Coming to My Senses

Coming to My Senses

A Story of Perfume, Pleasure, and An Unlikely Bride

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"Alyssa Harad always considered herself practical, earnest, and bookish. She was a proud feminist, a Birkenstock wearer, and a religious recycler; the only interests in which she came anywhere near self-indulgence were food and cooking. Until she chanced upon a blog and read a new kind of review--not of a novel or a recipe but of a perfume. How frivolous and girly, she thought at first. And yet, months later, she noticed she had begun to heard vials of fragrance samples. Embarking on a journey that takes her from perfume galleries and private laboratories in her hometown of Austin, TX, to the glamorous perfume showrooms of NYC, Harad discovers a secret network of perfume-traders, scent sharers, botanists, and fragrance enthusiasts around the world. Through them she comes to reassess her ideas about femininity, passion, her own long-term relationship--and what her life is about"--
Publisher: New York : Viking Adult, 2012.
ISBN: 9780670023615
0670023612
Branch Call Number: 305.42 Harad 06/2012
Characteristics: 261 p.,22 cm.

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May 01, 2013

This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. The subject is fascinating and the way Alyssa uses words to tell her story made me wish it would never end.

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Stella04
Jul 10, 2012

This reads like poetry...very evocative language and descriptions. I've always been a secret perfume fancier....now I'm inspired to dig deeper and learn even more.

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