Beauty Bookworm

I’ll be the first to admit it; I rarely switch off from beauty-based thoughts. My YouTube sub box is crammed with ammunition, a quick tour of my flat serves as a visual reminder that I never need to buy another bathing-related product ever again and my reading material? Yep, you’ve guessed it – on the whole concerns the beauty world once again. And my latest Amazon order only adds fuel to the (mentioned above) fire…

The books in question are three by Biophysicist and all-round fragrance diehard Luca Turin (and two co-authored by Tania Sanchez, his wife – n’awwww). These were recommended to me by an old colleague aaaages ago and a fair few you guys piped up suggesting these titles too when I mentioned my last beauty read. So I’m now the proud owner of The Secret of Scent – a look into how the worlds of science and perfume blend together, Perfumes: The A-Z Guide – which does exactly what it says on the tin and The Little Book of Perfumes – a countdown of the top 100 perfumes of all time.

Though I’ve yet to get down to a good page flicking sesh with them on first glance they all appear an interesting read, laced with a not-taking-it-too-seriously humour and told in a way that may make you miss your tube stop. Bonus – Turin and Sanchez (unsurprisingly) can describe perfume perfectly, something that I’m completely incapable of. Who knows maybe I’ll learn something and be able to go beyond the standard ‘it’s nice‘ description for my latest fragrance love.

I’ll report back on these. But if the Amazon reviews are anything to go by I’m in for a witty wander through the perfume world. Speaking of Amazon reviews click here…. HAPPY MONDAY.


  • Anna Blush

    I’m glad you posted about these, I’ve been looking for some beauty books xx

  • Ivana

    Haha I KNEW exactly what that link was going to be. Ah, men… 😉

  • science and scent, Sure does look interesting. I really appreciate when things that we perceive as feelings or emotions are then backed by science. lets us see beyond the nerdy glasses of science. Will wait for your reviews to be out 🙂

  • Holly

    I’m so obsessed with beauty, I rarely switch off bblogger mode! I’ve never really thought of reading into perfumes though, I will definitely be taking a look at some perfume books if I ever spot them!

    Holly xxx

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  • YoungMild&Free

    These seem like great reads! I’ll have to look into them. Thank you for sharing!


  • Rachael Dunderdale

    Amazing…That link is hilarious!


  • Elle

    Anna, did you know Leandra Medine, from the Man Repeller, is coming out with her own book this month? As well as Alexa Chung! Those will be my new additions! I cannot wait! The excitement is too much! 🙂

    • I seriously can’t wait for those!

    • YES! Got the Leandra one on pre-order already 😉

  • Emily Allen

    I need these books, I struggle to talk about scents so much xx Emmi

  • Ada Strauss

    Ooh i love the exteriors of these books, so elegant and pretty. Not a read for me, personally, but they I can’t lie that they do look rather interesting.

    Ada | thespianxx

  • Jessica Jay

    I never read books about fashion or beauty but i’m so interested in it, i’m much more of a fiction girl!x

  • Justine Kay

    omg. the amazon reviews at the end. I AM DYING!!!!! Thank you Anna for starting my day with a good laugh!

    Also, have SO MUCH fun in NYC! It’s the best place EVER (besides London, of course:))

  • Girlish, mesmerizing, interesting and beautifully crafted ideas along with guidelines has been shared here to make this book more printable plus lavish to read it or groove it for the perfection in beauty or sweetness. In this book inner ideas and thoughts has been perfectly mixed to understand the real things of beauty. Really great. Thanks a lot for sharing.