I came across a short portion of a Shelf Awareness newsletter article that mentioned a new perfume coming out called Paper Passion, created by Karl Lagerfield (I didn’t know who he was either, I guess he’s a designer who also owns a bookstore in Paris and is opening one in Manhattan soon). Of course, being a book lover I was intrigued!
It turns out that there are several other perfumes out on the market that smell like books, paper, libraries, etc. I have a nook ereader and one of the biggest things I hear from skeptics is “I love the smell of books, I don’t want to lose that.” Well, now you don’t have to, just buy a bottle of perfume, spray a spritz on your ereader cover and VOILA there you go, the convenience of an ereader with the smell of your favorite tome.
Here are some perfumes I have found so far with this theme, might be worth checking out!
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DEMETER Paperback perfume is “sweet and just a touch musty”
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CB I Hate Perfume:: In the Library is “warm blend of English Novel*, Russian & Moroccan Leather Bindings, Worn Cloth and a hint of Wood Polish”
The creator shares a wonderful story of why he was inspired to create
the fragrance. Read the story behind the fragrance: here.
Those are just 2, I found several more. Paper Passions hasn’t come out yet and I haven’t been able to find a release date anywhere.
Have you ever come across a perfume that reminded you of books/reading/paper/libraries? Would you ever buy a perfume like that? Do you have a favorite? I’m fascinated by these perfumes, I haven’t come across this before and I’m very intrigued! It’s definitely interesting for those of us with ereaders who crave that new/old book smell!