The Scent Trail: How One Woman's Quest for the Perfect Perfume Took Her Around the World

The Scent Trail: How One Woman's Quest for the Perfect Perfume Took Her Around the World

Celia Lyttelton


Lyttelton?s ardour for body spray encouraged her to have a signature fragrance created only for her?and then to embark at the final olfactory odyssey. Armed with a listing of materials, she tracked down each one section of her odor, tracing its origins, historical past, and culture.

From the iris fields of Tuscany to the vetivert distilleries of India, from the nutmeg plantations of Sri Lanka to the beaches of the Arabian Sea, Celia provides readers a glimpse into the area of smell that few humans have ever skilled, supplying scrumptious information on its position in history?for instance, how Casanova extra small quantities of ambergris to chocolate mousses to help his amorous adventures, and the way Charles Dickens carried a monogrammed pocket nutmeg grater in his waist coat at a time while nutmeg used to be used to beat back evil and to spice rum.

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