Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Loving this quote this week. Which perfumes make you happiest?
With Amazon at our fingertips, it's easier than ever to discover a whole new assortment of things to watch, read, and add to our wish lists. As avid fragrance lovers, we here at Nomaterra have taken it upon ourselves to discover some of the finest books about fragrances around. Read on for to find out what we'll be bringing along to the beach this summer!
Perfumes: The A to Z Guide
By Luca Turin & Tania Sanchez; This fantastic tome provides reviews of over a thousand fragrances, as well as a section answering perfume FAQs and a guide about how to purchase your next perfume.
The Perfect Scent: A Year Inside the Perfume Industry In Paris and New York
By Chandler Burr; This book follows the creation of two different perfumes: Un Jardin Sur le Nil by Hermès and Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker. Be sure to pick this up if you've always wanted to know how exactly the stuff in the bottle came to be.
Reeking Havoc: Unauthorized Story of Giorgio
By Steve Ginsberg; The Unauthorized Story of Giorgio
tells the tale of Giorgio, a perfume created by Fred and Gale Hayman which took the world by storm. Americans spent $70 million on this perfume when it was first released, and its release caused quite the stir in the perfume world. Pick this up for a tale of scandal, glamour, and a look at just how intoxicating perfume can be.