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The Perfume Collector

The Perfume Collector [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1443406031
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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.

Rare Objects

Rare Objects [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1443443131
Author: Kathleen Tessaro
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Rare Objects by Kathleen Tessaro Book Resume:

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 Debutante

The Debutante [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1443446092
Author: Kathleen Tessaro
Publisher: HarperCollins
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The Debutante by Kathleen Tessaro Book Resume:

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.

Elegance

Elegance [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1443457566
Author: Kathleen Tessaro
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Elegance by Kathleen Tessaro Book Resume:

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.

The Perfume Companion

The Perfume Companion [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0711242194
Author: Sarah McCartney,Samantha Scriven
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
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The Perfume Companion by Sarah McCartney,Samantha Scriven Book Resume:

'An authoritative guide from two experts who really know their way around scent' – FUNMI FETTO The Perfume Companion is a beautifully illustrated compendium of almost 500 recommended scents, designed to help you pick out your next favourite fragrance. Perfumes have the power to evoke treasured memories, make us feel fabulous and help us express our best self. But with so many out there, how do you choose something new? When the scents in the perfume shop are merging into one aromatic haze, how do you remain focused? And if your favourite scent goes out of stock, how do you replace it? The Perfume Companion is here to help. Sarah McCartney and Samantha Scriven deliver a host of scents for you to try – including bargain finds and luxury treasures, iconic stalwarts and indie newcomers, the lightest florals and the deepest leathers. With insider information about how perfumes are really made, discover hundreds of new fragrances and find the scents to share your own memories with. This is the perfect companion for your scented adventures.

The Little Book of Perfumes

The Little Book of Perfumes [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 110154533X
Author: Luca Turin,Tania Sanchez
Publisher: Penguin
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The Little Book of Perfumes by Luca Turin,Tania Sanchez Book Resume:

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 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0143188429
Author: Denyse Beaulieu
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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The Perfume Lover by Denyse Beaulieu Book Resume:

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.

The Flirt

The Flirt [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1443446068
Author: Kathleen Tessaro
Publisher: HarperCollins
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The Flirt by Kathleen Tessaro Book Resume:

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?

The Book of Lost Fragrances

The Book of Lost Fragrances [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1451621493
Author: M. J. Rose
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Book of Lost Fragrances by M. J. Rose Book Resume:

A spellbinding novel from the internationally bestselling author! A Secret Worth Dying For… Jac L’Etoile has always been haunted by visions of the past, her earliest memories infused with the exotic scents that she grew up with as the heir to a storied French perfume company. These worsened after her mother’s suicide until she finally found a doctor who helped her, teaching her to explore the mythological symbolism in her visions and thus lessen their painful impact. This ability led Jac to a wildly successful career as a mythologist, television personality, and author. When her brother, Robbie—who’s taken over the House of L’Etoile from their father—contacts Jac about a remarkable discovery in the family archives, she’s skeptical. But when Robbie goes missing before he can share the secret—leaving a dead body in his wake—Jac is plunged into a world she thought she’d left behind. Traveling back to Paris to investigate Robbie’s disappearance, Jac discovers that the secret is a mysterious scent developed in Cleopatra’s time. Could the rumors swirling be true? Can this ancient perfume hold the power to unlock the ability to remember past lives and conclusively prove reincarnation? If this possession has the power to change the world, then it’s not only worth living for…it’s worth killing for, too. The Book of Lost Fragrances fuses history, passion, and suspense in an intoxicating web that moves from Cleopatra’s Egypt and the terrors of revolutionary France to Tibet’s battle with China and the glamour of modern-day Paris. This marvelous, spellbinding novel mixes the sensory allure of Perfume with the heartbreaking beauty of The Time Traveler’s Wife, coming to life as richly as our most wildly imagined dreams.

