I recently finished reading and reviewing M.J. Rose’s latest novel, The Collector of Dying Breaths and once again fell under the spell of Rose’s writing style!
One of the things that I loved about this novel was the importance of scent and how scent can play such a huge role in our lives and memories. It’s my pleasure to host this guest post from Rose.
Below you will find an enticing quote from the book, a rare perfume bottle that could easily have been one in Jac’s own collection, and a quote that inspired Rose to write this bewitching novel!
It is with irony now, forty years later, to think that if I had not been called a murderer on the most frightening night of my life, there might not be any perfume in Paris today. And that scent—to which I gave my all and which gave me all the power and riches I could have hoped for—is at the heart of why now it is I who call myself a murderer.
From The Collector of Dying Breaths by M.J. Rose
The quote that inspired it all!
A beautiful perfume is the one which gives us a shock: a sensory one followed by a psychological one.