Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Perfume Collector

From the moment I picked up the Perfume Collector, I knew it was the book for me. 
How could such a beautiful cover contain a story anything less than beautiful? 
Luckily, my senses were right and it was a truly delightful book!

Set in the 1920s, the main character, Grace, is a British socialite stuck in a failing marriage and unfulfilled life, until she one day receives a wealthy inheritance from a mysterious French benefactor (Eva d’Orsey) whom she has never met before. Grace’s conscience leaves her uneasy accepting the money, so she travels to Paris to find out whom this mysterious woman was and why she is the heir to her wealthy fortune. The book alternates between Grace in the present and Eva in the past, and uncovers the special link between the two characters. By looking into Eva’s past, Grace is forced to start thinking about her individual future and happiness. 

Eva’s secret past as a perfume creator and collector also makes this book especially intriguing. 

A fan of collecting perfumes myself, it was fascinating to learn about the delicate art that goes 
into a perfume. Full of love, adventure, and mystery, the Perfume Collector is a whimsical read any woman is bound to enjoy.
It certainly lives up to its cover!


  1. I haven't heard of it before!

    1. It's such a fun read! Hope you'll get a chance to read it sometime! :)
      xo Tia


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