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Perfumes are more than a scent. They are a state of mind — at least that what all the ads tell us.

A little dab here and you're picnicking in fields of wild flowers, or experiencing the blush of first love. A spritz there and you're rolling in satin sheets, and feeling oh so Hollywood. Dab your wrist, and you're on a tropical paradise, without leaving the office.

But how do you really know how all these perfumes really smell on you?

The authors of a new book on perfumes with whom we speak today have traveled the world and sniffed the world's best and worst.

This hour, On Point: A perfume primer guaranteed to stir your soul and senses.Guests:

Luca Turin, a biophysicist and perfume critic, is co-author of the new book, "Perfumes: The Guide."

Tania Sanchez, a writer and perfume critic, is co-author of "Perfumes: The Guide."

This program aired on April 21, 2008.

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