The Secret of Chanel No. 5 : The Intimate History of the World's Most Famous Perfume
Who knew that such a tiny bottle housed so many secrets?Michael Tonello, author ofBringing Home the Birkin
Tilar J. Mazzeo, author of the New York Times bestseller The Widow Clicquot (an Amazon Best of the Month book in October 2008) returns with a captivating history of the worlds most famous, seductive, and popular perfume: Chanel No. 5. Mazzeos sweeping story of the iconic scent (known as le monstre in the fragrance industry) stretches from Coco Chanels early success to the rise of the seminal fragrance during the 1950s to the confirmation of its bestseller status in todays crowded perfume market.
Here is the life of one of the 20th centurys most interesting and deeply complicated women, a fascinating cultural history, and the story of an extraordinary perfume.Chandler Burr,New York Times scent critic and author of The Perfect Scent
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