Scent of Triumph
"Jan Moran is the new queen of the epic romance."
- USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Forster
"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
Paris-born Danielle Bretancourt von Hoffman is a modern young woman with a natural gift. In the language of perfumery, she is a Nose, with the rare ability to recognize thousands of essences by memory.
Her life takes a tragic turn when her husband and their only son are stranded behind enemy lines. She spies for the French resistance, but is forced to flee Europe with fragments of her family.
Destitute, she mines her talents to create a magnificent perfume that captures the hearts of Hollywood stars, then gambles to win wealth and success as a couturier. Her intelligence and flair attracts the adoration of Jonathan Newell-Grey, head of England’s top shipping conglomerate, and Cameron Murphy, Hollywood’s most charismatic star.
Danielle charts her course through devastating wartime losses and revenge; lustful lovers and loveless marriages; and valiant struggles to reunite her family. Set between privileged lifestyles and gritty realities, here is one woman's story of courage, spirit, and resilience.
Fabulous Fragrances II"The art of perfume is the art of romance; it is an endless affair of the heart."
- Jan Moran
Are you bewildered at the beauty counter when trying to select a fragrance? Ever wonder about the history of your favorite perfume? Are you curious to know what your favorite celebrities are wearing?
Author and expert Jan Moran leads a fragrant passage through the glamorous world of perfumery. The first edition of Fabulous Fragrances blazed the trail, revealing the stories behind more than 350 prestige perfumes for women. Fabulous Fragrances II includes new women's fragrances, unisex scents, and a new men's section.
Published September 2001