Fragrance expert Roja Dove has written his first book on the subject of his long-time passion, entitled The Essence of Perfume. While he is known for his lectures and frequent appearances in the media, as well as his temple of bon goût dedicated to the art of perfumery, the Haute Parfumerie at Harrods, he had not felt the need so far to write down his thoughts...
"Beginning with a comprehensive discussion of the sense of smell and the materials of the master perfumer, The Essence of Perfume goes on to celebrate the great classics, the makers who brought them to life and the designers who gave them shape. In an age where the methods and motivations of the original perfumers are all but forgotten, Roja Dove unfolds the gripping story of scent with all the passion and devotion of a true artist."The book is published by Black Dog Publishing and slated for a gradual release in the UK, France, US this fall.
It is priced at £26, $44, and 65,55 Euros (Amazon prices).
If you cannot wait, you can order it now from the Haute Parfumerie by calling 020 7893 8797
The Essence of Perfume
350 b/w and colour ills
30.0 x 21.0 cm
12.0 x 9.0 in
ISBN13: 978 1 906155 49 0