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Yohji Yamamoto

Perfume experts' 100 classic scents

Perfume experts' 100 classic scents

Anyone who's ever been trapped in a crowded elevator intrinsically understands: Few people are gifted with noses so finely tuned to fragrance that they can distinguish between scents that allure and ones that merely annoy. Scents that fall into both categories — and the entire spectrum in between — were chonicled in the 2008 "Perfumes: The Guide." That book has now been culled to 100 classics in the authors' new "The Little Book of Perfumes," which is scheduled to go on sale Monday. Elegantly dressed in a slender black volume with hot-pink end papers, "The Little Book" details the fragrances, both new and old, that have earned a...

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