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.
Essence and Alchemy
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...