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Perfumes: The A-Z Guide
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What the Nose Knows
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A cultural history of smell
The Emperor of Scent
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The Perfect Scent
An insider's look at the creation of two bestselling fragrances
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And here it is -- the final installment of my 5-part perfume collection series! Hmmm...that exclamation point signifies a tad more perkiness than I was actually able to muster in this, the last ten minutes of my hour-plus filibuster. That’s right, a solid 60-odd minutes of free-form fumey blah-blah. The perfume version of They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?. I think it tells you everything you need to know that by Part 5, my director-slash-husband had long since abandoned watching me on the monitor and was instead lying prostrate on the floor behind the camera, eyes shut. I’d like to imagine he was marveling at all I had to share with the world on the subject of fragrance. But I think he was concentrating on trying not to cough. Despite my valiant efforts to verbally archive my 60 bottle collection, I managed to leave one perfume out: Comme des Garçons Daphne. So it’s 61 bottles in all, which clears up that counting confusion I was experiencing in Part 1. I’m pretty relieved I don’t have 71 perfumes after all, because that would be crazy. Because 61’s so not...crazy. Uh.... Here are the fragrances discussed in this video: 1. Chanel No. 5 Eau Première 2. Etro Sandalo 3. Miller Harris Fleur Oriental 4. Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan 5. Aveda Yatra 6. Christian Dior Diorella 7. Estée Lauder Youth Dew Amber Nude 8. Clarins Eau Dynamisante Click on the fragrance names for more information. Smell along with Katie: Perfume Collection Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.