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“Turin confirms his right to be classed alongside Proust or Patrick Suskind as a poet of smell.” —Lara Feigel, ObserverIn 1992, Luca Turin wrote the first truly critical guide to perfume, Parfums le guide. It has been out of print until now.This new edition includes both the original French and the first authorized English translation, plus a new, highly personal foreword by Turin. LUCA TURIN wrote the first critical guide to perfume. He is a biophysicist, popular lecturer, and author of several books on science, perfume, and culture.TANIA SANCHEZ is a writer with an interest in perfume, aesthetics, and culture. She is the co-author with Luca Turin of Perfumes: The A–Z Guide and The Little Book of Perfumes.