Saturday, January 11, 2014

Paper Perfume

I don't really wear any scents, but it's recently come to my attention that there are actual perfumes out there that smell like books. Yes, that's right-- that's a thing, and there are people out there who get me. They might all just seem like "book perfumes," but they all are pretty different in their descriptions! For instance, in the winter time, I'd probably want to smell more like leather bound book with worn cloth and leave the freshly printed book business for spring time. Know what I mean?

A trip to your favorite library or used bookstore. Sweet and lovely with just a touch of the musty smell of aged paper, Demeter's Paperback harnesses that scent with a sprinkling of violets and a dash of tasteful potpourri.

In the Library is a warm blend of English Novel, Russian & Moroccan Leather Bindings, Worn Cloth and a hint of Wood Polish. 
** Read more on the website for a fuller story. It's beautiful! Just a little long to post on here.
Paper Passion Perfume captures the unique bouquet of freshly printed books. Designed by boutique perfumer Geza Schoen in close consultation with Gerhard Steidl and in collaboration with Wallpaper magazine, the perfume expresses that peculiar mix of paper and ink which gives a book its unmistakable aroma, along with the fresh scent which a book opened for the first time releases.

This actually comes from The Story from CB I Hate Perfume, but I think it puts into words perfectly why I would love to have a perfume like this:

"To many of course, these various bookish odors mean nothing. But to an avid reader and collector like myself, these smells are as magical as the bouquet of a great wine is to a connoisseur - a sort of literary terroir. These scents mean Excitement, Adventure, Discovery, Enlightenment and Knowledge. Of course my deep love of reading is exactly what lead me in the first place to begin capturing the scent of books and of the libraries where they live. That's what this perfume is all about."

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