Forgettable scent

The Book of Lost Fragrances by M.J. Rose is an engrossing thriller that brings together reincarnation, ancient Egypt, international intrigue, and Cleopatra’s lost book of fragrances.
Rose spent more than two-and-a-half years researching ancient tomes on perfumery and alchemy as well traveling to flower farms and conventions. She visited Grasse’s famous flower farmers and chatted with "noses," and niche perfumers. The knowledge she gleaned makes her The Book of Lost Fragrances vivid with details from both the ancient and modern world of scent.
She tells the story of Jac L'Etoile, a woman who is haunted by visions from the past and obsessed by myths. She is heir to a storied French perfume company with her brother, Robbie. They have inherited the House of L’Etoile, but the famous perfumery is plague by debts and problem incurred by their father, who is now very ill with Alzheimer’s.
As the siblings struggle to save the House of Etoile, they must also grapple with an ancient myth that places them in the center of dangerous intrigue.
Rose creates a fascinating thriller as she deals with questions of reincarnation and memory. This tale will linger in your mind like an elegant scent.
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