The Perfume Collector: A Novel
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Kathleen Tessaro
- Publish Date: 2013-05-14
A remarkable novel about secrets, desire, memory, passion, and possibility.
Newlywed Grace Monroe doesnât fit anyoneâs expectations of a successful 1950s London socialite, least of all her own. When she receives an unexpected inheritance from a complete stranger, Madame Eva dâOrsey, Grace is drawn to uncover the identity of her mysterious benefactor.
Weaving through the decades, from 1920s New York to Monte Carlo, Paris, and London, the story Grace uncovers is that of an extraordinary women who inspired one of Parisâs greatest perfumers. Immortalized in three evocative perfumes, Eva dâOrseyâs history will transform Graceâs life forever, forcing her to choose between the woman she is expected to be and the person she really is.
The Perfume Collector explores the complex and obsessive love between muse and artist, and the tremendous power of memory and scent.