Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Pre-Order Mandy Aftel's New Book Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent!

Press Release (Unaffiliated Links)

Be among the first to pre-order Mandy Aftel's latest compelling book here. If you are a lover of fine fragrances, then you simply cannot live without this new book from the creative genius that is Mandy Aftel.

An excerpt about Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent:

In Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent, through five major players in the epic of aroma, Mandy Aftel explores the profound connection between our sense of smell and the appetites that move us, give us pleasure, make us fully alive. Cinnamon, queen of the Spice Route, touches our hunger for the unknown, the exotic, the luxurious. Mint, homegrown the world over, speaks to our affinity for the native, the familiar, the authentic. Frankincense, an aromatic resin, taps into our longing for transcendence, while ambergris embodies our unquenchable curiosity. And exquisite jasmine exemplifies our yearning for beauty, both evanescent and enduring.

About Mandy Aftel:

Mandy Aftel is widely acclaimed as a trailblazer in natural perfumery. Over two decades of sourcing the finest aromatic ingredients from all over the world and creating artisanal fragrances, she has been an evangelist for the transformative power of scent. In addition to providing a riveting initiation into the history, natural history, and philosophy of scent, Fragrant imparts the essentials of scent literacy and includes recipes for easy-to-make fragrances and edible, drinkable, and useful concoctions that reveal the imaginative possibilities of creating with -- and reveling in -- aroma. Vintage line drawings grace a volume that will be a treasured gift as well as a great read. 

Mandy has even created The Fragrant Companion Kit so that you can, “'smell along' as you read about Fragrant’s main characters – cinnamon, mint, frankincense, ambergris, and jasmine. The cinnamon and mint are not for wearing, but can be used in food - use a drop or two to flavor tea, whipped cream, olive oil, or vinegar. The frankincense, ambergris, and jasmine can be worn directly on your skin - you can layer them on top of each other to create your own perfume."

Unquestionably a must-have and must-read!


  1. Heartfelt thanks for your wonderful post Lola - I really appreciate your support!
    xo Mandy

    1. Absolutely my pleasure, Mandy! Any words written by you need to be read far and wide! xoxo, Helen

  2. oooooh, as one experienced in the art of aromatherapy myself, i have to say this sounds like a winner!

    1. Oh, then you will love Mandy's books. In addition to being a gifted perfumer-- she is also a very gifted writer!


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