Reading under the beach umbrella - The multiform aspects of the love of fragrance
The vision of fragrance stimulates different reflections, which then develop into very different directions and fields of interest. It is fascinating to evaluate a fragrance, not only under a technical aspect but also and above all, for the great variety of emotions that is able to give us.
An alternative point of view about the history and creation of fragrance, narrated with the passionate tone and profound knowledge of someone who is in love with fragrances. Through myths, legends, anecdotes from the past and a pathway which includes a section dedicated to the language of fragrance (raw materials, composition, families and olfactory structures), Marika Vecchiattini, author of “L’ARTE DEL PROFUMO” (THE ART OF FRAGRANCE)
, concentrates with particular intensity, on the importance of creation as a form of artistic expression, as a means of transmitting powerful emotions and which she would like to see free of any sort of conditioning factors. The view of a fragrance “consumer” careful and informed, who has begun a very personal crusade against the impoverishment and trivialisation of some of today’s fragrances.
To be read slowly in order to be totally involved in the unconditioned love of fragrance which transpires from every page, but also with the correct dose of rationality, so as to put everything into its correct proportion …
Marika Vecchiattini – L’ARTE DEL PROFUMO, CASTELVECCHI, Roma 2010 – ISBN 9-788876-154584
The intimate connection between olfactory and taste is very well known and no longer needs to be demonstrated: “LA CUISINE DES NEZ” (NOSE CUISINE)
gives us the occasion to put it into practice with our friends. On the one hand, profiles of creative noses, so as not to forget that fragrance is culture, discovering each time the pathways and secrets of great International creators, the fathers and mothers of famous fragrances. On the other hand amazing recipes and appetising culinary concepts to try, also during the holiday period, to remember that fragrance is above all a passion, which runs transversely through every aspect of our lives.
Be amazed by the Scallops in smoked tea by Olivier Polge, or by the four-handed kitchen orchestra of Shyamala and Antoine Maisondieu, with its exotic memories of spices; test with your own palate the creative combination created by Thierry Wasser and Jean-Paul Guerlain which also “works” in the kitchen or perhaps the orange flower mousse by Antoine Lie meets your taste for its simple grace and the elegant strength of goose liver pâté … Recipes to delight the palate, olfactory and vision (the book is illustrated with splendid photographs by Jean Marc Anglès and Frédéric Huijbregts), a different and tasty multimedia expression.
Sabine Chabbert – LA CUISINE DES NEZ – Préface Olivier Roellinger, EDITIONS TERREBLEUE – ISBN 978-2-909953-27-4