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Room Sprays That Smell Like Books

Room Sprays That Smell Like Books: Cool or Crazy?


I have not yet given into the e-book craze. I love books and the culture of bookstores too much. I'm especially fond of used books. As long as no one has underlined too many things or (even worse) highlighted passages, there's an added dimension to the random notations, the yellowed pages, and . . . the smell. The smell of used books is practically an aphrodisiac to me.

Smell of Books is banking on the fact that those who have moved on to the Kindle may be feeling nostalgic for all those musty smells. They've created a line of sprays that include scents like New Book Smell, Scent of Sensibility (smells like a Jane Austen book!), Eau You Have Cats, and Crunchy Bacon Scent (what?!). These aren't the first ones; niche perfumer Christopher Brosius actually has an amazing fragrance called In the Library.

So are these sprays cool or crazy?

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