I didn’t even want to tell myself

Author Alyssa Harad (our Alyssa!) talks to Idaho Public Television about her obsession with perfume and her book, Coming to My Senses: A Story of Perfume, Pleasure, and an Unlikely Bride. About 28 minutes. Below the jump, an "extra" video in which Alyssa and host Marcia Franklin smell things — Eau d'Italie Paestum Rose, a vintage scent that they don't name (Jolie Madame, perhaps?) and Ginestet Botrytis. Almost 10 minutes.

And if you missed them, see The Tuberose of My Resistance (book excerpt) and our Q&A with Alyssa.


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  1. JolieFleurs says:

    OH this is so exciting I can hardly bear it!!!!

  2. Omega says:

    Very cool! I watched it all, thanks for posting!

  3. bookgirl says:

    I watched both videos in their entirety. Just wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

  4. SicilianaNM says:

    Talk about senses, so nice to hear her voice & see her gestures….thanks for this.

  5. Haunani says:

    Beautiful interview! Congrats to our Alyssa. :-)

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