Author(s): Dariush Alavi
With the cachet knowledge every aficionado must possess, plus authentic insights into the lives and skills of the experts within the industry, Le Snob: Perfume offers impeccable advice on all aspects of this artisanal product, from learning how to recognise olfactory categories to professional production techniques. Providing an authoritative directory of the very best scents available from around the world, and from all manner of producer, from select haute couture and niche producers, to natural perfumery and the surprising gems available on the mass market, you'll learn to distinguish the quality fragrances from the hundreds of options available in today's market. A select few of particular note will be marked as 'Essentials' to highlight the very best of the best. Also including information on developing your olfactory senses, finding rare perfumes, and discovering which scents are best suited to you, this book provides you with the cachet knowledge every aficionado wants to possess. Additional features include Words from the Wise, advice from experts within the perfume industry on subjects ranging from selecting a perfume to correct storage, and In The Details will provide in-depth information on the unique techniques and processes used to produce the highest quality perfumes available. Witty, assured and informative, this book is the perfect foil for your obsession for the perfect scent. Le Snob: elite guides for those in the know.
Stylish and nuanced full-colour guide to appreciating the world's finest perfume; Indispensable advice on how to buy and when to wear a range of different perfumes; Handy pocket format with stylish notebook-style design; Directory of the world's most sought after fragrances.
Dariush Alavi is an award winning perfume critic, writer and lecturer who also edits Persolaise, a blog offering high quality, independent reviews of both niche and mainstream fragrances (www.persolaise.com). The blog has a strong international readership, as well as the attention and praise of several important industry figures. Dariush is also a regular contributor to Basenotes, the world's most popular perfume site, and a columnist for Esprit, the UK's top trade publication for the beauty and cosmetics industry.