I'd like to welcome M.J. Rose to my blog today. She's the author of The Book of Lost Fragrances (my review).
M.J. Rose: I've been fascinated with lost fragrances since long before I started writing The Book of Lost Fragrances... since I found a bottle of perfume on my great grandmother's dresser that had belonged to her mother in Russia. Here is one of those lost fragrances that stirs the senses and the imagination... (researched and described with the help of the perfume writer Dimitrios Dimitriadis)
SAUZÉ FRÈRES - PRESTIGE In 1947 French perfumers Sauzé released a perfume named "Prestige de Paris", however a rare, virtually unheard of perfume simply named Prestige has been uncovered that pre-dates this launch by a whopping 13 years! Prestige is a tender posy of powdery aldehydes and velvety florals… violet, jasmine and rose cartwheel on the air, painting an olfactory landscape of a spring garden using soft pastel hues. A perfume that is flirtatious and spirited, Prestige feels like a young European princess indulging in a game of hide-and-seek in an exquisitely-manicured garden labyrinth. A scent lost to time, all that remains now, is the memory of her perfume and her laughter on the wind.
Jac L'Etoile has always been haunted by the past, her memories infused with the exotic scents that she grew up surrounded by as the heir to a storied French perfume company. In order to flee the pain of those remembrances--and of her mother's suicide--she moved to America. Now, fourteen years later she and her brother have inherited the company along with it's financial problems. But when Robbie hints at an earth-shattering discovery in the family archives and then suddenly goes missing--leaving a dead body in his wake--Jac is plunged into a world she thought she'd left behind.
Back in Paris to investigate her brother's disappearance, Jac becomes haunted by the legend the House of L'Etoile has been espousing since 1799. Is there a scent that can unlock the mystery of reincarnation - or is it just another dream infused perfume?
The Book of Lost Fragrances fuses history, passion, and suspense, moving from Cleopatra's Egypt and the terrors of revolutionary France to Tibet's battle with China and the glamour of modern-day Paris. Jac's quest for the ancient perfume someone is willing to kill for becomes the key to understanding her own troubled past.
Authorbuzz.com. The television series PAST LIFE, was based on Rose's novels in the Renincarnationist series. She is one of the founding board members of International Thriller Writers and runs the blog- Buzz, Balls & Hype. She is also the co-founder of Peroozal.com and BookTrib.com.
Rose lives in CT with her husband the musician and composer, Doug Scofield, and their very spoiled and often photographed dog, Winka.
For more information on M.J. Rose and her novels, please visit her WEBSITE. You can also find her on Facebook.
Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours website.