Fashion & Beauty

Bulgari: The Perfume of Gems

A magnificent book on Bulgari's luxury line of fragrances exploring the intimate bonds that connect Rome, the gem roads, and the world of perfumes.

This stunning luxury book--a kind of precious atlas of fragrances--traces the origins of Bulgari's precious perfumes back to the ancient gems and spice trails and to Bulgari's fine jewelry tradition, which is deeply rooted in Roman tradition. The fragrance range Le Gemme, developed by the greatest international master perfumers, is an expression of the DNA of the company and, like Bulgari jewels and watches, are worn by men and women who recognize the exclusive, refined, and colorful world of the Roman dolce vita lifestyle. Bulgari's muses have always been, and still are today, the most elegant women on the planet; noblewomen, princesses, actresses, and singers: from Sophia Loren to Liz Taylor, from Claudia Cardinale to Anna Magnani, from Sharon Stone to Nicole Kidman and Carla Bruni.

An exclusive journey into the world of colors, jewelry, and fragrances, this elegant book tells a story that intertwines colored gems, precious essences, and the contemporary alchemies of the most famous "noses" in the world.

About The Author

Annick Le Guérer is an anthropologist, philosopher, and university doctorate based in Paris. She is an expert
in scent and perfume and a researcher associated with LIMSIC, Université de Bourgogne. Simone Marchetti is fashion editor of the Italian newspaper La Repubblica. Never far from the front row at all the major shows, Marchetti's intelligent fashion reporting has cemented the editor as an authority on the industry. An Italian street-style icon, Marchetti is photographed wherever he goes. His distinct and discerning sense of style--fusing bright, bold, and colorful prints with classic tailoring--has ensured he is frequently featured on major style blogs.

  • Publish Date: November 01, 2018
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Design - Fashion & Accessories
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 10-3/16 x 13-3/4
  • Pages: 272
  • US Price: $150.00
  • CDN Price: $200.00
  • ISBN: 978-88-918175-3-2


"Published by Rizzoli, the tome highlights the link between the label’s high-end jewelry and high perfumery creations — specifically focusing on the Le Gemme fragrance collection — retracing the historic origins of precious gems and essences, their botanical properties, cultural references and how they were translated into scents." —Women's Wear Daily 

Author Bookshelf: Simone Marchetti

Author Bookshelf: Renato Bruni