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Fragrant Cover

 Chosen in 7 Best Books for Fall

Vogue "Aftel opens another portal into her olfactory domain, with the launch of her latest book, Fragrant - it weaves together a powerful history of the senses."

Vanity Fair "Seductive Fragrant plumbs the power of ancient and exotic smells to ignite desire, discovery, & transcendence."

ELLE "From astonishing, almost mythic accounts of the ancient spice trade to easy-to-follow formulas that will allow readers to try their own hand at perfumery, Fragrant is a lush must-read for all lovers of perfume."

Huffingron Post"Artisan perfumer Mandy Aftel is a fragrance tour guide, guiding you on a scent journey through history, filled with cultural touchstones and alchemy."

Bookforum "Reading her book makes a person wearing perfume feel connected to every human in every era who has ever done so."

Publishers Weekly"In this sensuous and profound exploration of the history, science, and art of perfume, expert perfumer Aftel seduces readers with a sensualism that only intensifies as her stories unfold."



Mandy's Upcoming Appearances

Oct 29, 7:00 pm, A Great Good Place for Books, Oakland
Nov 5, 7:00 pm, with Daniel Patterson at the Jewish Community Center, San Francisco
                  (click here to purchase tickets)    (click here for link to live stream at 7pm PST on Nov. 5)
Nov 7, 11:00 am, Towne Center Books, Pleasanton
Nov 8, 12:30 pm, Book Passage - Ferry Building, San Francisco
Nov 14, 6:30 pm, Gallery Bookshop, Mendocino

NPR Radio Show: "In her new book Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent noted perfumer Mandy Aftel follows her nose to odd corners of the globe - and into near-forgotten chapters of history - to explore the world's 'rock-star scents'." [click for show]

Fragrant Review: "Her writing is evocative and, just like her subject matter, also subjective and emotional. The book is sprinkled with myths and legends among the historical accounts that make this literary journey into the world of fragrance so enjoyable." [click for article]

Video Review of Fragrant: "Five out of five. A stunning, amazing, timeless book for everyone. So if you don't already have it, go out and buy it." [click for video]

Fragrant: The Companion Kit
Get the kit to go with the book!

Foster Huffington Post
Read this article on the Huffington Post!! I wrote about how I met the love of my life, Foster! [click for article]

Save the Date
Our Annual Holiday Sale & Party: December 5, 6, & 7

It is the one time of year that we are open to the public, so save the date and come visit us at our studio in Berkeley!

Mandy, Foster, Lauralyn, & Devon


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