The Case Against Fragrance

The Case Against Fragrance is a departure for me and probably a surprise for readers of my other books. Why would a novelist turn her hand to a non-fiction book on the subject of fragrance? The answer is that my life is being increasingly blighted by the scents that are all around us these days - in perfumes and colognes, shampoos and cleaning products, air fresheners and room fragrances. All those things give me headaches that can make ordinary pleasures like going shopping, sitting in a cafe or seeing a movie no fun at all. I wanted to find out why.


Based on good science, the book gathers what's known about fragrance and presents it in a user-friendly way.  The facts behind the glamour might surprise you.