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The Perfume Collector

The Perfume Collector
Author : Kathleen Tessaro
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release Date : 2013-05-14
Category : Fiction
Total pages :464
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In 1955, Grace Monroe’s marriage has landed her at the heart of London’s high society, but the role of sophisticated socialite doesn’t come easily to her. An unexpected inheritance from a French woman she has never met sends her on a journey to Paris, to a long-abandoned perfume shop where she discovers the bewitching story of Eva d’Orsey, a perfumer’s muse in the 1920s. As Eva’s past and Grace’s future intersect, Grace realizes she must choose between the life she thinks she should live and the person she is truly meant to be.

The Perfume Collector

The Perfume Collector
Author : Kathleen Tessaro
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release Date : 2013-05-14
Category : Fiction
Total pages :464
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A remarkable novel about secrets, desire, memory, passion, and possibility. Newlywed Grace Monroe doesn’t fit anyone’s expectations of a successful 1950s London socialite, least of all her own. When she receives an unexpected inheritance from a complete stranger, Madame Eva d’Orsey, Grace is drawn to uncover the identity of her mysterious benefactor. Weaving through the decades, from 1920s New York to Monte Carlo, Paris, and London, the story Grace uncovers is that of an extraordinary women who inspired one of Paris’s greatest perfumers. Immortalized in three evocative perfumes, Eva d’Orsey’s history will transform Grace’s life forever, forcing her to choose between the woman she is expected to be and the person she really is. The Perfume Collector explores the complex and obsessive love between muse and artist, and the tremendous power of memory and scent.

The Perfume Collector

The Perfume Collector
Author : Kathleen Tessaro
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release Date : 2013-04-11
Category : Fiction
Total pages :496
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A secret history of scent, memory and desire from the Sunday Times bestselling author of ELEGANCE and THE DEBUTANTE.

The Perfume Collector

The Perfume Collector
Author : Kathleen Tessaro
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2013-05-06
Category : Inspiration
Total pages :464
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London, 1955: Grace Monroe is a young newlywed, eager to make a success of her marriage. However, with her intellectual curiosity and her unladylike talent for advanced mathematics, she finds the routine of elegant luncheons and exclusive parties among post-war London's social set more tiresome than exciting. When Grace receives an unexpected inheritance from a woman she's never met, she finds herself suddenly in Paris, embarking upon a journey to discover not only the identity of her mysterious benefactor but also the hidden secrets of her own past. In a story that takes us from New York in the 1920s to mid-century Monte Carlo, Paris and London, Grace discovers a world filled with the evocative, intoxicating power of perfume; an obsessive, desperate love between muse and artist; and a trail of dark memories that may mean she isn't the person she thinks she is at all.

The Debutante

The Debutante
Author : Kathleen Tessaro
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release Date : 2015-04-28
Category : Fiction
Total pages :400
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A brilliant, unforgettable novel by the New York Times bestselling author of The Perfume Collector. Can the secrets of one woman's past change another woman's future? Cate Albion is a gifted young artist at a crossroads in her life. Looking to escape New York for the summer, she takes a job in her aunt's London auction house and is soon sent on assignment to the English countryside to value the contents of Endsleigh House, the once gracious but now crumbling estate of a former Jazz Age socialite. There, hidden in the back of a dusty bookshelf, Cate discovers an old shoebox, and inside, a peculiar assortment of objects, including an exquisite pair of 1930s dancing shoes; a faded photograph of a handsome young sailor, and a rare Tiffany pearl and emerald bracelet. Intrigued, Cate sets out to learn more about the box and its contents, and becomes immersed in the mystery of its owner, Diana “Baby” Blythe, the younger of the infamous, glamorous Blythe sisters. Bright, beautiful, and reckless, Baby was the most famous debutante of her generation . . . until she suddenly disappeared entirely from view. As a shocking tale of love and betrayal begins to unravel, Cate finds herself being drawn deeper into Baby's tragic life story—one that will force Cate to confront some dark truths about her own choices.

