The Essence: Discovering the World of Scent, Perfume & Fragrance 

Scents are linked to our most cherished memories. No wonder then, that fragrance has captivated us as humans for centuries. The Essence explores this mysterious sense and delves into the history, culture, and science that have shaped the multi-billion dollar perfume industry into what it is today. Join us as we reveal the power of scent and fragrance to captivate, from the lavender fields of Provence and the laboratories, to incense producers in India. Meet the trailblazers shaping the future of perfumery as we explore the vital role that technology and scented products will play in the 21st century. The Essence is an inviting read for fragrance novices and connoisseurs alike.

Release date: November 2019
Format: 210 × 260 mm
Features: Full color, hardcover, stitch bound, 288 pages
Typefaces: Self Modern by Lucas Le Bihan (Bretagne Type Foundry) and Lars Mono by Mads Wildgaard (Bold Decisions)
Language versions: English

Design and layout by Ilona Samcewicz-Parham
Edited by Robert Klanten and Carla Seipp
Photo editorial by Ilona Samcewicz-Parham and Mario Udzenija
Illustrations by David Doran
Editorial management by Sam Stevenson
Published by gestalten, Berlin 2019
Printed by Printer Trento s.r.l., Trento, Italy