Thursday, April 5, 2012

A “Lost Fragrance” Guest Post from: M.J. Rose author of ~ The Book of Lost Fragrances

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A guest post by M.J. Rose author of ~ The Book of Lost Fragrances

The 4th standalone book in her thrilling and popular Reincarnationist series, it was just published last week.

Each of the other books in her series includes a related theme, where a special medium helps facilitate the characters to access knowledge from prior incarnations. In this latest book the substance is a fragrance – a “lost fragrance”.

M.J. Rose has completed several years of research on perfumes for this latest book – it became a labor of love. Below is an in-depth description of one scent from her research. The historical and lost perfume called: Paquin – Goya.


M.J. Rose:  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...

(researched and described with the help of the perfume writer Dimitrios Dimitriadis)

11 Goya

PAQUIN – GOYA The fashion house of Jeanne Paquin flourished on Paris' fashionable Rue de la Paix, but unfortunately closed in 1956. Prior to its closure, Paquin was responsible for creating a handful of perfumes, one of the most notable being Goya, presented in a weighty, ribbed Baccarat flacon. A lavish floral with soft aldehydes and ambery notes, Goya would have been quite the head-turner in its day. An enduring trail of light woods and mosses slowly fade on the skin, and - much like the perfume itself - simply become but a distant memory.


About the book: The Book of Lost Fragrances: 

The Book of Lost Fragrances

A sweeping and suspenseful tale of secrets, intrigue, and lovers separated by time, all connected through the mystical qualities of a perfume created in the days of Cleopatra--and lost for 2,000 years.

The Book of Lost Fragrances fuses history, passion, and suspense, moving from Cleopatra's Egypt and the terrors of revolutionary France to Tibet's battle with China and the glamour of modern-day Paris.

Take a look at Shellie’s review for the book.


Bio:  M.J. Rose is the international best selling author of eleven novels and two non-fiction books on marketing. Her latest novel The Book of Lost Fragrances  was published March 29, 2012. Her fiction and non-fiction has appeared in many magazines and reviews including Oprah Magazine.

Rose lives in CT with her husband, the musician and composer Doug Scofield, and their very spoiled and often photographed dog, Winka. For more information on the author and her novels, please visit her WEBSITE. You can also find her on Facebook.


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This guest post is part of a blog tour hosted by Virtual Book Tours. To see other reviews and  more lost fragrance descriptions in the author’s other guest posts, please link to M.J. Rose’s schedule for the tour via the tour badge on the right.

Thanks for reading!

2 comments:

Yves Fey said...

I'm almost finished with The Book of Lost Fragrances. Loving it for the perfume (I'm designing some myself) and the original paranormal concept. I really enjoyed this post about the Goya perfume discovery.

Shellie Nunn said...

Thank you Yves -
I understand she has a series of them for this tour. I had hoped to have time to link several here but... no. Not this time.

BTW - great website you have there!

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