Book Reviews

This miscellany represents some impressions and facts about books of direct or peripheral interest to the world of aromatic plants and the uses, industries, professions, cults, religions, and folk-lore which surround them. This is a list which is consecutively added to, so come back and visit from time to time…..

Book 1 A History of Herbal Plants By Richard Le Strange

Book 2  Against Nature By J. K. Huysmans

Book 3  Potpourris and Other Fragrant Delights By Jacqueline Heriteau

Book 4  Scent (The Mysterious and Essential Powers of Smell) By Annick Le Guerer

Book 5  A Druids Herbal (for the Sacred Earth year) By Ellen Evert Hopman

Book 6  Flowering Plants – Magic in Bloom Encyclopaedia of Psychoactive Drugs By P. Mick Richardson

Book 7  An Ancient Egyptian Herbal By Lise Manniche

Book 8  History of Perfume By Frances Kennett

Book 9  Trees for Flower and Fragrance By Stirling Macoboy

Book 10  The scent of Orchids: Olfactory and Chemical Investigations By Roman Kaiser

Book 11  Plant Myths and Traditions in India By Shakti M. Gupta

Book 12  Indian Essential Oils By S.S. Deshpande

Book 13  Ocean of Sound (Aether Talk, Ambient and Imaginary Worlds) By David Toop

Book 14  Essence of Beauty – a History of Perfume & Cosmetics By Aytour Ellis

Book 15  Perfumery With Herbs By Ivan Day

Book 16  The Antiques of Perfume By Leslie G. Matthews

Book 17  A Dictionary of Plant Lore By Roy Vickery

Book 18  The Story of Lavender By Sally Festing


Book 19  Herbal Indian Perfumes and Cosmetics By Vaidya Asha Ram

Book 20  Sacred Luxuries: Fragrance, Aromatherapy & Cosmetics in Ancient Egypt By Lisa Manniche with photographs by Werner Forman

Book 21  The Book of Incense – Enjoying the Traditional Art of Japanese Scents By Kiyoko Morita

Book 22  The Emporer of Scent – A story of Perfume, Obsession, and the Last Mystery of the Senses By Chandler Burr

Book 23  Backhousia citriodora F. Muell Lemon Scented Myrtle - Biology, Cultivation & Exploitation By Dennis Archer pub.

Book 24  Herbal Antibiotics – Natural Alternatives for Treating Drug-Resistant Bacteria By Stephen Harold Buhner (1999)

Book 25  The Healing Trail: Essential Oils of Madagascar By Georges M. Halpern & Peter Weverka

Book 26  Medicinal Flowers – Medicinal Flowers of India and Adjacent Regions By Pandey G.

Book 27  L’Ylang ylang: Un Parfum Subtil By Christian Brulé & William Pécout

Book 28  Essential Chemistry for Safe Aromatherapy By Sue Clarke

Book 29  The Science and Art of Perfumery By Edward Sagarin

Book 30  Odour Preferences By R.W. Moncrieff

Book 31  Essential Oils in Colour – Caddy Classic Profiles By Rosemary Caddy

Book 32  Tree Medicine By Peter Conway


Book 33  Analysis of Essential Oils by Gas Chromatography & Mass Spectrometry By Yoshiro Masada (1976)


Book 34  La Livre du Parfumeur (Illustrations by Henry de Renaucourt). By Félix Cola (1931)


Book 35  Lavender: the Grower’s Guide. Garden Art Press. By Virginia McNaughton (2000)