Scent of Triumph: A Novel of Perfume and Passion

By Jan Moran

Historical fiction, General fiction | Paperback, Hardback, eBook, Audiobook


When French perfumer Danielle Bretancourt steps aboard a luxury ocean liner, leaving her son behind in Poland with his grandmother, she has no idea that her life is about to change forever. The year is 1939, and the declaration of war on the European continent soon threatens her beloved family, scattered across many countries. Traveling through London and Paris into occupied Poland, Danielle searches desperately for her the remains of her family, relying on the strength and support of Jonathan Newell-Grey, a young captain. Finally, she is forced to gather the fragments of her impoverished family and flee to America. There she vows to begin life anew, in 1940s Los Angeles. Through determination and talent, she rises high from meager jobs in her quest for success as a perfumer and fashion designer to Hollywood elite. Set between privileged lifestyles and gritty realities, Scent of Triumph is one woman's story of courage, spirit, and resilience.


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When French perfumer Danielle Bretancourt steps aboard a luxury ocean liner, leaving her son behind in Poland with his grandmother, she has no idea that her life is about to change forever. The year is 1939, and the declaration of war on the European continent soon threatens her beloved family, scattered across many countries. Traveling through London and Paris into occupied Poland, Danielle searches desperately for her the remains of her family, relying on the strength and support of Jonathan Newell-Grey, a young captain. Finally, she is forced to gather the fragments of her impoverished family and flee to America. There she vows to begin life anew, in 1940s Los Angeles. Through determination and talent, she rises high from meager jobs in her quest for success as a perfumer and fashion de...


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Jan Moran is a bestselling, award-winning author. She writes smart, stylish fiction, including historical women's fiction for St. Martin's Press, contemporary women's fiction, and nonfiction books. Jan draws on her international travel and business experiences, infusing her books with realistic details and strong, complex, resourceful heroines. Visit her at JanMoran.com. Jan has been featured in numerous prestigious media, including CNN, Women's Wear Daily, Wall Street Journal, Allure, InStyle, O Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Elle, and Costco Connection. She earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and founded a software business in the beauty industry. She resides in Los Angeles.


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Jan Moran is a bestselling, award-winning author. She writes smart, stylish fiction, including historical women's fiction for St. Martin's Press, contemporary women's fiction, and nonfiction books. Jan draws on her international travel and business experiences, infusing her books with realistic details and strong, complex, resourceful heroines. Visit her at JanMoran.com. Jan has been featured in n...


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