Beaumaris Books

SOLD OUT (at 9am 23/01/17)


Beaumaris Books
In association with text publishing proudly presents
An evening with acclaimed writer
Discussing her new book

When:   Wednesday 22nd March 7.30pm
Where: GINGER FOX (formerly MALT) 23-25 South Concourse, Beaumaris
Cost:    $50 Includes admission, finger food AND a copy of ‘The case against Fragrance’
             Beverages at bar prices.

**Phone credit card bookings accepted**

Phone:  9589 4638

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The publisher has asked that attendees please refrain from wearing any sort of perfume to the event

THE CASE AGAINST FRAGRANCE ‘One spritz of aftershave or perfume can leave other people retching and clutching their heads—you never see that in the ads.’ Kaz Cooke On a book tour in 2015, dogged by ill health brought on by exposure to perfumes and scents, Kate Grenville started wondering: what’s in fragrance? Who tests it for safety? What does it do to people? The more she investigated, the more her novelist’s instinct to explore and question was piqued, and as she says: ‘her inner scientist was unleashed.’ She quickly discovered that scientists agree that the chemicals in fragrance can be linked not only to short-term problems like headaches and asthma, but to long-term ones like hormone disruption and cancer. Yet products can be released onto the market without testing. They’re regulated only by the same people who make and sell them. And the ingredients don’t even have to be named on the label.

So why isn’t anyone talking about it? This book is based on careful research into the science of scent and the power of the fragrance industry. But, as you’d expect from an acclaimed novelist, it’s also accessible and personal. The Case Against Fragrance will make you see—and smell—the world differently.

KATE GRENVILLE is one of Australia's most celebrated writers. Her most recent book, The Case Against Fragrance (2017), is an accessible and personal investigation into the science of scent and the power of the fragrance industry. Her earlier books include The Secret River, One Life: My Mother's Story, The Idea of Perfection which won the Orange Prize, Sarah Thornhill, The Lieutenant, Lilian's Story, Dark Places and Joan Makes History. In 2015 she published One Life, an acclaimed account of her mother. Kate lives in Sydney.

Written by Andrew Martin — January 18, 2017