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Coming to My Senses : A Story of Perfume, Pleasure, and an Unlikely Bride
by Alyssa Harad

Overview - Honest and beautifully written--a nuanced exploration of femininity and pleasure through the enchanting world of fragrance Alyssa Harad's affair with scent begins in secret, late at night, by the glow of her computer screen when she stumbles on a blog devoted to perfume.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Honest and beautifully written--a nuanced exploration of femininity and pleasure through the enchanting world of fragrance Alyssa Harad's affair with scent begins in secret, late at night, by the glow of her computer screen when she stumbles on a blog devoted to perfume. Bookish and practical, and a stranger to beauty counters, she is surprised to find herself lured into a sensual underworld of quirky characters that changes her mind about much more than perfume. Candid, elegant, and full of lush description and humor, "Coming to My Senses" takes readers from a private museum of rare essences in Austin, Texas, to the glamorous fragrance showrooms of Manhattan, and finally to a homecoming in Boise, Idaho, to prepare for Harad's wedding. This deeply personal story reveals the intimate connections between scent, our senses, and the people we are and want to become.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780143123385
  • ISBN-10: 0143123386
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: June 2013
  • Page Count: 260
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP


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