I recently had a conversation with a few co-workers on the power of scent. We were chatting about the fragrances we wear and the ones we want to wear. My love of beauty products is known, as well as, my love of scent. Scent has the power to captivate, transport, communicate, and heal. Heal? We all have those days where it’s "whoa is me" and something as small as a spritz of your favorite scent can actually put a smile on your face. Dolo uses her scents to bring back the woman behind the mommy. Each morning as I peruse my arsenal of fragrances I smile at the beauty of the bottles. I feel very blessed at my custom fragrance because it was given with consideration, thought and care. I still get goose bumps thinking about it. This brings me to Chandler Burr. A premier person for whom scent is his life.
Chandler Burr is the New York Times’ Perfume Critic. Yes, they have such a thing and he is the nose who knows. Chandler is a true authority on fragrance and I am a faithful reader and fan of any written word by him. I have made numerous purchases based on his reviews. His new book, The Perfect Scent is a true story of the big business fragrance has in the world today. It chronicles the story of Sarah Jessica Parker’s creation of Lovely along with Hermes’ perfumer Jean-Claude Ellan’s creation of Un Jardin Sur Le Nil, both of which I have owned and enjoye wearing. The book is not only a story of a fragrance creation, but a lesson in science and economics as it relates to fragrance. I know Mr. Burr hosts dinners throughout the country on the relation to scent and food and if they have one in ’08, I definitely will take part. I highly recommend this book to my perfume junkies.