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Monday, June 24, 2013

Free Perfume Book Giveaway: Coming to my Senses

"Alyssa Harad’s affair with scent begins in secret, late at night, by the glow of her computer screen when she stumbles on a blog devoted to perfume. Candid, elegant, and full of lush description and humor, COMING TO MY SENSES takes readers from a private museum of rare essences in Austin, Texas, to the glamorous fragrance showrooms of Manhattan, and finally to a homecoming in Boise, Idaho, to prepare for Harad’s wedding." She's one of us, guys, need I say more?


Thanks to the kind provision of the publisher, I have three paperback copies for USA residents for the picking. Please leave a comment to be eligible. Draw remains open till Wednesday midnight and winners will be announced on Thursday.

32 comments:

  1. I have been searching for a good perfume book to read. Sounds interesting!

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  2. I have wanted to read this for ages! Thanks for hosting the giveaway (I'm in the US).

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  3. Already a Bertrand Duchaufour fan, I just finished reading The Perfume Lover: A Personal History of Scent by Denyse Beaulieu. I was also enthralled some years ago by Chandler Burr's The Emperor of Scent. Can't wait to read Harad's story!

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  4. Reading & perfume-two of my favorite things.

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  5. Good books on perfumes are so rare, so kudos!

    cacio

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  6. Fun .. Thank you.

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  7. Anonymous03:13

    Another perfume book! There can't be too many.

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  8. LynneInOjai03:47

    I have loved reading Perfume Shrine for several years, and I would also love reading this book!

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  9. Hi, book sounds fab! I've recently studied perfumery and am now based in countryside nsw australia developing some fragrances. It's quite challenging and isolated and books like this unavailable. I sure would love to be in the runnings to win a copy as the inspiration would be fab!! (I have my fingers and toes crossed!!)

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  10. I've had my eye on this book since I heard about it. I'd love to win it but even if I don't, I will buy it. Can't wait.

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  11. I've been waiting for the paperback and it is finally here! I appreciate the hardcover, but didn't want to lug it around as I read on the train to and from work.

    Thank you for the draw!

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  12. I just recently became aware of the world of scents. Now I'm hooked. Thank you for making this giveaway possible! I love Perfume Shrine!

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  13. Hello! I`m a journalist from Estonia and a big fan of Perfume Shrine. Thank you for making this giveaway :) Best, Stella

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  14. Cherie09:37

    Oooh, promising! Thanks for the chance!

    --Cherie

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  15. Sounds like my sort of book there Helg!

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  16. "When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes" - Erasmus

    "When I have a little money, I buy books or perfume; and if any is left I buy food and clothes."
    Amy Michelle Barry

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  17. Looks entertaining and well written. I relate to the idea of 'coming out' about a secret perfume obsession! I found it interesting to discover how many women feel emotional about perfume. I love it when friends come round and we have a sniffing session.

    All these new books about perfume! I've heard there's a new book by (or about?) Frederick Malle, also one by Jean Claude Ellena

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  18. Lennylu14:27

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  19. ooooh, yes please enter me! two of my loves in one happy package: reading & perfumery...

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  20. This was a good book.
    And she IS one of us !

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  21. It's always an honor and pleasure to be invited to share one's personal discovery through scent . I would love to read of her fragrance about her journey.

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  22. Mary K19:36

    It would really be great to have a copy of this book! I enjoy reading all things perfume related. Thank you for this drawing.

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  23. Maureen20:47

    I read "Damage Control" by Denise Hamilton and loved it...I would probably never even heard of it if I had not read the perfume blogs that recommended it. I would love to read this bookon your recommendation. Thanks for the drawing.

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  24. I've been wanting to read this forever! Thanks for the draw :)

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  25. Mary P.02:22

    I saw this and have it on my list, looks really interesting. Thanks!

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  26. Renails03:34

    Would love to read this memoir. Have always loved AH's posts. I'm in the US, natch.

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  27. A second try from the swedish perfume nørd...

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  28. Scent is the most difficult sense to write about--but such a pleasure to read about!

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  29. What a great giveaway! I know I'm too late but just wanted to leave a comment anyway. I love reading perfume books.

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  30. Thanks everyone, winners to be announced shortly (check back later), sorry for the delay.

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  31. Deborah23:13

    I have been reading a lot about perfumes on the computer for a couple of years. It would be so nice to have a good perfume book to read. The cover is lovely!!

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