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SCENT OF TRIUMPH
Scent of Triumph:
A Novel of Perfume And Passion

(historical novel)

Release date: March 31, 2015
384 pages

ISBN: 9781250048905
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SYNOPSIS

Perfume is the essence of beauty, the heart of illusion, the soul of desire. It is my past, my present, my future. —from the journal of Danielle Bretancourt

When French perfumer and aristocrat Danielle Bretancourt steps aboard a luxury ocean liner, leaving her son behind in Poland with his grandmother, she has no idea that her life is about to change forever. The year is 1939, and the declaration of war on the European continent soon threatens her beloved family, scattered across many countries. Traveling through London and Paris into occupied Poland, Danielle searches desperately for the remains of her family, relying on the strength of Jonathan Newell-Grey, a British shipping heir and Royal Navy officer. Finally, in the wake of unspeakable tragedy, she is forced to gather the fragments of her impoverished family and flee to America. There she vows to begin life anew, in 1940s Los Angeles.

Amidst the glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Danielle works her way up from meager jobs to perfumer and fashion designer. Still, personal happiness eludes her. Can her sheer force of will attract the elusive love she desires, or will it only come at the ultimate cost?

My review:
Four Stars
Copy Received from France Book Tours for an honest review
When I saw the chance to review this book, I immediately jumped up to review it because I thought it sounded interesting.  I'm happy to say I was right. Danielle was a fantastic character.  I really enjoyed reading about her journey. I have to hand it to the author, I never would have thought that perfume would be interesting to read about, but it was.  The author's vivid depictions about the different smells and different experiences that the perfumes produced made the experience really come alive.  Aside from the great descriptions, the author really has a lot of different events take place. At times this seemed a little over whelming but mostly it was also exhilarating.

The evolution of Danielle's life takes place during WWII.  Personally for me, I never get tired of reading about WWII and I'm always touched by the impact it had on our history.  Danielle suffered many losses but also had triumphant moments.  I highly recommend this book to anyone that wants to have their senses involved in this beautiful story. Danielle is a worthy heroine.  The writing was engaging and the story well paced. I loved the passion that Danielle showed for her family's perfume factory.  

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Scent of Triumph - Jan MoranJAN MORAN is the author of Fabulous Fragrances I and II,
which earned spots on the Rizzoli Bookstore bestseller list,
and other contemporary novels,
including Flawless, Beauty Mark, and Runway.
A fragrance and beauty industry expert,
she has been featured on CNN, Instyle, and O Magazine,
and has spoken before prestigious organizations,
including The American Society of Perfumers.
She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School
and attended the University of California at Los Angeles Extension Writers’ Program.

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Scent of Triumph Vintage Perfumes
BONUS OFFERED BY THE AUTHOR
– independently from this book tour –
With every purchase of Scent of Triumph,
she is offering a free ebook of Vintage Perfumes,
a nonfiction guide to the finest classic perfumes, for epub and mobi.
Just email her some proof of your purchase
(receipt, email receipt, photo of yourself with the book or ebook on your reader, etc.),
and she will send you the free ebook of Vintage Perfumes.
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