Friday, May 16, 2014

The Perfect Scent by Chandler Burr

How much thought have you ever given to perfume? Have you lingered in a department store wondering which scent would be best for you, or looked at ads and wondered if a simple spritz could make you more like your favorite celebrity. No matter how much you've thought about perfume, the people who make these scents have spent a lot of time coming up with the perfect scent, and how to market it to you.

The New York Times scent critic Chandler Burr takes year long look in to how perfume is created. He goes into the luxury brand Herm├Ęs to watch them create a new perfume that reflects their brand, and can help them compete with brands like Chanel. He also gets an inside look at the creation of Sarah Jessica Parker's Lovey, by the more mainstream perfumer Cody, and even has exclusive access to the actress herself. The amount of thought, time and number of people behind creating a perfume is amazing, and the amount of money behind these scents is astonishing.

Whether you have a collection of bottles or a signature scent, The Perfect Scent is a fascinating look into all the work that goes into making a perfume.

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