The book begins with several essays followed by almost fifteen hundred fragrance reviews. A nifty glossary of materials and terms (aldehydes anyone?) is located toward the back of the book for those of us who can appreciate nice smells but are otherwise clueless as to the fascinating art of perfumery.
I'll leave you with a quote by Tania Sanchez from her essay "Beauty and the Bees":
"[Perfume should] engage our attention to a satisfying end, first creating an expectation and then satisfying it in a way different and better than you hoped."
Thanks to Bellezza for bringing this book to my attention!