I didn’t have time last week to test any perfumes because I was preparing to give a lecture to the École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information (the library school) at the Université de Montréal on perfume classification. Specifically, I was comparing the Société Française des Parfumeurs classification with the Michael Edwards’ Fragrances of the World taxonomy. Approximately 50 professors, researchers and students attended and I had a great time putting it together and sharing what I had learned of perfume classification over the past few years… fascinating subject.
Part of the presentation included cataloguing Chanel No. 5 as a MARC21 record (in French) which will probably only interest 1 or 2 people on the planet! So… here is the result of my work. I must say that an expert cataloguer helped me through this… (in fact, Gaston did 99% of it). He prefers to remain anonymous but I’ll thank him here.
This record is absolutely free for anyone who would like to add Chanel No. 5 to their library collection and is looking for a pretty nice MARC21 record to go along with it. Beauty!
100 1# $a Beaux, Ernest,$d 1881-1961.$e parfumeur
245 10 $a Chanel No 5$h [parfum] :$b eau de toilette /$c [parfumeur Ernest Beaux, éditrice Gabrielle Chanel]
260 ## $a Paris :$b [Parfums Chanel,$c 1921].
300 ## $a 1 flacon (100 ml) dans une boîte.
700 1# $a Chanel, Gabrielle,$d 1883-1971.$e éditeur
P.S. I know there shouldn’t be blank spaces within the record but I added them to make it more readable.
February 15th addendum – Two corrections to my MARC21 record were sent to me by a highly respected scholar and Director of the Library School. The record has since been corrected. I removed the periods after No. and ml. “Merci beaucoup Monsieur Arsenault!”