Radhi is living in Paris in 1974 with her French husband, Pierre, and her two young daughters. She loves her job as a lab assistant working for a master perfumer, Delphine, at the House of Ives, but Pierre feels she should spend more time at home with their daughters. Radhi disagrees, and when she is tasked with creating a new fragrance around a painting by Edouard Manet, she travels to her homeland of India to source new ingredients. But part of Radhi’s past will intrude into her present life, and she must make some hard choices. I felt this was very well done; I love reading about foreign locales and cultures and this provided both.