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How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits
By Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret, and Sophie Mas
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (Sept. 2, 2014)
List Price: $25.00
From four stunning and accomplished French women -- at last -- a fresh and spirited take on what it really means to be a Parisienne: how they dress, entertain, have fun and attempt to behave themselves.

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The Diary of a Nose: A Year in the Life of a Parfumeur
By Jean-Claude Ellena
Rizzoli Ex Libris (Jan. 22, 2013)
List Price: $24.95
On The Nose: Hermes perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena muses on the world of scent and where he finds inspiration for the fragrances he creates.

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Stars in Dior: From Screen to Streets
By Jerome Hanover
Rizzoli (Sept. 4, 2012)
List Price: $65.00
Stars in Dior: Film buff - Delve into the ongoing love affair between Christian Dior and leading ladies on-screen and off in this new book.

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Perfumes: The A-Z Guide
By Luca Turin and Tania Sanches
Penguin Books (Oct. 27, 2009)
List Price: $20.00
Perfume: The A-Z Guide: Lifelong perfume fanatics Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez exalt, wisecrack, and scold through their reviews with passion, eloquence, and erudition, making this book a must-have for anyone looking for a brilliant fragrances.
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Perfume: The Alchemy of Scent
By Jean-Claude Ellena
Arcade Publishing (Nov. 15, 2011)
List Price: $22.95
Perfume: The Alchemy of Scent: The exclusive in-house perfumer to Hermes reveals for the first time the secrets behind the art and business of creating perfume.
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The Little Book of Perfumes: The Hundred Classics
By Tania Sanchez
Viking Adult (Oct. 27, 2011)
List Price: $22.95
The Little Book of Perfumes: The Hundred Classics: The quintessential guide to the one hundred most glorious perfumes in the world.
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The Scent of Desire: Discovering Our Enigmatic Sense of Smell
By Rachel Herz, PhD
Harper Perennial (Oct. 14, 2008)
List Price: $13.95
It sounds far fetched that what you spritz on your neck or wrist can have such a powerful effect on your love life, but a study by Rachel Herz, PhD, author of The Scent of Desire has shown that how you smell is second only to appearance when it comes to attracting a potential mate.
See article: "Bewitch Him with Scent." Cosmopolitan Dec. 2011.

Chanel: The Vocabulary of Style
By Jerome Gautier
Yale University Press (Nov. 29, 2011)
List Price: $100
Chanel: The Vocabulary of Style: Three hundred and four pages of Coco-style eye candy. (Conner, Katie L. "Editors' Picks." Marie Claire Nov. 2011:44)
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GUCCI: The Making Of
Editor Frida Giannini
Rizzoli (Nov. 1, 2011)
List Price: $85
So much more than a picture book: Gucci: The Making Of commemorates the recently opened Gucci Museum in Florence and celebrates the legendary Italian design house's 90 years of driving women--and men--wild. ("Reading List." Marie Claire Nov. 2011:84)
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