In the tradition of Susan Orlean's The Orchid Thief and James Gleick's Genius, The Emperor of Scent tells the story of Luca Turin, an utterly unusual, stubborn scientist, his otherworldly gift for perfume, his brilliant, quixotic theory of how we smell, and his struggle to set before the world the secret of the most enigmatic of our senses.
|Publication date:||4th March 2004|
|Publisher:||Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone|
Biography: science, technology and medicine
History of science
Cosmetics, hair and beauty
Dyestuffs, pigments and paint technology