Perfume

Perfume [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0804152977
Author: Patrick Suskind
Publisher: Vintage
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Perfume by Patrick Suskind Book Resume:

An acclaimed bestseller and international sensation, Patrick Suskind’s classic novel provokes a terrifying examination of what happens when one man’s indulgence in his greatest passion—his sense of smell—leads to murder. In the slums of eighteenth-century France, the infant Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born with one sublime gift—an absolute sense of smell. As a boy, he lives to decipher the odors of Paris, and apprentices himself to a prominent perfumer who teaches him the ancient art of mixing precious oils and herbs. But Grenouille’s genius is such that he is not satisfied to stop there, and he becomes obsessed with capturing the smells of objects such as brass doorknobs and fresh-cut wood. Then one day he catches a hint of a scent that will drive him on an ever-more-terrifying quest to create the “ultimate perfume”—the scent of a beautiful young virgin. Told with dazzling narrative brilliance, Perfume is a hauntingly powerful tale of murder and sensual depravity. Translated from the German by John E. Woods.

The Emperor of Scent

The Emperor of Scent [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1588362604
Author: Chandler Burr
Publisher: Random House
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The Emperor of Scent by Chandler Burr Book Resume:

For as long as anyone can remember, a man named Luca Turin has had an uncanny relationship with smells. He has been compared to the hero of Patrick Süskind’s novel Perfume, but his story is in fact stranger, because it is true. It concerns how he made use of his powerful gifts to solve one of the last great mysteries of the human body: how our noses work. Luca Turin can distinguish the components of just about any smell, from the world’s most refined perfumes to the air in a subway car on the Paris metro. A distinguished scientist, he once worked in an unrelated field, though he made a hobby of collecting fragrances. But when, as a lark, he published a collection of his reviews of the world’s perfumes, the book hit the small, insular business of perfume makers like a thunderclap. Who is this man Luca Turin, they demanded, and how does he know so much? The closed community of scent creation opened up to Luca Turin, and he discovered a fact that astonished him: no one in this world knew how smell worked. Billions and billions of dollars were spent creating scents in a manner amounting to glorified trial and error. The solution to the mystery of every other human sense has led to the Nobel Prize, if not vast riches. Why, Luca Turin thought, should smell be any different? So he gave his life to this great puzzle. And in the end, incredibly, it would seem that he solved it. But when enormously powerful interests are threatened and great reputations are at stake, Luca Turin learned, nothing is quite what it seems. Acclaimed writer Chandler Burr has spent four years chronicling Luca Turin’s quest to unravel the mystery of how our sense of smell works. What has emerged is an enthralling, magical book that changes the way we think about that area between our mouth and our eyes, and its profound, secret hold on our lives.

The Ghost Collector

The Ghost Collector [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1773212982
Author: Allison Mills
Publisher: Annick Press
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The Ghost Collector by Allison Mills Book Resume:

Ghosts aren’t meant to stick around forever... Shelly and her grandmother catch ghosts. In their hair. Just like all the women in their family, they can see souls who haven’t transitioned yet; it’s their job to help the ghosts along their journey. When Shelly’s mom dies suddenly, Shelly’s relationship to ghosts—and death—changes. Instead of helping spirits move on, Shelly starts hoarding them. But no matter how many ghost cats, dogs, or people she hides in her room, Shelly can’t ignore the one ghost that’s missing. Why hasn’t her mom’s ghost come home yet? Rooted in a Cree worldview and inspired by stories about the author’s great-grandmother’s life, The Ghost Collector delves into questions of grief and loss, and introduces an exciting new voice in tween fiction that will appeal to fans of Kate DiCamillo’s Louisiana’s Way Home and Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls.

The Dress Thief

The Dress Thief [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1910751197
Author: Natalie Meg Evans
Publisher: Bookouture
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The Dress Thief by Natalie Meg Evans Book Resume:

