Today I welcome M.J. Rose to Teresa’s Reading Corner. Her most recent work, The Book of Lost Fragrances is releasing March 13, 2012 by Atria Publishing. She visits today as part of her virtual tour hosted by Historical Fiction Book Tours.
M.J. Rose: I’ve been fascinated with lost fragrances since long before I started writing The Book of Lost Fragrances… since I found a bottle of perfume on my great grandmother’s dresser that had belonged to her mother in Russia. Here is one of those lost fragrances that stirs the senses and the imagination… (reasearched and described with the help of the perfume writer Dimitrios Dimitriadis)
CHÉRIGAN – FLEURS DE TABACAt the height of the Art Deco age, Parfums Chérigan launched Fleurs de Tabac in 1929.Fleurs de Tabac has a brisk citrus opening over a dry, smokey vetiver heart which is imbued with tiny star-shaped jasmine blooms and sheets of pungent cured tobacco leaf. Finally, a rich amber/vanilla base and sensual muskiness reveals itself and trails off well into the drydown. A wonderful example of the European predilection towards tobacco-inspired scents in the 20′s and 30′s, and one that is sadly now lost to time.
M.J. thank you so much for stopping by and sharing this fragrance with us. It sounds lovely! Look for more on The Book of Lost Fragrances soon.
You can also chat with the author Live at BookTrib.com on March 6th. See the invite below.
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