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British Perfumery - A Fragrant History

£19.99 Out Of Stock

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" Were Shakespeare's sonnets inspired by fragrant potions? Which English perfumery made its money selling Russian bear grease? Whose lavender plants were eaten by rabbits? Who applied for a job in a perfume lab still wearing his school shorts? Which aroma chemicals went into Coty's L'Origan? Whose chemist career started because he was "too short for the offices" and was sent to the laboratory instead? Which perfume manufacturer took its perfumers and a mobile mini laboratory to the Tarkine rainforest? Whose essential oil warehouse used to be in the railway arches under Fenchurch Street Station? Which fragrance firm had to move because a local resident was taking potshots at the office windows from the flats opposite?

British Perfumery, a Fragrant History is a unique book produced by the British Society of Perfumers (BSP) to celebrate its 50th anniversary year.

The breadth of the book is impressive. There are personal histories with candid descriptions of how perfumers
entered the industry; company profiles and plenty of archive photos, timelines and historical facts. The entries were mostly written by the companies themselves and the style varies from formal to warm. Members of the BSP include raw material suppliers, perfume manufacturers, independent perfumers and global brands and they're all represented in some way.

This is the story of the history, heritage and future of British perfumery as told by the industry itself.

The book team consisted of John Bailey, Helen Hill, Yvonne Hockey and Matthew Williams. It was designed by Liz Baldin at Bookwork Creative Associates and printed by Butler, Tanner & Dennis Ltd. A heavy, impressive volume with high production values, glossy pages and plenty of colour photographs. "

Book in good condition with clean pages throughout and securely bound.Black boards have gilt lettering to the spine and front board.Slight bumping to the outer corners of the front board. Dust jacket has a score mark to the front and scuff marks to the rear cover. Printed in 2013.

Item details

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Bailey,Hill,Hockey and Williams
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
29.6 x 26.8 x 2.3 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0992679702
ISBN-13:
9780992679705
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
The British Society of Perfumers

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" Were Shakespeare's sonnets inspired by fragrant potions? Which English perfumery made its money selling Russian bear grease? Whose lavender plants were eaten by rabbits? Who applied for a job in a perfume lab still wearing his school shorts? Which aroma chemicals went into Coty's L'Origan? Whose chemist career started because he was "too short for the offices" and was sent to the laboratory instead? Which perfume manufacturer took its perfumers and a mobile mini laboratory to the Tarkine rainforest? Whose essential oil warehouse used to be in the railway arches under Fenchurch Street Station? Which fragrance firm had to move because a local resident was taking potshots at the office windows from the flats opposite?

British Perfumery, a Fragrant History is a unique book produced by the British Society of Perfumers (BSP) to celebrate its 50th anniversary year.

The breadth of the book is impressive. There are personal histories with candid descriptions of how perfumers
entered the industry; company profiles and plenty of archive photos, timelines and historical facts. The entries were mostly written by the companies themselves and the style varies from formal to warm. Members of the BSP include raw material suppliers, perfume manufacturers, independent perfumers and global brands and they're all represented in some way.

This is the story of the history, heritage and future of British perfumery as told by the industry itself.

The book team consisted of John Bailey, Helen Hill, Yvonne Hockey and Matthew Williams. It was designed by Liz Baldin at Bookwork Creative Associates and printed by Butler, Tanner & Dennis Ltd. A heavy, impressive volume with high production values, glossy pages and plenty of colour photographs. "

Book in good condition with clean pages throughout and securely bound.Black boards have gilt lettering to the spine and front board.Slight bumping to the outer corners of the front board. Dust jacket has a score mark to the front and scuff marks to the rear cover. Printed in 2013.

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Bailey,Hill,Hockey and Williams
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
29.6 x 26.8 x 2.3 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0992679702
ISBN-13:
9780992679705
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
The British Society of Perfumers

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