Help me in welcoming M.J. Rose to MariReads. She is the author of The Book of Lost Fragrances and is currently on a blog tour with Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours. I posted my review last week here. You can find her other stops on the tour here.
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)GODET - PETITE FLEUR BLEUEJulien-Joseph Godet founded Parfums Godet in 1907 and produced perfumes which epitomized the Art Deco age. Petite Fleur Bleue was a whimsical floral scent opening with shimmering citrus and delicate forget-me-nots. This hushed composition tippy-toes through a flowerbed of lightly spiced carnations, and evolves further with a lip-smacking vanilla/marzipan facet. Such a chaste and maidenly name belied a deliciously carnal drydown of resins, mosses and musk. A tantalizing composition the likes of which are seldom seen today.
M.J. Rose is the international best selling author of eleven novels and two non-fiction books on marketing. Her next novel THE BOOK OF LOST FRAGRANCES (Atria/S&S) will be published in March 2012. Her fiction and non-fiction has appeared in many magazines and reviews including Oprah Magazine. She has been featured in the New York Times, Newsweek, Time, USA Today and on the Today Show, and NPR radio. Rose graduated from Syracuse University, spent the '80s in advertising, has a commercial in the Museum of Modern Art in NYC and since 2005 has run the first marketing company for authors - 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.
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