• The Scent of You

  • By: Maggie Alderson
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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The Scent of You

By: Maggie Alderson
Narrated by: Zara Ramm
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Publisher's summary

A tale of perfumes, exploring life, love, loss and forgiveness - Maggie Alderson's new best seller.

Are you still married if you haven't seen your husband for months?

Polly's life is great. Her children are away at uni, her glamorous mother - still modelling at 85 - is happily settled in a retirement village, and her perfume blog is taking off. Then her husband announces he needs some space and promptly vanishes.

As Polly grapples with her bewildering situation, she clings to a few new friends to keep her going - Shirlee, the loudmouthed yoga student; Guy, the mysterious, infuriating and hugely talented perfumer; and Edward, an old flame from university.

And while she distracts herself with the heady world of luxury perfume, Polly knows she can't keep reality at bay forever. Eventually she is forced to confront some difficult truths: about her husband, herself, and who she really wants to be.

©2017 Maggie Alderson (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic reviews

"Fact: Maggie Alderson is a goddamn national treasure. Her writing is pithy, warm, incisive and touching, her characters extremely lovable and relatably flawed." ( Cosmopolitan)

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