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Mandy Aftel

Mandy Aftel is the founder of Aftelier, through which she creates one-of-a-kind perfumes for individuals and private labels. She is also a counselor and the author of three previous books. She lives in Berkeley, California.

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Essence and Alchemy
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Essence and Alchemy

Mandy Aftel
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
North Point Press

An artisan perfumer reveals a lost art and its mysterious, sensual history.

For centuries, people have taken what seems to be an instinctive pleasure in rubbing scents into their skin. Perfume...

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