The Secret of Chanel No. 5: The Intimate History of the World's Most Famous Perfume
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Tilar J. Mazzeo
- Publish Date: 2011-09-06
âWho knew that such a tiny bottle housed so many secrets?â âMichael Tonello, author of Bringing Home the Birkin
Tilar J. Mazzeo, author of the New York Times bestseller The Widow Clicquot (an Amazon Best of the Month book in October 2008) returns with a captivating history of the worldâs most famous, seductive, and popular perfume: Chanel No. 5. Mazzeoâs sweeping story of the iconic scent (known as âle monstreâ in the fragrance industry) stretches from Coco Chanelâs early success to the rise of the seminal fragrance during the 1950s to the confirmation of its bestseller status in todayâs crowded perfume market.
âHere is the life of one of the 20th centuryâs most interesting and deeply complicated women, a fascinating cultural history, and the story of an extraordinary perfume.â âChandler Burr, New York Times scent critic and author of The Perfect Scent