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By Tilar J. Mazzeo

ISBN-10: 0062020773

ISBN-13: 9780062020772

“Who knew that one of these tiny bottle housed such a lot of secrets?” —Michael Tonello, writer of Bringing domestic the Birkin

Tilar J. Mazzeo, writer of the New York Times bestseller The Widow Clicquot (an Amazon better of the Month booklet in October 2008) returns with an enthralling background of the world’s most renowned, seductive, and renowned body spray: Chanel No. five. Mazzeo’s sweeping tale of the long-lasting smell (known as “le monstre” within the body spray undefined) stretches from Coco Chanel’s early luck to the increase of the seminal body spray throughout the Fifties to the affirmation of its bestseller prestige in today’s crowded body spray market.

“Here is the lifetime of one of many twentieth century’s finest and deeply complex ladies, a desirable cultural historical past, and the tale of a unprecedented perfume.” —Chandler Burr, New York Times odor critic and writer of The ideal Scent

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It was founded by Portuguese merchants, but commerce with Vietnam failed to make much headway until the early twentieth century. Jean-Baptiste de Chaigneau, a French soldier offortune who entered the service of Emperor Gia Long. Married to a Vietnamese woman, he was promoted by the emperor to the rank of mandarin first class. Many Europeans served Asian rulers as mercenaries.

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