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“The Perfume Collector is a crackling, beautifully paced story that weaves the world of fragrance into the
lives of two vibrant women in a way few have experienced. Inhale deeply--a new way of telling a story of the heart.”
(Kate Alcott, author of The Dressmaker)
“Fragrance, fashion, and a puzzling bequest lead a 1950s British socialite into a whirl of Parisian intrigue in Kathleen
Tessaro’s The Perfume Collector.” (Good Housekeeping)
“A colorful, stimulating journey through time.” (Kirkus)
“A bewitching, compelling novel, full of dark desires, long-buried secrets, revisited memories, and new opportunities.”
“Dazzles the senses.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Beautiful imagery and prose are the strong points of this seductive story that paints the most bewitching picture
imaginable of perfume creation and the muses who inspire it. The themes are brilliant . . . and likely to leave readers
feeling awestruck by the end of this classy and unforgettable novel.” (Romantic Times)
“A mesmerising novel of passion and scent.” (Woman and Home (UK))
“This evocative novel spins you back a few decades to the 20s and 50s where a young bride suppresses her intellect to be
the trophy wife her husband desires. She is devasted when he is unfaithful but could it be the making of her?” (Glamour
“Through vivid descriptions, lively mishaps and devastating details, Tessaro serves up a witty, original, fast-moving
debut.” (USA Today on Elegance)
“Witty…proves that confidence never goes out of fashion.” (Glamour on Elegance)
From the Back Cover
London, 1955: Grace Monroe is a fortunate young woman. Despite her sheltered upbringing in Oxford, her recent marriage
has thrust her into the heart of London's most refined and ambitious social circles. However, playing the role of the
sophisticated socialite her husband would like her to be doesn't come easily to her—and perhaps never will.
Then one evening a letter arrives from France that will change everything. Grace has received an inheritance from a
mysterious benefactor, Eva d'Orsey, whom she's never met.
So begins a search that takes Grace to a long-abandoned perfume shop on Paris's Left Bank, where she discovers the
seductive world of perfumers and their muses, and a surprising love story. Told by invoking the three distinctive
perfumes she inspired, Eva d'Orsey's story weaves through the decades, from 1920s New York to Monte Carlo, Paris, and
But these three perfumes hold secrets. And as Eva's past and Grace's future intersect, Grace must choose between the
life she thinks she should live and the person she is truly meant to be.
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