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Neil Chapman is not a perfumer by profession but a passion for scents has taken him all over the world and incited him to write a “scent atlas,” as he describes it, in the form of a gorgeous, 288-page guidebook.

In “Perfume,” he makes a pitch that’s hard to resist: “… Just like wearing your finest outfit or shoes, your signature perfume can make you feel invincible.” He continues later, “All the major civilizations of world history have had exquisitely developed perfume cultures. … The desire to smell beautiful led the citizens of the ancient world to go to extraordinary lengths.”

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