I am the Tania Sanchez who wrote with Luca Turin the well-received doorstop Perfumes: The A-Z Guide, the first major critical guide to perfume in English, published in the US by Penguin and in the UK by Profile Books, and in translation in Japan.
If you haven’t bought three copies—one for the road, one for the bedside, and one stolen by someone you considered a friend—ask yourself if you’ve done all you can.
Before ditching everything to move to London to help write this lunatic work, I grew up in the California East Bay, where I attended public school with no visible harm done. I lived in New York for thirteen years, semi-enjoying an unfocused hack career without glory. If you are interested in having an unfocused hack career without glory, write me and I will happily tell you how it can be yours.
I got the chance to write half of Perfumes: The A-Z Guide because Luca read my old blog (which I’ve taken down because I get sick of my old writing) and he thought, she could do it. I didn’t agree, but he insisted. My father learned to swim when his older sister threw him in a lake. It runs in the family.
I now live in Varkiza, Greece, with a man I’m madly in love with and two cats. This is my personal blog. I am also trying to write a novel, on which I keep getting painfully stuck.
Follow me on Twitter: @taniasanchez
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