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ALYSSA HARAD - Coming to My Senses

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 7:00pm
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
Coming to My Senses: A Story of Perfume, Pleasure, and an Unlikely Bride Cover Image
ISBN: 9780670023615
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Viking Books - July 5th, 2012




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Coming to My Senses:
A Story of Perfume, Pleasure,
and an Unlikely Bride.

Join us for an evening with writer and perfume nerd Alyssa Harad as she leads an interactive discussion about perfume as you've never thought of it before!

We'll enjoy gourmet truffles from Delysia Chocolatier created especially for this event and based on one of the scents in the book, as well as fragrant jasmine bellinis. All of our senses will be heightened at this extraordinary event! 

About Coming to My Senses: At thirty-six—earnest, bookish, terminally shopping averse—Alyssa Harad thinks she knows herself. Then one day she stumbles on a perfume review blog and, surprised by her seduction by such a girly extravagance, she reads in secret. But one trip to the mall and several dozen perfume samples later, she is happily obsessed with the seductive underworld of scent and the brilliant, quirky people she meets there. If only she could put off planning her wedding a little longer. . . .

With warmth and humor, Harad traces the way her unexpected passion helps her open new frontiers and reclaim traditions she had rejected. Full of lush description, this intimate memoir celebrates the many ways there are to come to our senses.

About the author: Alyssa Harad grew up in Boise, Idaho. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard and a PhD in English from the University of Texas. Her writing has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine and the perfume blogs Now Smell This and Perfume-Smellin’ Things. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband.

About Delysia Chocolatier: Woman owned and operated, Delysia Chocolatier is a national gourmet chocolate company based in Austin, Texas. Their products include handmade chocolate truffles, personalized solid chocolates, molded chocolate menus, and chocolate bride & groom cake crowns. Their  creations are available to individual consumers as well as wholesale purchasers. Their chocolate products can be purchased through their online store or at their partners’ establishments.


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