Cristina Caboni

The Secret Ways of Perfume
  • The Secret Ways of Perfume

  • From Florence to Paris, a scent like no other can take you unexpected places . . .

    Ten-year-old Elena lives in Florence with her cold and distant perfumier grandmother. Only when enveloped in aromas does Elena feel at home, and she has nurtured a unique gift: the ability to decipher the ingredients of a perfume, and experience the feelings it evokes.

    Years later, Elena’s talent leads her to the cobbled streets of Paris. There she rediscovers an old, secret family perfume recipe that no other perfumier has been able to replicate.

    As Elena begins to open her heart to new adventures she meets a man who is guarding his own secrets. From France’s sun-drenched lavender fields to the ancient heart of Italy, together they will follow a path of secret scents, distant memories and new hopes . . .

    'Sensuous, evocative, intriguing and emotional - and like all good perfumes it lingered long after. An absolute treat' Veronica Henry
    'Evocative, atmospheric and engaging' Daily Mail
    'A beautiful and well-constructed tale' Elle
    'A stunning story' Vanity Fair

Cristina Caboni lives in the province of Cagliari with her husband and their three children. In addition to devoting herself full time to writing, Cristina also works for the family beekeeping business, dealing with the care of queen bees, and also enjoys cultivating a variety of roses. The world of perfumes and natural essences has been a passion of Cristina's for many years. Her debut novel, The Secret Ways of Perfume, is a tribute to the connection between scent, memory and emotion. Due to be published in twenty-six countries, The Secret Ways of Perfume has already been a bestseller in Italy, Germany, Holland, Spain and Portugal.