The Secret of Chanel No. 5

The Secret of Chanel No. 5

The Intimate History of the World's Most Famous Perfume

Book - 2010 | 1st ed.
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"From Tilar Mazzeo, the author of the bestselling The Widow Clicquot, a captivating new book that shares her journey to discover the secret behind the creation, iconic status, and extraordinary success of Chanel No. 5, the world's most famous perfume"--
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780061791017
Branch Call Number: 338.7668554 MAZZE
Characteristics: xix, 281 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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KerrynH
Jan 25, 2013

In the same style as the author’s previous world 'The Widow Clicquot', Tilar Mazzeo has presented a thoughtful and very well researched book on the history of the Chanel No 5 perfume. The book includes the story behind the development of the fragrance, and the stories behind the people involved in that development, including 'Coco' Chanel. If you want the biography of 'Coco' Chanel, choose another book, as this one focuses on the fragrance and it's history.

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catslib
Jul 05, 2011

I wear Chanel perfumes so that's why I borrowed this book at all. Some interesting notes about Coco Chanel's life and technical details about how the perfume is actually made but you have to wade thru a lot of info to find them. It was a tedious book but I plodded thru it hoping it would get better. It didn't.

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