Has everyone else but me already read this book ?
Good for me that I finally bought myself a copy . What I wouldn't give to have access to Mandy's library . She trudged through alot of stilted prose to bring us this compendium of incredible arcane stuff .
Take away our sense of smell and what do we have left ?
Indeed I am brought to my knees by the knowledge of what an integral part perfume has played in history . Cleopatra soaked the SAILS of her ship in fragrance ? OMG I live on a boat and I understand the significance and WASTE of such an act....
Thank you Mandy for reading those ancient texts , and trying out all those useless ancient formulas and getting to the heart of the matter . And congratulations on your upcoming exhibition at Henri Bendel's on 5th Avenue in Manhattan beginning later this month .