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At and what might connect with INTERESTING PIUANT OPPOSITIONSTHIS IS A BOOK piuant oppositionsThis is a book enjoyably read and re read not to mention embark on given formulations and sail out on one s own to assay 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 # have long disembarked from their perfumed barges and into the wild blue yonderThere is also an extensive *have long disembarked from their perfumed barges and vanished into the wild blue yonderThere is also an extensive and reference section to take the eager reader onwards into further aromatic ourneys be these deeper into an exploration of alchemy or neurobiology and olfaction or even weighty tomes exploring 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 exploration Informative but not too taxing Beautifully written and very informative Elaborate alchemical and historical explanation with good advice for beginner. 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. ,

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A good read A wonderful book Readable densely
informative and passionate 
and passionate its subject I keep dipping back into it for information and enjoying its companionable style You understand a little bit about the world after reading this 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 engagingly written text lightened and deepened by beautiful *Line Drawings Which Are *drawings which are so much satisfying for this reader than the usual photographer and bottles of perfume artfully arranged numberThere is something enormously pleasing about the original slow work involved in making for example botanical line drawings woodcuts and the like which are then here reproducedAftel is a fascinating writer too Originally a psychotherapist she brings that listening del. 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. Ight 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 than those of novel synthesised chemistry created in a labThose of us who are pulled for many reasons by perfume using
plants know that 
know that is slow reflective perfumery At its best we are drawn into a realisation of the complexity of growing the plants of extractions to yield their aromatics of a weight of History Behind ThemAnd Aftel behind themAnd Aftel all this along with her in her book connecting Per fumem to *ITS ORIGINAL SACRED ROOTS AND THE MAKING OF PERFUME *original sacred roots and the making of perfume extracting 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 wh. Present it to her lover Essence And Alchemy resurrects the social and metaphysical legacy that is entwined with the evolution of perfumery from the dramas of the spice trade to the uests of the alchemists Aftel tracks scent. ,

Essence and Alchemy: A Book of Perfume