The Little Book of Perfumes: The Hundred Classics

In 2008, olfactory scientist Luca Turin and perfume collector/blogger Tania Sanchez collaborated on the sprawling Perfumes: The Guide, wisely and wittily parsing some 1,200 fragrances. Here, the sharp-nosed duo boils their encyclopedic offering down to 100 essential scents, updating the original reviews in a trim, take-along, "best of" volume that's nothing to sniff at.

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