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Books by: Mandy Aftel

  • The Time Machine: Bilingual Edition (English - French)
  • Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)
  • Le Magicien D'oz (French Edition)
  • The Likeness (Dublin Murder Squad, #2)
  • The Cat in the Hat in English and French (Beginner Books(R))
  • Les Desastreuses Aventures des Orphelins de Baudelaire : Tome 1: Tout Commence Mal (French edition of A Series of Unfortunate Events : Volume 1 : The Bad Beginning
  • Journal d'un degonfle, Tome 1 : Carnet de bord de Greg Heffley : Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Volume 1 (in French)
  • L o j'irai (Si je reste, #2)
  • Othello (French)
  • Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)
  • Madame Bovary (French Classics in French and English)
  • Peter Pan
  • Every Dark Corner (Romantic Suspense, #18; Cincinnati, #3)
  • Night of Miracles
  • The Misfortune of Marion Palm
  • Fast Women
  • The Cardboard Kingdom
  • Blind Kiss
  • First & Then
  • Hannah Waters And The Daughter Of Johann Sebastian Bach
  • The Sun Is Also a Star
  • Forget Me Not Volume 1
  • Unsheltered
  • The Leavers
  • Israel vs. Iran: The Shadow War
  • Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
  • Ants
  • A Land of Permanent Goodbyes

The Time Machine Bilingual Edition English French Lola and the Boy Next Door Anna and the French Kiss Le Magicien D oz French Edition The Likeness Dublin Murder Squad The Cat in the Hat in English and French Beginner Books R Les Desastreuses Aventures des Orphelins de Baudelaire Tome Tout Commence Mal French edition of A Series of Unfortunate Events Volume The Bad Beginning Journal d un degonfle Tome Carnet de bord de Greg Heffley Diary of a Wimpy Kid Volume in French L o j irai Si je reste Othello French Isla and the Happily Ever After Anna and the French Kiss Madame Bovary French Classics in French and English Peter Pan Every Dark Corner Romantic Suspense Cincinnati Night of Miracles The Misfortune of Marion Palm Fast Women The Cardboard Kingdom Blind Kiss First Then Hannah Waters And The Daughter Of Johann Sebastian Bach The Sun Is Also a Star Forget Me Not Volume Unsheltered The Leavers Israel vs Iran The Shadow War Frederick Douglass Prophet of Freedom Ants A Land of Permanent Goodbyes

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An artisan perfumer reveals a lost art and its mysterious sensual history br For centuries people have taken what seems to be an instinctive pleasure in rubbing scents into their skin Perfume has helped them to pray to heal and to make love And as long as there has been perfume there have been perfumers or rather the priests shamans and apothecaries who were their predecessors Yet in many ways perfumery is a lost art its creative and sensual possibilities eclipsed by the synthetic ingredients of which contemporary perfumes are composed which have none of the subtlety and complexity of essences derived from natural substances nor their lush histories Essence and Alchemy resurrects the social and metaphysical legacy that is entwined with the evolution of perfumery from the dramas of the spice trade to the quests of the alchemists to whom today s perfumers owe a philosophical as well as a practical debt Mandy Aftel tracks scent through the boudoir and the bath and into the sanctums of worship offering insights on the relationship of scent to sex solitude and the soul Along the way she imparts instruction in the art of perfume compositions complete with recipes guiding the reader in a process of transformation of materials that continues to follow the alchemical dictum solve et coagula dissolve and combine and is itself aesthetically and spiritually transforming br Essence and Alchemy: A Book of Perfume books by Mandy Aftel