Saturday, November 02, 2013

Free Kindle Perfume Book

I was on amazon and I saw that G. W. Septimus Piesse's perfume book was free!  I am not sure how long it is free for, but I recommend getting it!  It is in the kindle format.

G. W. Septimus Piesse was a perfumer who lived from 1820 to 1882.  In the 1850s he wrote a perfume book called "The Art of Perfumery And Methods Of Obtaining The Odors Of Plants".  Piesse believed that scents were linked to sounds and he assigned a musical note to scents.  For example he considered the scent of rose to be a C.  It is an interesting read because the book contains many recipes for perfumes and scents for products; an interesting look into the historic past of perfume and scent making!

So if you love learning about the history of perfumery, I recommend downloading this book.  Many natural perfumers still refer to his concept of scents as music notes!  It is a must read for all that are interested in the art of perfumery. :)

Project Glutenburg has his book on their website too so if the amazon link doesn't work anymore, then try their website (they have many different formats available).

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