Winner - Festival of Romantic Fiction's Best Historical Read A modern tale of desire and deception set in the world of 1930s Parisian haute couture - perfect for fans of The Perfume Collector or The Paris Wife. Alix Gower has a dream: to join the ranks of Coco Chanel to become a designer in the high-stakes world of Parisian haute couture. But Alix also has a secret: she supports her family by stealing designs to create bootlegs for the foreign market. A hidden sketchbook and two minutes inside Herms is all she needs to create a perfect replica, to be whisked off to production in New York. Then Alix is given her big break - a chance to finally realize her dream in one of the most prominent Parisian fashion houses - but at the price of copying the breakthrough Spring Collection. Knowing this could be her only opportunity, Alix accepts the arrangement. But when a mystery from her past resurfaces and a chance meeting has her falling into the arms of a handsome English war reporter, Alix learns that the slightest misstep - or misplaced trust - could be all it takes for her life to begin falling apart at the seams. WINNER - 2014 Festival of Romantic Fiction's Best Historical Read. WINNER - 2015 Public Book Awards. Shortlisted - 2015 Romance Writers of America (RWA) RITA Awards. What reviewers are saying about The Dress Thief 'The Dress Thief goes way beyond a story of Parisian fashion. It is a story of mystery, romance, friendship and the everyday struggles of life. Right from the start this book will grip hold of you and draw you into Alix's story and it won't let you go till the very last page' That Thing She Reads 'A delicious treat of a novel. I loved the setting in 1930s Paris - a place of intrigue, exquisite silk frocks, and dangerous secrets. And I was utterly charmed by the story's delectable heroine, as she struggled to make her mark in this seductive but perilous world' Margaret Leroy 'A truly accomplished and delicious debut novel' Laurie Graham. 'A fascinating evocation of a great fashion house and the knife-edge the designers live on. Natalie Meg Evans is a born storyteller' Sara Craven 'A charming novel that totally transported me to the Paris fashion houses of the late 1930s.' Trip Fiction 'Rich in detail, this is a pacy and engaging read, full of cloak and dagger intrigue, beautiful clothes and romance' Sunday Mirror

The Paris Girl

The Paris Girl [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1838881212
Author: Natalie Meg Evans
Publisher: Bookouture
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The Paris Girl by Natalie Meg Evans Book Resume:

Paris, 1920s. Tatiana Vytenis has worked hard to leave her past behind. Once a ruined Russian princess in hiding, she is now a sought-after model and engaged to Gérard de Sainte-Vierge – a handsome, if occasionally overbearing, aristocrat. With the Sainte-Vierge heirloom ruby sparkling on her finger, Tatiana feels as though she should be happy. Not long ago she was penniless and now she’s about to become a marquise. But fate still has a final hand to play. One night in a bohemian café in Montparnasse, Tatiana discovers she’s been the unknowing plaything of the Sainte-Vierge family. Hidden beneath their genteel exteriors, Gerard and his brother have a secret darker side, and her darling fiancé will gladly ruin Tatiana’s life to save his own reputation. As Tatiana’s situation becomes ever more desperate, she crosses paths with an unlikely guardian angel. Serious, dark-haired Regan Dortmeyer is an American in Paris – a war photographer running from his own hard knocks in Hell’s Kitchen, New York. He’s no fancy French nobleman, but Regan has seen the lengths to which a wicked man like Gerard will go. As the consequences of her disastrous engagement threaten to swallow Tatiana up, he might be the only one who can save her now… From the USA Today bestselling author of The Milliner’s Secret, The Paris Girl is a beautiful novel full of twists and turns, set against the breathtaking backdrop of 1920s Paris. Perfect for fans of Chanel Cleeton, Kathleen Tessaro and The Alice Network. What readers are saying about The Paris Girl: ‘A beautifully written novel by an extremely talented writer. Excellent character depiction, plus an exciting storyline makes for a roaring success. Highly recommended.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘A beautifully written, intriguing story of love, betrayal, crime and fashion – I absolutely loved this, the characters were engaging and believable, the setting glamorous, a wonderful read!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Stunning, gripping historical fiction… Natalie Meg Evans writes so well, I will read anything she comes out with… I love this author’s work!’ All the Good Books, 5 stars ‘A wonderful read!!!… I couldn’t put this book down. Natalie Meg Evans has a way with words!’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Natalie Meg Evans writes the best books about Paris. This was another excellent read… Ms. Evans descriptions leave me smiling, her attention to detail and research are some of the best things about her writing and about this particular story. Loved it!’ Meanderings and Muses, 5 stars ‘A wonderful read, historical fiction at its best… characters that come alive, a story that kept me turning the pages.’ NetGalley Reviewer ‘Wow! This is the best book I’ve had the pleasure of reading in some time… The characters were so real that I could easily picture them… I plan to add Natalie Meg Evans to my favourite author list.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘I loved the setting for this book… It was a gorgeous story to read and a real page-turner… This is a lovely historical fiction novel… She has a lovely writing style and a natural talent – highly recommended!’ Donna’s Book Blog ‘...Tatiana is a really interesting character… the events of the book are utterly compelling. The plot and style are rich in historical detail and the Paris of the 1920s is beautifully realistic. There is a lot of emotion in this book… The Paris Girl is an impressive, almost epic saga of love and loss and I hope to read more from this author soon!’ LoopyLouLaura ‘An excellent historical novel… The vivid imagery was engaging… I enjoyed it so much.’ NetGalley Reviewer ‘An evocative slice of historical fiction… Tatiana is a really well created and believable character… The pace of the book is very good, there is a good blend of drama and romance to keep the reader’s attention.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘Wow! I absolutely loved it!… an excellent story… I enjoyed it very much.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘This book gives you 1920’s Paris glamour, fashion and romance… It kept me guessing... If you enjoy historical fiction, it should be on your to-be-read list.’ French Village Diaries ‘Incredibly touching tale… gorgeous novel… Kudos to Natalie Meg Evans. This is my first book by her and I was kept interested throughout. I look forward to reading more by her in the future.’ Robin Loves Reading ‘This book was fast-paced and the plot was interesting. I found myself staying up way past my bedtime just to finish!’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘A well written book with a good storyline and interesting characters… enjoyable and entertaining.’ NetGalley Reviewer ‘Utterly charming… A good amount of drama and mystery.’ Goodreads Reviewer

