Makes Scents

I did a few talks about the dead book a couple of weeks ago and the audiences always seemed to return to that old faithful ‘but I love the smell of printed books.’ So I made the usual quips about scratch and smell and eau d’page. Well somebody’s done it. Erica Sadun writes:

Enter “Paper Passion“. Created by Geza Schoen, Gerhard Steidl, and Wallpaper magazine, with packaging designed jointly by Karl Lagerfeld and Steidl, the perfume offers a bouquet of “freshly printed books, the best smell in the world,” according to Lagerfeld.


(via TUAW)


1 comment so far

  1. Salamah Pope on

    Will there then be bookshops on the web? Being an ancient Briton I have to say I enjoy browsing in warm bookshops, companionably, with other people around. Browsing the cold web is a lonely business, and I can’t see many of us oldies enjoying mere sights on screens as opposed to the whole physicality of shopping for unknown books – let alone the excitement of finding something attractive which is totally outside one’s usual reading matter….

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