Essential Macau | The magic of perfumery

The book “The Essence: Discovering the World of Scent, Perfume & Fragrance” explores in depth the world of perfumes

By Cátia Matos


It is not by chance that fragrances have been a source of fascination for centuries. The truth is that we easily associate them with our most special memories as if they were inherently magical. This is one of the themes that is explored in “The Essence: Discovering the World of Scent, Perfume & Fragrance” released by German publishing house Gestalten and co-authored by journalist and subject matter expert, Carla Seipp. This book also addresses other topics related to the world of fragrance, from the origins of perfume to the vital role that technology will play in the future. It is also worth highlighting the in-depth approach to the way in which history, science and culture have shaped the perfume industry to what it is today, a billion-dollar business.