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Friday, April 6, 2012

Guest Post - M.J. Rose, author of "The Book of Lost Fragrances"

Today, author M.J. Rose stops by to talk about how she was influenced by different fragrances as she researched for her new book, "The Book of Lost Fragrances."

M.J. Rose: I've been fas­ci­nated with lost fra­grances since long before I started writ­ing The Book of Lost Fra­grances… since I found a bot­tle of per­fume on my great grandmother's dresser that had belonged to her mother in Rus­sia. Here is one of those lost fra­grances that stirs the senses and the imag­i­na­tion… (researched and described with the help of the per­fume writer Dim­itrios Dimitriadis)

Guerlain - Rue De La Paix

Perhaps best known for its jewellers, perfumers, milliners and couturiers, Rue de la Paix has always existed as a superlative shopping promendade for Paris' well-heeled. In 1908 Jacques Guerlain borrowed the name when creating a perfume which embodied the feeling of this sophisticated shopping boulevard.

A citrus/amber blend with green accents and shimmering aldehydes, Rue de la Paix was a scent considered by many to exude an air of majesty and refinement. But, just as the street itself has seen many comings and goings over the decades, this perfume too has long since disappeared.

For information on M.J. Rose's book, "The Book of Lost Fragrances," and my review - click on this link:  http://sharonsgardenofbookreviews.blogspot.com/2012/04/book-review-book-of-lost-fragrances-by.html

My thanks to Amy Bruno of HF Virtual Tours for including me on this blog tour.  To see other blogs participating - Link to tour schedule: http://hfvirtualbooktours.blogspot.com/2012/02/mj-rose-on-tour-for-book-of-lost.html

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