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THE BOOK OF LOST FRAGRANCES, by M. J. Rose

Beautifully described, finely detailed, a mesmerizing story of family passions and sexrets. Jac L'Etoile has been, since childhood, not quite sure of her mental underpinnings. A mercilessly contentious family life in the old family mansion in Paris, her mother's suicide in the family's perfume workshop, her father's ugly humor, all caused young Jac to wind up institutionalized. While her brother Robbie goes on to manage the family perfume business, Jac finds refuge in mythology and becomes a world authority. Click below for more...
Her profession doesn't prepare her for past-life regressions via perfume, Cleopatra's perfume containers, machinations involving the Dalai Lama and the Chinese government, and other people dedicated to securing ownership of the Egyptian Queen's perfume jar. Set largely in Paris, this could be partly a tour guide, so complete is some of the description. A 4.
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