New Book: Quintessentially Perfume

by Grant Osborne, 14th June, 2010

Quintessentially Publishing have launched a new perfume book entitled Quintessentially Perfume. The book was compiled by perfume expert, Nathalie Grainger, and Roja Dove acted as creative director. The book features profiles on a range of brands, interviews with perfumers and general perfume articles, with contributions from Chandler Burr, Josephine Fairley and more.

Amongst the interviewees featured in the book are: Camille Goutal & Isabelle Doyen, Jean-François Latty, Bertrand Duchaufour, Linda Pilkington, Thorsten Biehl, Olivia Giacobetti and Geza Schoen.

Below is a short clip from the Quintessentially website, where Grainger talks a little about the book, and you have the chance to see some of the inside.

Quintessentially Perfume is available to buy at, Amazon, Avery and R.D.Franks. Senteurs d’Ailleurs in Brussels will be stocking it from the 3rd week in June.

We will be featuring a review shortly.

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    • 30 Roses | 14th June 2010 12:33

      Looks interesting, but already out of print and unavailable at Amazon USA; temporarily out of print at Amazon UK. Shipping from Quintessentially Perfume to the USA (to Connecticut) came up at £14.50.

    • Grant (article author) | 14th June 2010 13:05

      I'll ask about USA.

    • Mimi Gardenia | 14th June 2010 18:05

      Would be interesting reading ! I hope it will be more available here in the US .

    • donna255 | 15th June 2010 07:42

      Must look on Amazon UK and put it on Wishlist, I am in the UK. We might have to wait for a reprint by the look of it though.

    • donna255 | 15th June 2010 07:44

      I must put it on Wishlist on Amazon UK, I live in the UK anyway.

      But I think we will have to wait for a reprint no matter where we live.

    • kwhitney | 15th June 2010 12:32

      The link to the video doesn't work

    • 30 Roses | 15th June 2010 13:35

      I tried it again and the video works for me...

    • kwhitney | 15th June 2010 18:19

      I see a big black rectangle. That's it. No video controls or anything in the black

    • Redneck Perfumisto | 16th June 2010 03:24

      Grant, Nathalie, or anybody from QP - may I submit the image above to Amazon for their website picture? With your permission, I can upload it. Thanks.

    • Grant (article author) | 16th June 2010 12:04

      The video seems to work on some browsers but not others. I'm not sure what's causing that

    • Grant (article author) | 16th June 2010 12:06

      Just got this from Nathalie:

      [QUOTE]Thank you so much for this link on your Basenotes. I just wanted to let you know that we are just seeing to restocking the books for Amazon so this will be rejuvenated ASAP and I shall let you know. We shall also upload the image for the book on Amazon.

      In the meantime, the books are available at and also in London at Avery Perfumery, R.D Franks. Aedes de Venustas in New York will be receiving books shortly as will Lianne Tio Parfums in Rotterdam.[/QUOTE]

    • 30 Roses | 13th July 2010 08:49

      I just go this email from Aedes:

      Introducing "Quintessentially Perfume". A journey through the world of luxury and niche perfumery. Quintessentially Publishing joins forces with the world class perfume experts and journalists to explore and celebrate this fragrant world. Featuring a collection of the finest perfume houses, interviews with perfume creators and insightful articles. On shelves now at Aedes de Venustas ($35)

      This Tuesday June 13th and Wednesday June 14th, 2010 only receive a complimentary issue of the new book "Quintessentially Perfume" with your purchase of $150 and up. Please include code "Book" in the comment box with your order of $150 and up and we will include a copy with your order.

      *Receive complimentary Fedex Ground shipping for your Aedes order by mentioning the code "ADV07" when placing the order. Please note that the code "ADV07" must be entered in order to receive complimentary shipping. This offer is good for any Aedes order starting at $50 and is valid until July 20th, 2010. (The amount including the shipping will show up on your confirmation e-mail but will be adjusted when we process your order).