Rare Objects

Rare Objects
Author : Kathleen Tessaro
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release Date : 2016-04-12
Category : Fiction
Total pages :400
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Rare Objects is a captivating new work of historical fiction from Kathleen Tessaro, the New York Times–bestselling author of The Perfume Collector. Near the end of the Prohibition era and the beginning of the Great Depression, in a city divided by privilege and poverty, two very unlikely friends meet in desperate circumstances, bound by a shared secret . . . Boston, 1933. Maeve Fanning is a first-generation Irish immigrant, born and raised among the poor, industrious Italian families of Boston’s North End by her widowed mother. Clever, capable and as headstrong as her trademark red hair suggests, she’s determined to better herself despite the overwhelming hardships of the Great Depression. However, Maeve also has a dangerous fondness for strange men and bootleg gin—a rebellious hunger for experience that soon finds her spiraling downward, leading a double life. When the strain proves too much, Maeve becomes an unwilling patient in a remote psychiatric hospital, where she strikes up a friendship with an enigmatic young woman, who, like Maeve, is unable or unwilling to control her unladylike desire for freedom. Once out, Maeve must start over again, and armed with a bottle of bleach and a few white lies, she lands a job at an eccentric antiques shop catering to Boston’s wealthiest and most peculiar collectors. Run by a retired anthropology professor and an elusive English archeologist, the exclusive shop is a haven of the obscure and incredible that opens a window onto the world of rare artifacts—and that of America’s social elite. While delivering a purchase to the wealthy Van der Laar family, Maeve is introduced to beautiful socialite Diana Van der Laar—only to discover she’s the young woman from the hospital. Reunited with the charming but increasingly unstable Diana and pursued by her attractive brother James, Maeve becomes more and more entwined with the Van der Laar family—a connection that pulls her deep into a world of social and political ambition, deceit and ultimately betrayal. Bewitched by their wealth and desperate to leave her past behind, Maeve is forced to unearth her true values and discover just how far she’s willing to go to reinvent herself. A rich, universal story of ambition, transformation, desire and betrayal, Rare Objects is acclaimed writer Kathleen Tessaro’s finest work to date. “Kathleen Tessaro writes beautifully.” —MARIAN KEYES

The Little Book of Perfumes

The Little Book of Perfumes
Author : Luca Turin,Tania Sanchez
Publisher : Penguin
Release Date : 2011-10-27
Category : Health & Fitness
Total pages :128
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The quintessential guide to the one hundred most glorious perfumes in the world. When Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez published Perfumes: The Guide in 2008, it was hailed as "ravishingly entertaining" by John Lanchester in The New Yorker, "witty and knowledgeable" on Style.com, and "provocative and hugely entertaining" by the Times Literary Supplement. The Little Book of Perfumes focuses on just one hundred masterpieces of perfume: ninety-six five-star perfumes from the original book, as well as four "museum" perfumes-legendary scents that are preserved in the Versailles Osmothèque. This stunningly produced petite volume offers lovers of perfume the best of the best-a perfect gift book for anyone looking either for a brilliant fragrance or an intelligent, witty read.

The Perfume Lover

The Perfume Lover
Author : Denyse Beaulieu
Publisher : Penguin Canada
Release Date : 2013-03-19
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :320
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What if the most beautiful night in your life inspired a perfume? When Denyse Beaulieu was growing up in Montreal, perfume was forbidden in her house, spurring a childhood curiosity that became an intellectual and sensual passion. She pursued this passion to Paris, where she now lives, becoming a respected fragrance writer. But little did she know that it would also lead her to achieve a perfume lover’s wildest dream.

Innocence

Innocence
Author : Kathleen Tessaro
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release Date : 2018-05-01
Category : Fiction
Total pages :384
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From New York Times bestselling author Kathleen Tessaro comes a poignant, funny, and unforgettable story of real life, real love, and fantasy—and the changes they put you through. 1986. Starry-eyed and ready to take the world by storm, Evie Garlick leaves her small town of Eden, Ohio, to study drama in London, intent on becoming a star of the classical stage. But when she arrives in England, it quickly becomes clear she’s way out of her element—and completely unprepared for what fate has in store for her. Luckily, her new flatmate, the larger-than-life Robbie, immediately takes the bewildered Evie under her wing. Glamorous and bohemian, Robbie’s unorthodox Greenwich Village upbringing and reckless lust for life both dazzle and astonish Evie. Soon the drama offstage in their small student flat is more exciting than any Broadway play. And when Evie meets Jake, a defiantly self-assured young musician bent on two things—success and her—she finds herself suddenly in far too deep, painfully in love, out of control, and yet thrillingly alive, questioning everything about herself—and her dreams. 2001. Robbie has been dead for five years, and Evie, now a single mother, is still living in London. Resigned to earning a living by teaching drama to night students, her life bears little resemblance to the one she’d imagined for herself fifteen years ago. Her carefully ordered routine and beloved son help to keep the memories and regrets at bay—most of the time. But when the past pays Evie a visit, she’s forced to confront the ambitious young woman she used to be and re-examine the choices she made…and those she couldn’t—in order to claim a new future.

