Luca Turin & Tania Sanchez

The A–Z Guide



The paperback adds to the original hardcover content

  1. Nearly 450 new perfume reviews

  2. Several classic fragrances revisited

  3. New index by brand

  4. Five-star fragrances highlighted

  5. Price indications

  6. New Top Ten lists

  7. More FAQs

  8. Easier-to-carry size format

New FAQs include

  1. How do you choose which perfumes to review?

  2. Why don’t you review discontinued fragrances?

  3. Why aren’t fragrances marked as feminine or masculine?

  4. What is a chypre?

  5. How are the reviews done? Which concentration? Are they blind tests?

  6. A new bottle of my old perfume doesn’t smell the way I remember. Why?

  7. How can some retailers offer fragrances so cheap? Are they authentic?

  8. How can I stop myself from buying so much perfume while I’m reading this book?

  9. A sales associate told me a perfume you reviewed was discontinued or never existed. What is going on?

New Top Ten lists add picks for

  1. Citrus

  2. Fougères

  3. Leathers

  4. Bang for the buck

  5. Big ticket splurges

  6. Strange fragrances

We’ve added fragrances from

  1. Comme des Garçons, Histoires de Parfums, Paco Rabanne, Nasomatto, Givenchy, Giorgio Armani, Acqua di Parma, Profumum, L’Artisan Parfumeur, Harvey Prince, Agent Provocateur, Nina Ricci, Alessandro dell’Acqua, Chanel, Bobbi Brown, Amanda Lepore, Philosophy, Ambra di Venezia, Grès, Annick Goutal, Balmain, Guerlain, Olivier Durbano, Parfums Delrae, Bond No. 9, Linari, Anné Pliska, Parfumerie Générale, Montale, Bulgari, Aramis, By Mark Buxton, Penhaligon’s, Aveda, Parfum d’Empire, Azzaro, Boucheron, Hugo Boss, Eau d’Italie, Rimmel, Beckham, Donna Karan, Fragonard, Etat Libre d’Orange, Bill Blass, Tom Ford, Frédéric Malle, Avon, B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful, Brooks Brothers, Burberry, Canali, Frapin, Heeley, Parfums de Nicolaï, Parfums 06130, Byredo, Chloé, Parfums MDCI, Davidoff, Solange, Keiko Mecheri, Armani Privé, Profumo di Firenze, Parfums d’Orsay, Jo Malone, David Yurman, Jennifer Lopez, Emporio Armani, Dior, Les Néréides, Dunhill, Hermès, Aesop, Diptyque, Cinq Mondes, Lubin, Serge Lutens, Ellie D, United Colors of Benetton, Roja Dove, Escentric Molecules, Roméa d’Améor, Porsche Design, Divine, Calvin Klein, Paris Hilton, Jessica Simpson, Salvatore Ferragamo, Van Cleef & Arpels, Cynthia Rowley, Kenzo, Ego Facto, Origins, Diesel, Giorgio Beverly Hills, Moschino, Gucci, Guess by Marciano, Clinique, Tommy Hilfiger, Molinard, Amouage, Lancôme, Tauer Perfumes, Prada, Michael Kors, Salvador Dalì, Jasper Conran, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Knize, Juliette Has a Gun, Lalique, Vera Wang, Ralph Lauren, Creed, La Via del Profumo, Lisa Hoffman, LesNez, Benefit, La Prairie, Monyette Paris, Narciso Rodriguez, Christian Lacroix, Le Labo, By Kilian, Estée Lauder, Cartier, Indult, Jil Sander, Kylie Minogue, Shalini, DSquared, Hors la Monde, Six Scents, Loewe, Ungaro, Sean John, Jo Wood Organics, Kate Moss, Versace, Juicy Couture, Boudicca, Ormonde Jayne