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SCENT OF TRIUMPH

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

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SYNOPSIS

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!]
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ADVANCE PRAISE

“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
 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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BE SURE TO CHECK THE LIVE
VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR

with reviews, excerpts, interview, and giveaways!

 

 

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Scent of Triumph Vintage Perfumes

BONUS OFFERED BY THE AUTHOR
– 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.
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