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The Scent Trail By C Lyttelton

The Scent Trail by C Lyttelton

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Summary

When Celia Lyttelton visited a perfumers, she realized a long-held ambition - to have a scent created for her. And so began a journey of the senses that took her from Grasse to Morocco; and other places. Here the author presents a landscape of sights, sounds and aromas as she recalls the people and places she encountered on her trail.

The Scent Trail Summary

The Scent Trail by C Lyttelton

When Celia Lyttelton visited a bespoke perfumers, she realized a long-held ambition: to have a scent created solely for her. Entering this heady, exotic world of oils and essences, she was transported from a leafy London square to a place of long-forgotten memories and sensory experiences. And once drawn into this world, she felt compelled to trace the origins, history and culture of the many ingredients that made up her unique perfume...And so began a magical journey of the senses that took Celia from Grasse, the cradle of perfume, to Morocco; from the rose-growing region of Isparta in Turkey, to the Tuscan hills where the iris grows wild. And after journeying to Sri Lanka, the home of the heavenly scented jasmine, Celia ventured to India, the Yemen and finally to the 'Island of Bliss', Socotra. Here she traced the rarest and most mysterious agent in perfumery, ambergris, which is found in the bellies of whales and is said to have powerful aphrodisiac qualities. From the peasants and farmers growing their own crops, and the traders who sell to the great perfume houses, to the 'noses' who create the scents and the marketing kings who rule this powerful billion-dollar industry, Celia Lyttelton paints a mystical, sensual landscape of sights, sounds and aromas as she recalls the extraordinary people and places she encountered on her unique "Scent Trail".

About C Lyttelton

Celia Lyttelton is an artist and journalist. She has written numerous articles for magazines such as Vogue, Tatler, Vanity Fair, World of Interiors, The Sunday Times and Harpers & Queen. Her career as a writer has enabled her to travel all over the world - and her experiences resulted in the idea behind The Scent Trail.

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GOR002267226
9780593051146
0593051149
The Scent Trail by C Lyttelton
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2007-07-02
336
N/A
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