Design journalist Claire Bingham (Elle Decoration,Vogue Living, Architectural Digest) presents a nosedive into the world of perfume, through people (perfumers, founders etc), places (boutiques, hotels, laboratories, institutes etc) and the iconic creations that embody contemporary perfumery.
From Barnabé Fillon to Lyn Harris, from Jean-Claude Ellena to Filippo Sorcinelli, from Osmothèque to Fragonard, from IFF-LMR to Naomi Goodsir, this luxurious coffee table book in three languages (English, French and German) brings to get her interviews, various portraits, flacons and mises en scène to create a cosmopolitan, aesthetic and modern take on perfume through the eyes of those who produce it. While some of the selections may seem unusual, they illustrate the diversity and richness of the industry today.
A Scented World, the Magic of Fragrances, Claire Bingham, teNeues, 2018, 224 pages, €50
This review has been published in Nez, the olfactory magazine – #07 – The animal sense. This issue is available on www.nez-editions.us for North America and on the Auparfum Ship for other countries.