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The Secret of Scent: Adventures in Perfume and the Science of Smell

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By: Luca Turin

Faber & Faber

Hardback | May 2006 | #159087 | ISBN: 0571215378
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Funny, irreverent and passionate, The Secret of Scent opens the lid on two worlds - the glamorous and highly lucrative realm of the perfume makers, and the equally rivalrous domain of smell science.

Smell is our forgotten sense. Long neglected by science in favour of more prestigious areas of research, it's also barely understood in general life. At the core of our sense of smell lies an enigma: why do things smell the way they do? How is smell written into the molecules? This book is the story of the quest to solve this puzzle.


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