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The Big Book of Perfume
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Have you ever wondered where the perfume you wear comes from?

The team from Nez, the olfactory magazine invites you on a very special journey to explore perfume in all its facets, delving into the heart of a fascinating yet little-known world. This book lifts the curtain on the best kept secrets of perfumery, answering all your questions about the world of smell.


• How does the sense of smell work?

• How has perfumery developed over the centuries?

• Where do perfume ingredients come from?

• What does a perfumer do?

• How is a fragrance created, developed, and produced?

• How is mainstream perfumery shaped by marketing?

• What is the role of independent perfumery?

• What happens to a perfume after it is launched?

• How do I educate my nose and become a knowledgeable perfume lover?


Jeanne Doré,

Denyse Beaulieu,

Béatrice Boisserie, Éléonore de Bonneval,

Sarah Bouasse,

Eugénie Briot,

Yohan Cervi,

Olivier R.P. David,

Aurélie Dematons,

Juliette Faliu,

Hirac Gurden,

Anne-Sophie Hojlo,

Patrice Revillard,

Delphine de Swardt,

Alexis Toublanc.

Jeremy Perrodeau