There is nothing like the smell of books…


“There is nothing like the smell of books, both new and old. If someone ever bottled the smell, I would be all over it.”

Well, someone did. Not only bottled it as perfume, there are candles and home sprays as well.
I’ve heard people say: “I just can’t read electronic books. I miss the smell, the paper under my fingertips, the soft sound of pages turning…” Can we do something to change that experience? Reading electronic books does not mean we have to give up on one of the most wonderful scents in the world – the book smell.

There are many home and beauty products out that evoke the book smell: book scented candles, book scented perfumes and home sprays, with a combination of woody notes with a tang of acids and a hint of vanilla or leather over an underlying mustiness…and more. The range is fascinating: from inky scent of new books, to leathery tone of old libraries or touch of mildew mixed with trace of jasmine in mothballs and wet paper antique smell.

What if I told you that we can recreate not only your favorite book but also the characters and events described? Yes, we can do just that!
Just close your eyes and think about fragrances that stir from your memory when you think about that special book: we’ll find the match…

Ladies, if you wish to get that scent all over you, try CB Hate Perfume – “In The Library”, for example.

Notes: woody, hint of leather

Created by: Christopher Brosius

If you would like to recreate that sweet smell of a library, a specific book or atmosphere at your home or office (or a book store, for that matter) – contact me. Just as you have carefully designed visual elements of your home or a workplace, tactile and musical ambiance, do not miss to create an olfactory experience you will enjoy and be remembered by.

The Plum Girl
Photo: Johanna Goodyear @Dreamstime

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