Artisan perfumer Mandy Aftel is a perfume guide that takes you on a journey through history, filled with cultural touchstones and alchemy.
The background of the aromatic adventure is what Mandy calls the five \"signature scents\" from around the world: cinnamon, mint, frankincense, amberal and Jasmine.
Incense: The Secret Life of incense is Mandy\'s exploration of the world of mystery, power, medicine practice and pure fun of perfume.
The author is also the creativity behind the perfume of Aftelier, who wrote, \"The land was discovered and conquered for the perfume material.
Mandi believes that mankind has a common desire for exotic, familiar, transcending, curious and beautiful.
As she wrote, \"smells are the gateway to the basic appetite of human beings.
\"The most recent afternoon, Mandy and I spent some time at the Crafts house in Berkeley, California, where it was her perfume studio.
She embodies the eclectic bohemian spirit you are looking forward to here.
\"I like research,\" she said loudly . \"
\"I\'m crazy about the research department.
\"This is obvious in Fragrant, and it is full of references to the power of perfume or the role it has played in society for hundreds of millions of years.
She found some historical paintings showing the art of perfume dating back to the early days of civilization.
When talking to Mandy, her passion for all the aromatic things emanated from her.
She spoke with such enthusiasm and energy.
\"Have you ever heard the real mouth watering?
Oh, you just need to smell this!
\"When she talks, there seems to be so much in her head that she wants to tell you that she can
\'t get it out fast enough.
On this day Mandy was excited because she had just received the final version of the book and she liked how the jacket of the book became rich and textured.
Made in purple ink (
Her favorite color)
In the red background, inspired by the 1575 cinnamon bark carving on a tree in the molukan ISLANDS, Indonesia.
It can be said that in fragrance, you will feel that the old world is more fragrant than our modern world.
Because of industrialism, Mandy says, we lose our sense of smell in many ways and are more aligned with the vision, voice and feeling of others.
Yes, the world is not always a place with a lot of smell. perfume is definitely used to cover up the bad smell.
But for centuries, perfumes have been valued not only for their fragrance, but also for their use in medical treatment, as condiments and pure indulgence.
It is fascinating to see cinnamon as the \"Queen of spice routes\" at a high price, and today it is more common as synthetic spices and spices.
Mandy wrote that cinnamon is a symbol of luxury.
The crown of a king is covered with cinnamon and gold.
Myths about how bats and other creatures protect it appear around it.
\"Mint is the opposite of cinnamon,\" Mandy said . \"
Mint is native to all parts of the world, but very American, played a large roll with Western pioneers and hawkers and showed off the \"strange Carney Show\" that developed as their own culture \".
This aromatic herb is a symbol of hospitality.
Tea is served here in the Middle East;
We offer chewing gum or mints in the United States.
Mendi said that mint reminds people of home, \"what is familiar and what is under the feet.
\"Frankincense is about human desire for spirituality and transcendence,\" said Mandy . \"
Burning frankincense replaces the blood in human and animal offerings.
Mouth watering, sea-
Cured the vomit of the sperm whale, believe it or not, a tempting animal scent satisfies the human desire for curiosity and curiosity.
You can only imagine how the first amberal fragrance floating in the sea was discovered and how it became such a precious ingredient in perfume.
Mandy tells the story of the \"curious House\" cabinet, the predecessor of the Museum of Modern Natural History.
\"A long time ago, the rich people would collect these strange natural samples, including things that smell good,\" she said . \".
Mandy compares this to today\'s Pinterest, where we show a strange set of things that interest and delight us without any explanation.
We just show it out and share it.
Finally, Jasmine is about beauty.
Mandy wrote: \"Jasmine is the most important perfume material in the world.
\"Jasmine is floral, but it has a potential feature of dirt, almost dirty, feces, which makes it irresistible.
She uses Jasmine as a way to talk about \"as a handmade perfumer, how important it is to the soul and its beauty, and how important it is to have beauty in your life.
\"I hope that all of these ingredients will bring vitality to people and they will be opened up by learning about history, provenance and special stories,\" Mandy said . \".
There are food and fragrance recipes in each chapter, and Mandy encourages readers to explore the five flavors in the book.
In fact, she created a Companion kit with all five scents so you can smell them while reading.
Better than scratching and sniffing.
She encourages you to add a drop of mint essence to your tea, or make a homemade \"Coca\" with cinnamon essence\"Cola.
\"Yes, you can also smell the real mouth-watering in the form of a liquid called tincture.
\"For me, everything I do is based on a love for the material,\" Mandy told me . \".
\"My job is based on my love for the material and how I want to share it with people.
\"One way Mandy shares love is through her latest perfume, Palimpsest, inspired by her research into fragrance.
She stumbled upon some books from Italy called Secret Books.
\"They are a mixture of magic, smell and magic drugs,\" she said . \".
Mandy also took inspiration from a manuscript called palimpsest in which the old text was deleted and rewritten.
Some old text is still visible under new text.
\"You can see the old text going through the back like a scroll,\" she said . \".
So she layered the basic notes of the perfume seamlessly through the top notes to produce a similar effect.
Spread out in a bunch of lovely fresh flowers.
Over time, thanks to the foundation of the real mouth-watering fragrance, this fragrance translates into something more exotic, warm and exciting.
Fragrance: The Secret of perfume came out in October 16.
Mandy will do a series of personal shows and book signing here, which you can find here.
I am looking forward to Mandy\'s discussion with the famous bay area chef Daniel Patterson at the Jewish community center in San Francisco on November 5, and Mandy is with him
I wrote the book \"aroma.
She and Daniel like to explore the role of fragrance in flavor.
They also co-published the second book, focusing on aromatic flavors.