Ppliers though as this was originally published in 2001 I note some of the listed suppliers ave long disembarked from their perfumed barges and vanished into the wild blue yonderThere is also an extensive bibliography and reference section to take the eager reader onwards into further aromatic journeys be these deeper into an exploration of alchemy or neurobiology and olfaction or even weighty tomes exploring the istory 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 A wonderful book Readable densely informative and passionate
About Its Subject Iits subject I dipping back into it for information and enjoying its companionable style You dipping back into it for information and enjoying its companionable style You a little bit about the world after reading this A good read Elaborate alchemical and istorical explanation with good advice for beginners Beautifully written and very informative Informative but not too taxin. 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 er own recipes offering insights on the relationship of scent to solitude sex and so. .
Aftel s book is a delight
TO ALL WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTEDall who might be interested perfumery the mysteries of olfaction and particularly ow 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 actually 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 whichline drawings woodcuts and the like which then ere 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 Lest Darkness Fall and Related Stories hidden meaning to the way she seeser present vocation perfumer And The Body Scoop for Girls her interest is in natural perfumes rather than those of novel synthesised chemistry created in a la. As long as thereas been passion there as been perfume Wealthy Romans used to scent their doves while in Shakespeare's time a woman in love would place a peeled apple into er armpit to saturate it with er scent and then.
Free read Essence and Alchemy: A Book of PerfumeBThose of us who are pulled for many reasons by perfume using
plants know that this is slow reflective perfumery At its best weknow that this is slow reflective perfumery At its best we drawn into a realisation of the complexity of growing the plants of extractions to yield their aromatics of a weight of istory behind themAnd Aftel brings all this along with The Art and Making of The Expanse her iner book connecting Per fumem to its original sacred roots and the making of perfume from extracting essential oils from plants to an original pairing with alchemyAlong the way as well as philosophical psychological and istorical reflections
There Is Much Practicalis much practical for the budding kitchen perfumer including methods aromatic suggestions information about what will armoniously marry with what and what might connect with interesting piuant oppositionsThis is a book to 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 su. Present it to er 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. .