Tuesday I had the pleasure of reviewing The Book of Lost Fragrances by M.J. Rose and today I am lucky enough to have a guest post from the author.M.J. Rose says:
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)
GUERLAIN - ATUANA
With a name resembling that of the island in the South Pacific inhabited by French painter Paul Gauguin, Atuona; Atuana was a Jacques Guerlain creation that launched in 1952. Said to embrace the colour, liveliness and strength of the primitive cultures Gauguin encountered there, Atuana is an exotic perfume based around summery florals of neroli, rose, iris and jasmine. A feeling of equatorial warmth lay apparent just below the surface, furnished by accords of rich leather and amber which added infinite depth and character. Originally released in sparkling Baccarat flacons, Atuana sadly vanished from circulation only a handful of years later, and has never resurfaced since.
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.
For more information on M.J. Rose and her novels, please visit her WEBSITE. You can also find her on Facebook.
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