The Address

The Address [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1524742007
Author: Fiona Davis
Publisher: Penguin
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The Address by Fiona Davis Book Resume:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue comes the compelling national bestselling novel about the thin lines between love and loss, success and ruin, passion and madness, all hidden behind the walls of The Dakota—New York City’s most famous residence. When a chance encounter with Theodore Camden, one of the architects of the grand New York apartment house the Dakota, leads to a job offer for Sara Smythe, her world is suddenly awash in possibility—no mean feat for a servant in 1884. The opportunity to move to America. The opportunity to be the female manager of the Dakota. And the opportunity to see more of Theo, who understands Sara like no one else...and is living in the Dakota with his wife and three young children. One hundred years later, Bailey Camden is desperate for new opportunities: Fresh out of rehab, the former interior designer is homeless, jobless, and penniless. Bailey's grandfather was the ward of famed architect Theodore Camden, yet Bailey won't see a dime of the Camden family's substantial estate; instead, her “cousin” Melinda—Camden's biological great-granddaughter—will inherit almost everything. So when Melinda offers to let Bailey oversee the renovation of her lavish Dakota apartment, Bailey jumps at the chance, despite her dislike of Melinda's vision. The renovation will take away all the character of the apartment Theodore Camden himself lived in...and died in, after suffering multiple stab wounds by a former Dakota employee who had previously spent seven months in an insane asylum—a madwoman named Sara Smythe. A century apart, Sara and Bailey are both tempted by and struggle against the golden excess of their respective ages--for Sara, the opulence of a world ruled by the Astors and Vanderbilts; for Bailey, the nightlife's free-flowing drinks and cocaine—and take refuge in the Upper West Side's gilded fortress. But a building with a history as rich, and often as tragic, as the Dakota's can't hold its secrets forever, and what Bailey discovers inside could turn everything she thought she knew about Theodore Camden—and the woman who killed him—on its head.

