Monday, May 27, 2019

Five books on the most underrated of literary senses: scents

Erica Bauermeister is the bestselling author of four novels including The School of Essential Ingredients, Joy for Beginners, The Lost Art of Mixing, and The Scent Keeper.

At LitHub Bauermeister tagged five books on the most underrated of literary senses: scents. One title on the list:
M. J. Rose, The Book of Lost Fragrances

A missing brother, a dead body, a mysterious and powerful perfume from Cleopatra’s time, the possibility of past lives—there’s plenty to keep the reader turning the pages here. Jac L’Etoile has left the family perfume business behind, but when her brother calls her with a startling discovery—and then disappears before explaining what it is—she goes to Paris to investigate. Fragrances in the “fresh” category sometimes feel like a series of magnificent fireworks. So does this book.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue