Author(s): Mandy Aftel
Mandy Aftel is widely acclaimed as a trailblazer in natural perfumery. Over two decades of sourcing the finest aromatic ingredients from all over the world and creating artisanal fragrances, she has been an evangelist for the transformative power of scent. In Fragrant, through five major players in the epic of aroma, she explores the profound connection between our sense of smell and the appetites that move us, give us pleasure, make us fully alive. She imparts the essentials of scent literacy and includes recipes for easy-to-make fragrances and edible and useful concotions.
Mandy Aftel is an internationally known artisan perfumer and the author of six previous books, including "Essence and Alchemy: A Natural History of Perfume. " Her work has been featured in "The New York Times," "Vanity Fair," "Vogue," "O, The Oprah Magazine," "Elle," "In Style," "W," and "Bon Appetit," among many other publications. Aftel lives in Berkeley, California.