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Seduction in a bottle

— December 2014

Article read level: Art lover

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L'Air du Temps bottle by Marc Lalique © Roja Dove and Black Dog Publishing

Perfume bottles are designed to suggest opulence and luxury – a new book charts their history and that of the expensive liquids they contain

The Essence of Perfume by Roja Dove


This book would make an excellent Christmas present. All women love perfume and this title sets out thegripping story of scent laid bare: a fascinating journey from Ancient Egypt to the present day. It details the great classics, the makers who brought them to life, and the designers who gave them shape by creating their signature bottles. In size it is for the coffee table, but that is...

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