Coming to My Senses

Coming to My Senses

A Story of Perfume, Pleasure, and An Unlikely Bride

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"Alyssa Harad always considered herself practical, earnest, and bookish. She was a proud feminist, a Birkenstock wearer, and a religious recycler; the only interests in which she came anywhere near self-indulgence were food and cooking. Until she chanced upon a blog and read a new kind of review--not of a novel or a recipe but of a perfume. How frivolous and girly, she thought at first. And yet, months later, she noticed she had begun to heard vials of fragrance samples. Embarking on a journey that takes her from perfume galleries and private laboratories in her hometown of Austin, TX, to the glamorous perfume showrooms of NYC, Harad discovers a secret network of perfume-traders, scent sharers, botanists, and fragrance enthusiasts around the world. Through them she comes to reassess her ideas about femininity, passion, her own long-term relationship--and what her life is about"--
Publisher: New York : Viking Adult, 2012.
ISBN: 9780670023615
Branch Call Number: 305.42 Harad 06/2012
Characteristics: 261 p.,22 cm.


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May 01, 2013

This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. The subject is fascinating and the way Alyssa uses words to tell her story made me wish it would never end.

Jul 10, 2012

This reads like poetry...very evocative language and descriptions. I've always been a secret perfume I'm inspired to dig deeper and learn even more.


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