'An authoritative guide from two experts who really know their way around scent' – FUNMI FETTO
The Perfume Companion is a beautifully illustrated compendium of almost 500 recommended scents, designed to help you pick out your next favourite fragrance.
Perfumes have the power to evoke treasured memories, make us feel fabulous and help us express our best self. But with so many out there, how do you choose something new? When the scents in the perfume shop are merging into one aromatic haze, how do you remain focused? And if your favourite scent goes out of stock, how do you replace it? The Perfume Companion is here to help. Sarah McCartney and Samantha Scriven deliver a host of scents for you to try – including bargain finds and luxury treasures, iconic stalwarts and indie newcomers, the lightest florals and the deepest leathers.
With insider information about how perfumes are really made, discover hundreds of new fragrances and find the scents to share your own memories with. This is the perfect companion for your scented adventures.
Sarah McCartney is the founder and perfumer at 4160Tuesdays, an independent perfumery in west London. For fourteen years, she wrote for the Lush Times, the in-house newspaper at Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics. In 2010 she wrote a novel, The Scent of Possibility, then started to make the fragrances she’d described in her book. Sarah’s fragrances have been nominated for three Fragrance Foundation Awards, and she has won the Eau MG Readers Award for Best Indie Fragrance House, and Best Indie Fragrance.
Samantha Scriven founded the blog iscentyouaday in 2013 and has twice been a finalist in the UK Fragrance Foundation Jasmine Awards. She is a Senior Contributor for award winning perfume site ÇaFleureBon and has contributed to The Scented Letter magazine for The Perfume Society. She works as a freelancer in the perfume industry and lives in South Wales with her husband, sons and cats.
In short, The Perfume Companion is a triumph: and essential reading for the perfume lover, or anyone who is starting to find an interest in the subject. Brilliant.—theblacknarcissus.com