The Perfume Companion is a beautifully illustrated compendium of close to 500 recommended scents, designed to help you pick out your next favourite fragrance.
Perfumes have the power to make us feel fabulous, remind us of treasured memories and to help us through the trials of daily life. But with so many out there, how do you choose something new? When the scents in the perfume shop are merging into one aromatic haze, how do you remain focused? And if your favourite scent goes out of stock, how do you replace it? The Perfume Companion is here to help. Sarah McCartney and Samantha Scriven deliver a host of scents for you to try – including bargain finds and luxury treasures, iconic stalwarts and indie newcomers, the masculine and the feminine.
With insider information about how perfumes are really made, discover hundreds of new fragrances and find the scents to share your own memories with. This is the perfect companion for your scented adventures.
Sarah McCartney is the founder and perfumer at 4160Tuesdays, an independent perfumery in west London. For fourteen years, she wrote for the Lush Times, the in-house newspaper at Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics. In 2010 she wrote a novel, The Scent of Possibility, then started to make the fragrances she’d described in her book. Sarah’s fragrances have been nominated for three Fragrance Foundation Awards, and she has won the Eau MG Readers Award for Best Indie Fragrance House, and Best Indie Fragrance.
Samantha Scriven is a freelance writer and copywriter, and founder of the popular perfume blog I Scent You a Day, where she has reviewing perfumes since 2013. She was a finalist in the Fragrance Foundation UK Jasmine Awards for two years running.