The Dollhouse

The Dollhouse [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101985003
Author: Fiona Davis
Publisher: Penguin
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The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis Book Resume:

Enter the lush world of 1950s New York City, where a generation of aspiring models, secretaries, and editors live side by side in the glamorous Barbizon Hotel for Women while attempting to claw their way to fairy-tale success in this debut novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue. “Rich both in twists and period detail, this tale of big-city ambition is impossible to put down.”—People When she arrives at the famed Barbizon Hotel in 1952, secretarial school enrollment in hand, Darby McLaughlin is everything her modeling agency hall mates aren't: plain, self-conscious, homesick, and utterly convinced she doesn't belong—a notion the models do nothing to disabuse. Yet when Darby befriends Esme, a Barbizon maid, she's introduced to an entirely new side of New York City: seedy downtown jazz clubs where the music is as addictive as the heroin that's used there, the startling sounds of bebop, and even the possibility of romance. Over half a century later, the Barbizon's gone condo and most of its long-ago guests are forgotten. But rumors of Darby's involvement in a deadly skirmish with a hotel maid back in 1952 haunt the halls of the building as surely as the melancholy music that floats from the elderly woman's rent-controlled apartment. It's a combination too intoxicating for journalist Rose Lewin, Darby's upstairs neighbor, to resist—not to mention the perfect distraction from her own imploding personal life. Yet as Rose's obsession deepens, the ethics of her investigation become increasingly murky, and neither woman will remain unchanged when the shocking truth is finally revealed.

Law & Odeur

Law & Odeur [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3845270403
Author: Claire Guillemin
Publisher: Nomos Verlag
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Law & Odeur by Claire Guillemin Book Resume:

Perfume litigations typically involve only trademark or packaging protection. The actual perfume hardly enjoys any legal attention although it is very often copied. The term "perfume" is ambiguous and designates the olfactory source as well as the olfactory form of the fragrance. Different perfume formulae can smell similar while similar formulae can produce different fragrances. The study analysed the applicability of patents, trademarks and copyright to fragrances. The Author has been advising since 2011 companies and associations of the fragrance industry.

Antique Trader Perfume Bottles Price Guide

Antique Trader Perfume Bottles Price Guide [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1440219141
Author: Kyle Husfloen,Penny Dolnick
Publisher: Penguin
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Antique Trader Perfume Bottles Price Guide by Kyle Husfloen,Penny Dolnick Book Resume:

A precious commodity since ancient times, the powerful presence of perfume lies not in the fragrance alone, as you'll discover after spending just a few minutes with the beautiful new reference to the regal world of antique and vintage perfume bottles. Each of the bottles in this book (which includes commercial successes such as Avon and Coty, and high-end spectacles including Chanel No. 5 and Lalique) is represented in a stunning color photos, accompanies by recent auction and realized pricing, plus, production information to assist the accurate identification of these containers.

Empire of the Senses

Empire of the Senses [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1000515435
Author: David Howes
Publisher: Routledge
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Empire of the Senses by David Howes Book Resume:

With groundbreaking contributions by Marshall McLuhan, Oliver Sacks, Italo Calvino and Alain Corbin, among others, Empire of the Senses overturns linguistic and textual models of interpretation and places sensory experience at the forefront of cultural analysis. The senses are gateways of knowledge, instruments of power, sources of pleasure and pain - and they are subject to dramatically different constructions in different societies and periods. Empire of the Senses charts the new terrains opened up by the sensual revolution in scholarship, as it takes the reader into the sensory worlds of the medieval witch and the postmodern mall, a Japanese tea ceremony and a Boston shelter for the homeless. This compelling revisioning of history and cultural studies sparkles with wit and insight and is destined to become a landmark in the field.

The Perfume of the Gospel: Jesus' Encounters with Women

The Perfume of the Gospel: Jesus' Encounters with Women [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8878392316
Author: Calduch Benages Nuria
Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
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The Perfume of the Gospel: Jesus' Encounters with Women by Calduch Benages Nuria Book Resume:

The Perfume of the Gospel seeks to present some of Jesus' encounters with women. As the title suggests, some of these are characterized by the presence of perfume, an element charged with connotations and a rich symbolic content, open to many interpretations depending on the context. Women are the protagonists of this book. Jesus openly sides with them and, sharing both their bodily and spiritual pain, generates from within himself a new current of humanity. Thus, he changes the hierarchy of the values proposed by society and transcends cases of discrimination with his loving attitude and through his relations of solidarity and equality with people. The book concludes with an original encounter-not between Jesus and a woman, but rather between Jesus and Sophia.