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  • Les Misrables (French Edition)
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  • Le Seigneur des Anneaux - 3 volumes (French Edition of The Lord of the Rings)
  • Le Cercle Litteraire Des Amateurs D'epluchures De Patates (French Edition)
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  • Attack of the Clones
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  • Adventures of Robin Hood
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French Essence Harry Potter a l ecole des sorciers limited boxed edition in French of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer s Stone O mi ih in ljudeh Anna and the French Kiss Anna and the French Kiss Geisha French Language Edition In the Woods Dublin Murder Squad The Little Prince A French English Bilingual Reader English and French Edition Frankenstein Fiction Poetry Drama French Edition Le Portrait De Dorian Gray French Edition Les Mis rables French Edition Si je reste Coraline Le Seigneur des Anneaux volumes French Edition of The Lord of the Rings Le Cercle Litteraire Des Amateurs D epluchures De Patates French Edition Our Newlywed Kitchen The Art of Cooking Gathering and Creating Traditions The Count of Monte Cristo Just Mercy A Story of Justice and Redemption La diversidad de la ciencia Una visi n personal de la b squeda de Dios Il Destino della Rosa Blu L ascesa Attack of the Clones Like Water for Chocolate Como agua para chocolate Crazy Rich Asians Crazy Rich Asians Adventures of Robin Hood A Child Called It Dave Pelzer

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An artisan perfumer reveals a lost art and its mysterious sensual history br For centuries people have taken what seems to be an instinctive pleasure in rubbing scents into their skin Perfume has helped them to pray to heal and to make love And as long as there has been perfume there have been perfumers or rather the priests shamans and apothecaries who were their predecessors Yet in many ways perfumery is a lost art its creative and sensual possibilities eclipsed by the synthetic ingredients of which contemporary perfumes are composed which have none of the subtlety and complexity of essences derived from natural substances nor their lush histories 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 quests of the alchemists to whom today s perfumers owe a philosophical as well as a practical debt Mandy Aftel tracks scent through the boudoir and the bath and into the sanctums of worship offering insights on the relationship of scent to sex solitude and the soul Along the way she imparts instruction in the art of perfume compositions complete with recipes guiding the reader in a process of transformation of materials that continues to follow the alchemical dictum solve et coagula dissolve and combine and is itself aesthetically and spiritually transforming br Essence and Alchemy: A Book of Perfume books by Mandy Aftel