Published twice a year, Nez explores the world around us via our sense of smell. It provides an insight into the vital role that olfactory sensations play in our lives in a novel approach that encompasses art, literature, science, history, food, and perfume. While a large proportion of each issue is obviously given over to fragrance and perfumery, the relationship between scent and taste is inescapably part of the magazine as well.
Pepper berries, which account for 25% of the world spice trade, are briefly profiled; interestingly, while white pepper is used in cuisine to create a more refined presentation, in perfumery, white pepper extract is prized for its more animalic effect. An American craft brewer avidly asserts the importance of the nose in perfecting artisan beverages. And a French journalist explores the unique aromas of meat: freshly butchered, dry aged, or properly cooked.
Handsomely designed with full color throughout. Paperback. This issue is in English only.