Pre-Order Offer From Local Fragrance Expert Mandy Aftel

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THE MUSEUM OF SCENT: Exploring the Curious & Wondrous World of Fragrance

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: the first 20 preorders will also receive a complimentary ticket to the Aftel Archive of Curious Scent —      a $25 value!

Mandy Aftel is the owner of Aftelier Perfumes and the Aftel Archive of Curious Scents in Berkeley, California. She has been hailed as one of the fragrance industry’s “most prolific talents” by Vogue and an “angel of alchemy” by Vanity Fair, and listed as one of the top seven bespoke perfumers in the world by Forbes. Her newest creation, The Museum of Scent, is a beautiful book, lushly illustrated with treasures from her museum’s collection, that invites readers to immerse themselves in the world of scent. She guides you through the different families of botanical fragrances (including flowers, woods, leaves and grasses, and resins), depicting each plant with a hand-colored antique woodcut and revealing its olfactory notes and lore. Special chapters are devoted to the most rare and precious fragrances—such as ambergris, formed of a rare secretion of the sperm whale—and to antique essential oil bottles, handwritten recipe books, and other evocative artifacts. Each copy also includes a bookmark, subtly scented with a natural essence.

The Museum of Scent will be published on October 31, 2023.  All preordered copies can be signed by Mandy, and if you are one of the first 20 readers to place an order, you'll also receive a complimentary ticket to her museum, the Aftel Archive of Curious Scents (1518-1/2 Walnut Street, open every Saturday) -

Click here for details about our offsite live event with Mandy Aftel, taking place on Sunday, November 5.