Mistresses of Scent , legendary women, love and scent - a nonfiction account about perfume by Jane Wilks

What is it about perfume that has so much allure? Is it simply the beauty and the dreams that it conjures? Or is it so much more? Undeniably you don't need perfume to live, but it does help one to feel good about oneself.


There have been many a memorable line quoted about the power of perfume, as when Coco Chanel was quoted as saying, " A woman should wear perfume wherever she wants to be kissed." Another notable quote was when Marilyn Monroe was asked what she wore in bed, and she famously answered, " Why, Chanel No. 5 of course."


It is interesting to explore the many aspects of perfume such as the nature of scent itself, a brief history of perfume, the perfumer's art and its connection with fashion. Equally fascinating is its association with some remarkable women throughout history, from the Queen of Sheba through to Isabella Rossellini.


Mistresses of Scent – legendary women, love and scent is an entertaining look at the many brilliant facets of the perfume world, and some of the legendary faces that mirror it. Full of sensual tidbits and interesting facts, it is a concise and captivating account for those who love a fine whiff!


Finally, there are even some practical tips on wearing scent.


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