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Jul 26, 2016
| ISBN 9781101989760
Jul 26, 2016
| ISBN 9781101989777
Jul 26, 2016
| 864 Minutes
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Jul 26, 2016 | ISBN 9781101989760
Jul 26, 2016 | ISBN 9781101989777
Jul 26, 2016 | ISBN 9780451483812
Scents evoke the memories that linger in our minds and our hearts in this evocative, romantic, international bestselling novel. “Remember Elena, perfume is the truth. The only thing that really counts. Perfume never lies, perfume is what we are, it’s our true essence.” Elena Rossini has a rare gift: She has the ability to decipher the ingredients of a perfume from its scent alone. Passed down through generations of her family, Elena’s ability delights as easily as it overwhelms, especially when she catches a scent in the air that evokes painful memories of her mother. For so long, Elena has avoided the world that was her past. But when a betrayal destroys her dreams for the future, her best friend lures her from Florence to Paris. There, Elena finds that when she is wrapped in the essences of flowers, herbs, and spices, she doesn’t feel quite so alone. Once again immersed in the ancient craft of perfumery, Elena searches for a celebrated family recipe that no perfumer has been able to replicate. And as she opens herself up to secret scents and distant memories, Elena discovers the very essence of the woman she could become…
From Florence to Paris, a scent like no other can take you unexpected places . . .
Ten-year-old Elena lives in Florence with her cold and distant perfumier grandmother. Only when enveloped in aromas does Elena feel at home, and she has nurtured a unique gift: the ability to decipher the ingredients of a perfume, and experience the feelings it evokes.
Years later, Elena’s talent leads her to the cobbled streets of Paris. There she rediscovers an old, secret family perfume recipe that no other perfumier has been able to replicate.
As Elena begins to open her heart to new adventures she meets a man who is guarding his own secrets. From France’s sun-drenched lavender fields to the ancient heart of Italy, together they will follow a path of secret scents, distant memories and new hopes . . .
‘Sensuous, evocative, intriguing and emotional – and like all good perfumes it lingered long after. An absolute treat‘ Veronica Henry‘Evocative, atmospheric and engaging’ Daily Mail‘A beautiful and well-constructed tale’ Elle‘A stunning story’ Vanity Fair
In addition to devoting herself full time to writing, Cristina Caboni also works for the family beekeeping business, dealing with the care of queen bees, and also enjoys cultivating a variety of roses. The world of perfumes and natural essences… More about Cristina Caboni
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