Book Debut: New Novel from Bestselling Author and Fragrance Expert

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Perfume and beauty expert Jan Moran’s debut novel, Scent of Triumph, is a sweeping historical saga based on the fictional life of a French perfumer and fashion designer.

Scent of Triumph is a rich tapestry that weaves fragrance into an already compelling story of love and perseverance during WWII.

Jennifer Lopez did it. Coco Chanel did it. Elizabeth Taylor and Taylor Swift did it. Rumor has it that even Lady Gaga’s doing it. Doing what? Making millions with a blockbuster fragrance, that’s what. Bestselling author Jan Moran delves into the exclusive world of perfumery in her new novel, Scent of Triumph, an upscale story of female French perfumer Danielle Bretancourt. As the creator of Scentsa for Sephora (a digital touch screen fragrance finder), and author of the Rizzoli bestseller, Fabulous Fragrances, Jan Moran knows her subject matter well, and weaves true-to-life details into the story. “Jan Moran is the new queen of epic romance,” says USA Today Bestselling author Rebecca Forster. Scent of Triumph is on Amazon at

“In writing Scent of Triumph, I was inspired by forward-thinking women entrepreneurs of the 20th century in beauty and fashion, including Coco Chanel, Nina Ricci, Elizabeth Arden, Estée Lauder, Madame Carven, Mary Kay, and many others,” says Jan Moran. “These smart, gutsy, entrepreneurial women lived cinematic lives steeped in creative endeavors.” She adds, “Modern day female entrepreneurs in today’s beauty and fashion industry include Jo Malone, Bobbi Brown, and a host of celebrities, such as Beyoncé Knowles, Kim Kardashian, and Gwen Stefani.”

In Scent of Triumph, Jan Moran draws on her entrepreneurial experience in the perfume industry to create a vivid, compelling world. Equal parts artist and businesswoman, heroine Danielle Bretancourt enchants men and women alike with a magical perfume blended in France and launched in Hollywood, while World War II rages across the continents. 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, Scent of Triumph is one woman’s story of courage, spirit, and resilience.

As a FiFi Award winner (from The Fragrance Foundation), the author’s expertise rings true with fragrance aficionados and professionals alike. Stephanie Stephens, host and executive producer of, says, “Jan is an exceedingly articulate and vivacious authority on her area of specialty: fragrance. She is a charismatic and elegant presence who knows her business, lives it and loves it.”

Karen Adams of Sniffapalooza, adds, "Scent of Triumph is a rich tapestry that weaves fragrance into an already compelling story of love and perseverance during WWII. Jan's skillful writing, combined with her wealth of olfactory knowledge, makes this a great read for all, but especially the perfume enthusiast.”

Kelly James-Enger, author of the novels White Bikini Panties and The Honesty Index, adds, "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."

For the debut, Jan included a perfume she developed with leading French fragrance house, Mane, creator of many blockbuster fragrances on the market today (i.e., for Ferrragamo, Thierry Mugler, Bijan, etc.), and perfumer Marvel Fields, president of The American Society of Perfumers. In Scent of Triumph, the perfume was named Chimère, which was the actual code name of the fragrance during development. “The experience of creating a perfume, combined with my mother’s recollections of the 1940s, deeply inspired my writing,” says Jan. “Chimère was the aromatrack during my writing.” She adds, “Chimère is a rich, ambery floral Oriental parfum, hauntingly sensual, confident and elegant, reminiscent of the glamor era of vintage Hollywood.”

Some of the bestselling vintage perfumes mentioned in Scent of Triumph include Chanel No. 5 (1921), Guerlain’s Shalimar (1925) and Mitsouko (1919), and Caron’s Tabac Blond (1919).

Scent of Triumph is available in print and ebooks on ebook editions debut November 1, 2012: ePub for Apple’s iBooks for the iPad and iPhone, B&N Nook, Sony Reader, and other ebook readers. The video book trailer is available on YouTube.

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About the Author
Jan Moran is the bestselling author of Fabulous Fragrance I & II. A perfume and beauty expert, she is the creator of Scentsa, a touch screen fragrance finder in Sephora stores, for which she won a FiFi Award from The Fragrance Foundation, a Cisco Growing with Technology Award, and as Stevie Award for Technology. She is often quoted expert in media on beauty, entrepreneurship, and technology, and she has spoken before the Fashion Group International, The Fragrance Foundation, and The American Society of Perfumers. Jan is the Founder and of a technology company specializing in technology for retailers. A life-long entrepreneur and Harvard MBA, she enjoys mentoring other entrepreneurs. She lives in San Diego, California.

Book Facts
Title: Scent of Triumph
Publisher: Briarcliffe Press
Author: Jan Moran
Kindle Pub. Date: August 2012
Pub. Date: Print May 1, 2012
Formats: Print, Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, ePub
Trade Paperback Print ISBN 978-0-9639065-3-3, $15.99 (US), 403 pages, 6 x 9 inches
Kindle ebooks ISBN 978-0-9639065-7-1
Epub ebooks ISBN 978-0-9639065-6-4
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