Only a few left, cannot be reprinted, incl. 12 smell-&-enjoy’s of famous old perfumes
“ … Wouldn't it be great to read about perfume materials, classic fragrances, and the history of perfumery, while sampling scents from the pages of a book? Just when I thought all hope was lost for anything but gimmicks in multi-sensory volumes, I discovered Annick Le Guérer's Once Upon a Time ... Perfume. Originally published in French as Si le parfum m'était conté.., this elegant, hard-cover book opens with a preface by Osmothèque President Patricia de Nicolaï-Michau … Each of three parts ("The Versailles Osmothèque, "Leading Fragrance Companies," and "Perfume's Eminent Maisons") offers rich, full-page illustrations, with scratch-and-sniff samples of perfumes, including "Schiaparelli Shocking, Coty L'Origan, and Caron Tabac Blond" Cheryl, Now smell This), the Roman orgy concoction Parfum Royal, Bal A Versailles, Chanel No.5, Ode by Guerlain and others.
“Fragrant readers, this would be the perfect gift for perfumistas, if it were not so difficult to find."
Once Upon a Time ... Perfume
Annick Le Guérer
France, Éditions du Garde-Temps 2009
Hardcover, 128 pages