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The scentual garden : exploring the world of botanical fragrance
Publication Information:
New York : Abrams, 2019.

Physical Description:
255 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
The invisible garden -- Why plants smell / how we smell -- Capturing scent -- An encyclopedia of fragrant plants -- Scent in the landscape.
"In The Scentual Garden, Ken Druse offers a complete and wholly original survey of fragrant plants for gardeners. He points out that we have a rich vocabulary for describing the forms and colors of plants but are impoverished when it comes to smell. Working with perfumers' classifications, Druse developed twelve master scent categories that range from floral and fruity to balsamic and medicinal. Druse also explains how and why plants produce fragrances, how our sense of smell works, how perfumers capture floral scents, how plants "communicate" with each other, and even how to smell plants. He also offers suggestions for bringing fragrance into gardens, from making paths that offer a sequence of sensory experiences to night gardens that come alive with fragrance."-- book jacket
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