Perfume

Perfume
Author : Patrick Süskind
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2001
Category : Fiction
Total pages :255
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An odorless baby found orphaned in a Paris gutter in 1738 grows to become a monster obsessed with his perfect sense of smell and a desire to capture, by any means, the ultimate scent that will make him human. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Elegance

Elegance
Author : Kathleen Tessaro
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release Date : 2018-05-01
Category : Fiction
Total pages :336
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An enchanting, bittersweet novel for every woman who has ever longed for a fairy godmother. Louise Canova should be happy and in love. But her actor-husband seems to be growing distant and she doesn’t know why. Is it her fault? Riddled with uncertainty, the insecurity she thought she’d left behind in adolescence comes back to haunt her. But when she discovers a faded volume entitled ELEGANCE in a second-hand bookshop, she believes she’s found the answers. Written by the formidable French fashion expert, Madame Dariaux, ELEGANCE is an encyclopedia of style that promises to transform plain women into creatures of grace and poise at all times. And from Accessories to Zippers, there’s nothing Madame can’t advise upon - including inattentive husbands, false friends, and the absolute importance of good quality, seductive lingerie. Louise vows to follow Madame’s advice but the lessons she learns have a surprising affect and an outcome she never expected. Within its pages lie clues to her past. And as she begins to unravel them, she discovers that everything, even elegance, has its price. Starting with A and finishing with Z, ELEGANCE is a unique alphabetical journey of timeless fashion, true friendship, and the rare, unexpected gift of love.

A Collector's Handbook of Miniature Perfume Bottles

A Collector's Handbook of Miniature Perfume Bottles
Author : Jeri Lyn Ringblum
Publisher : Schiffer Pub Limited
Release Date : 1996
Category : Crafts & Hobbies
Total pages :264
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A convenient handbook with hundreds of clear color photographs and fascinating stories about each fragrance. Fragrance names, their creators, launch dates, bottle and package designs and dimensions are all here, as well as a price guide reflecting today's fragrance bottle market.

The Flirt

The Flirt
Author : Kathleen Tessaro
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release Date : 2015-04-28
Category : Fiction
Total pages :480
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Sexy, independent Leticia Vane runs her own lingerie shop and knows just how to make a woman feel beautiful. But not only is love strictly off limits for Leticia, she doesn’t believe it even exists. Meanwhile, as socialite Olivia Bourgalt du Coudray wanders around her exquisite house in Chester Square, she has everything money can buy, except a happy marriage. Luckily, handsome young Hughie Venables-Smythe is discovering a secret new profession — the timeless art of the flirt. It can save a marriage or lift a heart faster than any therapy — only Hughie is something of a wild card. When provocative anonymous notes are delivered to both Olivia and Leticia, events take a delicious turn. Who is flirting with whom? And is flirtation innocent or can it lead to more dangerous territories of the heart?

Quintessentially Perfume

Quintessentially Perfume
Author : Nathalie Grainger
Publisher : Quintessentially Publishing
Release Date : 2010
Category : Business & Economics
Total pages :212
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Nathalie Grainger, a perfume consultant with extensive experience of client fragrance profiles and fragrance training, was commissioned by Quintessentially Perfume to compile and create this luxurious hard-back book. Quintessentially Perfume pays homage to a cross section of niche and mainstream perfume houses focusing on their different philosophies and backgrounds. Nathalie Grainger wrote the chapters on the perfume houses, included her interviews with some of the world's finest creators and also produced the book. There are also wonderful article features from fragrance experts including Roja Dove and Chandler Burr, with some fascinating insights into the world of fragrance, namely a look inside a perfume lover's fragrance wardrobe. It's a great read for men and women alike who love fragrance and is a lovely collector's gift.

The Wonderful World of Collecting Perfume Bottles

The Wonderful World of Collecting Perfume Bottles
Author : Jane Flanagan
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2008-11
Category : Antiques & Collectibles
Total pages :285
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The Wonderful World of Collecting Perfume Bottles, Second Edition, presents many surprises. In addition to updating important articles that were shown in the author's first volume, information about the W. & H. Walker Company has been added. The Bacorn bottles are shown again, with recent findings. 'The Ladies and Gentlemen of the Club' features nine wonderful articles from three prominent International Perfume Bottle Association (IPBA) members. The mystery of identifying the IRice bottles is explained. Russian bottles, never before shown in books, are also presented. Many of them are still easily found, but not easily identified. 'Hooray for Hollywood!' shows many magnificent Czechoslovakian bottles and tells of the influence perfume bottles had on Hollywood. 'Vintage Vanity Vignettes' gives decorating tips and showcases the up-and-coming popular collectible, the perfume scent card. This new volume presents approximately 100 new bottles from the author and over 200 bottles from IPBA members' articles. 2009 values.