I’ve been fascinated with lost fragrances since long before I started writing The Book of Lost Fragrances… since I found a bottle of perfume on my great grandmother’s dresser that had belonged to her mother in Russia. Here is one of those lost fragrances that stirs the senses and the imagination… (reasearched and described with the help of the perfume writer Dimitrios Dimitriadis)
SAUZÉ FRÈRES – EAU DE LAVANDE CRISTAL QUINTESSENCE
In perfumery, notes of citrus and lavender typify traditional eaux, however this long-lost splash by French brothers Sauzé is an atypical rendering of a classic cologne.
Eau de Lavande Cristal veers away from the expected and instead startles and surprises with warm hesperidic notes that are distinctly mediterranean in style. Lemon and lavender play a starring role, but a bouquet of stirring herbaceous notes, aleppo pine and dry mosses make for a fragrance which has a “summer in the Mediterranean” appeal. Perhaps one of the best in its category, Eau de Lavande Cristal is a little-known and incredibly rare scent that regrettably, has not withstood the ages.
M.J. Rose is the international best-selling author of eleven novels and two non-fiction books on marketing. Her next novel THE BOOK OF LOST FRAGRANCES (Atria/S&S) will be published in March 2012. Her fiction and non-fiction has appeared in many magazines and reviews including Oprah Magazine. She has been featured in the New York Times, Newsweek, Time, USA Today and on the Today Show, and NPR radio. Rose graduated from Syracuse University, spent the ’80s in advertising, has a commercial in the Museum of Modern Art in NYC and since 2005 has run the first marketing company for authors – Authorbuzz.com. The television series PAST LIFE, was based on Rose’s novels in the Renincarnationist series. She is one of the founding board members of International Thriller Writers and runs the blog- Buzz, Balls & Hype. She is also the co-founder of Peroozal.com and BookTrib.com.
Rose lives in CT with her husband the musician and composer, Doug Scofield, and their very spoiled and often photographed dog, Winka.
Continue following M.J. on her virtual book tour around the web to learn about other “lost fragrances.” A full listing of all tour spots is here. You can also follow on Twitter by searching the hashtag: #LostFragrancesVirtualBookTour