This book is a comprehensive, encyclopaedic reference covering all aspects of perfumery, past and present. Entries include descriptions of essential oils from plants used in perfumery from ancient times to the present day, showing botanical identity, where they come from, how they are used, their history and folklore, and examples of perfumes in which they are constituents, with similar descriptions of animal ingredients, and the principal chemical and synthetic materials now employed.
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Skilfully blends whimsy with chemistry, with a fair sprinkling of social and scientific history - Nature; An invaluable companion, and it is certainly an interesting and helpful reference book - Esprit; The book has something for everybody, and that should ensure its success. - Cosmetic World News; This versatile title offers something to the chemisty students, fashion fanatics, historians, and even biologists. It's a fascinating encyclopaedia... - School Library Journal; A most useful book . . . has been released and gives hundreds of fascinating details about the world and the art of perfumery . . . There are entries describing the origin, use and folklore of plants providing essential oils from ancient times to the present day. There are notes on the history of perfumery and brief biographies of some of the great noses and bottle designers, in addition to profiles of the leading manufacturers and perfume houses . . . The different perfume types and families are described, as are hints given on how to choose, use and keep a perfume. An appenidx lists over 1,200 modern fragrances |o Beauty Fashion |d September 1992
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Descrizione libro Springer, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110412463202
Descrizione libro Springer, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1. This item is printed on demand. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0412463202