Feb 6, 2009

Smells like newsprint and sunshine

Hey, what's your favourite scent? Mouldy novels? Dust? Silverfish? Well, prepare to have your aural senses delighted!

In the Library, a perfume specially designed to add just a touch of the glamour of working in the public library system to your everyday, humdrum rountine. Now, you, too, can smell like Nancy Pearl (or me, if you're into that [I know I am])!

From the site:

The Scent
English Novel taken from a Signed First Edition of one of my very favorite novels, Russian & Moroccan leather bindings, worn cloth and a hint of wood polish.
Don't you find there are few things more wonderful than the smell of a much-loved book? Newly printed books certainly smell very different from older ones. The ink is so crisp. I've also noticed that books from different periods & different countries also have very different smells. And then there are the scents of different bindings: leather is marvelous of course but I find a peculiar pleasure in musty worn clothbound books as well. Perhaps just a hint of mildew!

And no, this is not a joke. Smell like a library. Next up: the scent of a high-school gymnasium. Mmmm...sweaty.

I kid, of course, as I'd love to get a whiff of this. HINT: my birthday's in October.

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