My Perfume Book Collection

It’s only fair that given the amount of time I’ve spent writing about the smell of books that I should be focusing on the perfume book itself.  Here are all of my books on perfume that I use for research, inspiration, and most importantly, a bit of eye candy.  On Perfume Making by Frédéric Malle is a total coffee table book, with gorgeous photos but not much in the way of substantive text.  For all of the theory heads out there, there is Anthony Synott’s Aroma: The Cultural History of Smell contains nerdier, scholarly texts on the social aspects of perfume.  I also love looking at the cover art.

Can you suggest any books on perfume that I should add to my collection?  Already on my wishlist: Alyssa Harad’s Coming to My Senses and Denise Beaulieu’s The Perfume Lover.

Perfume book
Mandy Aftel and Daniel Patterson. Aroma: The Magic of Essential Oils in Foods and Fragrance.
Aftel, Mandy.  Essence and Alchemy: A Natural History of Perfume
Mandy Aftel.  Essence and Alchemy: A Natural History of Perfume
Barbara, Anna and Anthony Perliss. Invisible Architecture: Experiencing Places
Anna Barbara and Anthony Perliss.  Invisible Architecture: Experiencing Places Through the Sense of Smell.
Barille, Elisabeth. The Book of Perfume.
Elisabeth Barille.  The Book of Perfume
Burr, Chandler. The Emperor of Scent
Chandler Burr. The Emperor of Scent
Burr, Chandler. The Perfect Scent
Chandler Burr. The Perfect Scent
Dove, Roja. The Essence of Perfume.
Roja Dove. The Essence of Perfume.
Drobnick, Jim. The Smell Culture Reader
Jim Drobnick. The Smell Culture Reader
Edwards, Michael. Perfume Legends: French Feminine Fragrances
Michael Edwards. Perfume Legends: French Feminine Fragrances
Gilbert, Avery. What the Nose Knows
Avery Gilbert. What the Nose Knows
Malle, Frédéric. On Perfume Making
Frédéric Malle. On Perfume Making
Moran, Jan. Fabulous Fragrances: How to Select Your Perfume Wardrobe-The Women's Guide to Prestige Perfumes
Moran, Jan. Fabulous Fragrances: How to Select Your Perfume Wardrobe-The Women’s Guide to Prestige Perfumes
Moran, Jan. Fabulous Fragrances II: A Guide to Prestige Perfumes for Women and Men
Moran, Jan. Fabulous Fragrances II: A Guide to Prestige Perfumes for Women and Men
Morris, Edwin. Fragrance: The Story of Perfume from Cleopatra to Chanel
Edwin Morris. Fragrance: The Story of Perfume from Cleopatra to Chanel
Newman, Cathy. Perfume: The Art and Science of Scent
Cathy Newman. Perfume: The Art and Science of Scent
Snynott, Anthony. Aroma: The Cultural History of Smell
Anthony Synott. Aroma: The Cultural History of Smell
Stamelman, Richard. Perfume: Joy, Scandal, Sin - A Cultural History of Fragrance from 1750 to the Present
Richard Stamelman. Perfume: Joy, Scandal, Sin – A Cultural History of Fragrance from 1750 to the Present
Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez. Perfumes: The A-Z Guide.
Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez. Perfumes: The A-Z Guide.
Turin, Luca and Tania Sanchez. The Little Book of Perfumes
Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez. The Little Book of Perfumes
Turin, Luca. The Secret of Scent: Adventures in Perfume and the Science of Smell
Luca Turin. The Secret of Scent: Adventures in Perfume and the Science of Smell

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