Ay othersThe book concludes with a list of potential suppliers though as this was originally published in 2001 I note some of the listed suppliers have long disembarked from their perfumed barges and vanished into the wild blue yonderThere is also an xtensive bibliography and reference section to take the ager reader onwards into further aromatic journeys be these deeper into an xploration of alchemy or neurobiology and olfaction or ಪರಿಸರದ ಕತೆ Parisarada Kathe even weighty tomesxploring the history and design of perfume bottlesThis is very much a deep broad wide read on the subject but beckoning the lured reader on to further The Fiend Next Door exploration Informative but not too taxing Elaborate alchemical and historicalxplanation with good advice for beginners A wonderful book Readable densely informative and passionate about its subject I keep dipping back into it for information and njoying its companionable style You understand a little bit about the world after reading thi. Through the boudoir and the bath and into the sanctums of worship and along the way teaches us the art of perfume making including many of her own recipes offering insights on the relationship of scent to solitude sex and so.
Beautifully written and very informative A good read Aftel s book is a delight to all who might be interested in perfumery the mysteries of olfaction and particularly how psyche and aroma connect Her book is far from a leaf through light on substance pretty picture coffee table book Instead dense and ngagingly written text lightened and deepened by beautiful line drawings which are actually so much satisfying for this reader than the usual photographer and bottles of perfume artfully arranged numberThere is something பொன்னியின் செல்வன் - புது வெள்ளம் enormously pleasing about the original slow work involved in making forxample botanical line drawings woodcuts and the like which are then here reproducedAftel is a fascinating writer too Originally a psychotherapist she brings that listening delight to teasing out the useful story of the other the uncovering of hidden meaning to the way she sees her present vocation perfumer And her interest is in natural perfumes rather th. As long as there has been passion there has been perfume Wealthy Romans used to scent their doves while in Shakespeare's time a woman in love would place a peeled apple into her armpit to saturate it with her scent and then.
An those of novel synthesised chemistry created in a labThose of us who are pulled for many reasons by perfume using plants know that this is slow reflective perfumery At its best we are drawn into a realisation of the complexity of growing the plants of The Return of the Carter Boys: The Carter Boys 2 extractions to yield their aromatics of a weight of history behind themAnd Aftel brings all this along with her in her book connecting Per fumem to its original sacred roots and the making of perfume fromxtracting A Meditation on Murder essential oils from plants to an original pairing with alchemyAlong the way as well as philosophical psychological and historical reflections there is much practical information for the budding kitchen perfumer including methods aromatic suggestions information about what will harmoniously marry with what and what might connect with interesting piuant oppositionsThis is a book tonjoyably read and re read not to mention mbark on given formulations and sail out on one s own to ass. Present it to her lover Essence And Alchemy resurrects the social and metaphysical legacy that is ntwined with the volution of perfumery from the dramas of the spice trade to the uests of the alchemists Aftel tracks scent.