and found over 2000 results , but is there any classics every Perfumer should have on this shelf.

    Thanks in advance .. Louise

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    Welcome! Perhaps the A to Z Perfume Guide by Turin & Sanchez.

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    Thanks Hednic ... will check that one out

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    Welcome to basenotes, Louise!

    The Alchemy of Scent by Mandy Aftel is supposed to be excellent.
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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    Welcome Louise!

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    Hello and welcome to basenotes. May you have a fantastic journey.

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    Emperor of scent, great read.

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    Do you mean books on the history of perfumery, or books on how to make them? Cannot comment on the how-to-make. For the history, I have found Roja Dove The essence of perfume a very good, though basic, intro. I love the Turin Sanchez book, but it's more "advanced", so to speak, and it requires some previous knowlege about the basics of perfume history.


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    Welcome to Basenotes!
    Live Aloha! Live Da HIlife!

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    I am too looking for some suggestions, thanks for the inputs.

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