The Perfumer | Scent of Triumph | Author Jan Moran
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Owned & Operated by Sunny Palms Press, LLC.
Owned & Operated by Sunny Palms Press, LLC.

The Perfumer

Scent of Triumph: A Riveting WWII Saga about a French Perfumer: Historical 20th Century Novels

About the Book

Set between privileged lifestyles and gritty realities, The Perfumer: Scent of Triumph is one woman’s story of courage, spirit, and resilience.

A young French perfumer. A world at war. A personal vengeance that could destroy a family.

Europe, 1939: At the dawn of World War II, French perfumer Danielle Bretancourt and her German husband strive to ensure their family’s safety, yet neither can foresee the ultimate cost. From London to Paris, Danielle struggles to find her missing child and aid the French Resistance, even as she grieves her losses.

As the war intensifies, Danielle is forced to seek refuge in America to save the lives of her remaining family. She draws on her skills as a talented perfumer to lift her family out of crushing poverty. Yet even as she forges a new life among the Hollywood elite, she cannot forget her child nor the man who risked everything for her. Even an ocean away, she discovers that safety remains an illusion.

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“A novel that gives fans of romantic sagas a compelling voice to follow.”

– Booklist

“A well-spun and sweeping debut novel about a fearless, headstrong woman. Spanning multiple continents and set against the backdrop of World War II, Jan Moran deftly weaves plotlines and tackles tough issues, all to a satisfying conclusion. Add in glimpses of the high-end fragrance trade, and SCENT OF TRIUMPH offers a thoroughly engaging tale, rich in all five senses.”

— Michelle Gable, Author of A Paris Apartment

“Jan Moran delivers a sweeping tale that transports readers from the lavender scented fields of Provence to the pulsing boulevards of Paris, from the flashy parties of Hollywood to the war-ravaged rubble of Nazi-occupied Poland. SCENT OF TRIUMPH is as full and rich as the intoxicating perfumes blended at the hands of its memorable and worthy heroine, Danielle. Heartbreaking, evocative, and inspiring, this book is a powerful journey.”

– Allison Pataki, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Accidental Empress

“Utterly inescapable. Jan Moran’s masterful romance comes with a bonus: she interweaves this romantic tale with a behind-the-scenes look at perfumery.”

― Allegra Jordan, author of The End of Innocence

“Jan Moran has written a sweeping saga of one woman’s journey through World War II and her unwillingness to give up even when faced with the toughest challenges. Danielle is a character readers will cherish and Jan’s descriptions of the perfume industry and Europe under siege are mesmerizing. A heartbreaking, evocative read that will transport readers to another place and time and not let go. I could not turn the pages fast enough!”

— Anita Hughes, Author of Lake Como

“A haunting, multilayered historical romance, (Jan Moran’s) Scent of Triumph takes us on an epic journey with the most resilient of heroines as our guide. It is a book to savor, like the most beautiful of perfumes. Inhale. Exhale. I was riveted from start to finish…and I’m only just now finding my breath.”

— Samantha Vérant, author of Seven Letters from Paris; A Memoir

“Hard to put down … captivating. The tragedies of war, conflicts in family, love, and passion for perfumery paint a realistic, historical portrait of some of the fragrance industry’s most famous women who created today’s top cosmetic firms. A “must read” for anyone in the cosmetic industry or even starting a business.”

— Marvel Fields, Chairman, American Society of Perfumers

“From war-torn Europe to the sunny climes of Southern California, SCENT OF TRIUMPH is a captivating tale of love, loss, determination and reinvention. A page-turner.”

— Karen Marin, Givenchy Paris

“Action, suspense and romance as it follows its intrepid heroine through the turbulent years of World War II, from the depths of tragedy to the heights of success. Fragrance lovers will enjoy the skillful way in which scent is woven into the story…and how the heroine’s experiences are filtered through her highly refined sense of smell.”

– Nancy Arnott, A&E Television Networks

“Jan Moran is the new queen of the epic romance.”

– USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Forster, Author of Expert Witness

“A rich tapestry that weaves fragrance into an already compelling story of love and perseverance during World War II. Jan’s skillful writing, combined with her wealth of olfactory topiramate online uk knowledge, makes this a great read for all, but especially the perfume enthusiast.”

– Karen Adams, Co-Founder, Sniffapalooza

“When you lose everything, one must embrace. SCENT OF TRIUMPH follows the struggles of Danielle Bretancourt von Hoffman, who following the Second World War [attempts] to find her place in society, and finds her talent of identifying any scent on her own; she uses those talents to build her way up through the fashion world and Hollywood. Drawing heavily on the author’s own experience, SCENT OF TRIUMPH has a dedicated look into the history of the world of fashion, recommended.”

– Midwest Book Review

“A stylish, compelling story of a family torn apart by war and a woman’s courageous efforts to bring them back together, SCENT OF TRIUMPH has everything: romance, heartache, spying, intrigue, and vivid settings. Danielle is just the kind of feisty female protagonist that I love, but what really sets SCENT OF TRIUMPH apart is the backdrop of perfumery that suffuses the story with the delicious aromas of rose, jasmine, lavender, bergamot, cinnamon bark, cloves and bitter orange. You can almost smell them as you read – a remarkable feat!”

— Liz Trenow, Author of The Poppy Factory

“A gripping World War II story of poignant love and devastating, heart-wrenching loss. The perfumes are so beautifully described, you can smell them wafting up from the pages.”

— Gill Paul, Author of The Affair

”Warm and well written, with characters who attract the reader’s sympathy and affection. A lovely story well-told, which will appeal to romantics, fashion and perfume devotees, and fans of historical fiction.”

— Amy Edelman, founder of

“In SCENT OF TRIUMPH, Jan Moran has created a resilient, talented, yet relatable character in Danielle. Her story will resonate with any woman who has faced the challenges of parenting, loving, and working to build a future for herself—as well as those who are looking for a good read, and a satisfying ending.”

— Kelly James-Enger, Author of White Bikini Panties and The Honesty Index

“Strengths: Courageous heroine; Star-crossed lovers; Daunting saga; Splendid sense of time and place, capturing the unease and turmoil of the 1940’s; HEA. Measure of Love: Teaspoon Introspection Level: Medium. Thoughts: An engaging story featuring a larger-than-life heroine.”

— Heroes and Heartbreakers

“Absolutely riveting…the heroine in SCENT OF TRIUMPH stands out as a good role model to women.”

— Joan Holman, Internet Marketing Guru

“SCENT OF TRIUMPH will appeal to anyone who enjoys historical romance. Filled with love, loss, struggle, triumph. Moran writes in such a way that you will feel as if you were transported back to the era. Her characters are interesting and well developed. Very unique, an enjoyable read.”

— Rebecca’s Reads Review


The Details

Published: November 3, 2020
Publisher: Sunny Palms Press
Formats: EbookPaperbackHardcoverAudiobook
Translations: DeutschItalianoLithuanian
ISBN-10: 1647780179 ISBN-13: 978-1647780173 ASIN: B087CL3JK5
Genres & Tropes
20th Century Romance, Women's Fiction, Family Saga, Historical Fiction, WWII, Perfume, Perfumery

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