Polly has the perfect life. Her children are making their own way in the world, her supermodel model mother is settling in to retired life. Her perfume blog, originally little more than a hobby, is beginning to gain traction. Then, suddenly, her husband ups and leaves with no explanation, and Polly is left to pick up the pieces. The narrative is interspersed with Polly’s blog posts, which are insightful and revealing, as she slowly comes to realise that she will have to confront her problems head on. The Scent of You only serves to enhance Alderson’s reputation as a chick-lit tour de force.