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March 28-April 16



Scent of Triumph:
A Novel of Perfume And Passion

(historical novel)

Release date: March 31, 2015
at St. Martin’s Press
384 pages

ISBN: 9781250048905



Perfume is the essence of beauty, the heart of illusion, the soul of desire. It is my past, my present, my future. —from the journal of Danielle Bretancourt

When French perfumer and aristocrat Danielle Bretancourt steps aboard a luxury ocean liner, leaving her son behind in Poland with his grandmother, she has no idea that her life is about to change forever. The year is 1939, and the declaration of war on the European continent soon threatens her beloved family, scattered across many countries. Traveling through London and Paris into occupied Poland, Danielle searches desperately for the remains of her family, relying on the strength of Jonathan Newell-Grey, a British shipping heir and Royal Navy officer. Finally, in the wake of unspeakable tragedy, she is forced to gather the fragments of her impoverished family and flee to America. There she vows to begin life anew, in 1940s Los Angeles.

Amidst the glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Danielle works her way up from meager jobs to perfumer and fashion designer. Still, personal happiness eludes her. Can her sheer force of will attract the elusive love she desires, or will it only come at the ultimate cost? (provided by the author)

[NB: Significant changes, different version and storyline, including the ending, from the self-published version of 2012!]


“A haunting, multilayered historical romance…It is a book to savor, like the most beautiful of perfumes. Inhale. Exhale. I was riveted from start to finish…and I’m only just now finding my breath.”—Samantha Vérant, author of Seven Letters from Paris; A Memoir

“A well-spun and sweeping debut novel about a fearless, headstrong woman…a thoroughly engaging tale, rich in all five senses.” —Michelle Gable, Author of A Paris Apartment

 “Utterly inescapable once you pick it up…a tale that rivals Danielle Steele at her romantic best while also providing a primer in the art of perfume!” —Allegra Jordan, author of The End of Innocence
“Hard to put down…captivating. The tragedies of war, conflicts in family, love, and passion for perfumery paint a realistic, historical portrait of some of the fragrance industry’s most famous women who created today’s top cosmetic firms. A ‘must read’…” —Marvel Fields, Chairman of the American Society of Perfumers

“From war-torn Europe to the sunny climes of Southern California, Scent of Triumph is a captivating tale of love, loss, determination and reinvention. A page-turner.” —Karen Marin, Givenchy Paris


Scent of Triumph - Jan MoranJAN MORAN is the author of Fabulous Fragrances I and II,
which earned spots on the Rizzoli Bookstore bestseller list,
and other contemporary novels,
including Flawless, Beauty Mark, and Runway.
A fragrance and beauty industry expert,
she has been featured on CNN, Instyle, and O Magazine,
and has spoken before prestigious organizations,
including The American Society of Perfumers.
She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School
and attended the University of California at Los Angeles Extension Writers’ Program.

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Saturday, March 28
Review at The French Village Diaries
Spotlight +  Giveaway at Griperang’s Bookmarks

Monday, March 30
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at View From The Birdhouse

Wednesday, April 1
Review + Giveaway at I Wish I Lived In a Library

Thursday, April 2
Review + Giveaway at Book Nerd

Friday, April 3
Review + Giveaway at Unshelfish

Saturday, April 4
Spotlight +  Giveaway at Words And Peace

Wednesday, April 8
Review +  Excerpt + Giveaway at For The Hook of a Book

Friday, April 10
Review + Giveaway at I Am, Indeed

Monday, April 13
Review + Giveaway at Indiereadergil0329

Tuesday, April 14
Review + Giveaway at Musings of a Writer & Unabashed Francophile

Wednesday, April 15
Review + Interview + Giveaway at Caroline Wilson Writes

Thursday, April 16
Spotlight  + Giveaway at Mirasol Press
Review at Bookramblings
Spotlight + Giveaway at Unabridged Chick

Tuesday, May 5
Guest-post on France Book Tours


You can enter the global giveaway here
or on any other book blogs participating in this tour.
Be sure to follow each participant on Twitter/Facebook,
they are listed in the entry form below


Visit each blogger on the tour:
tweeting about the giveaway everyday
of the Tour will give you 5 extra entries each time!
[just follow the directions on the entry-form]

Global giveaway open internationally:
1 winner will receive 1 print copy of Scent of Triumph


Scent of Triumph Vintage Perfumes

– independently from this book tour –
With every purchase of Scent of Triumph,
she is offering a free ebook of Vintage Perfumes,
a nonfiction guide to the finest classic perfumes, for epub and mobi.
Just email her some proof of your purchase
(receipt, email receipt, photo of yourself with the book or ebook on your reader, etc.),
and she will send you the free ebook of Vintage Perfumes.