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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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terryt18 terryt18 8 years
omg, I HATE when ppl highlight in books!
gerrian gerrian 8 years
why not make perfume that smells like paper that goe out of a photocopier? i like that one much better ..LOL :D
chinadollxxx chinadollxxx 8 years
new book smells good :P
margokhal margokhal 8 years
I thought people tried to stay AWAY from their libraries and bookshelves smelling like must OR cats....??? I can understand "new book", I actually want that one, or the lavender-y looking one - but BACON? WTF?! I agree with ally, this would make an awesome gag gift - just hope the "eau, you have cats" scent doesn't ACTUALLY smell like cats!
ally14 ally14 8 years
Cool. It would make a hilarious gag gift for an avid reader.
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
MSucre, what on earth would give you that impression?
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
efsarbaby, it's not a gag gift! It isn't even sold! :oy: And she compares it to actual products.
Jinx Jinx 8 years
I love the smell of a dusty leather bound book, but I wouldn't want it in a spray. I will inhale freshly mowed lawn and say I love the smell, but I won't buy the scented candles that smell exactly the same, either. :)
xxstardust xxstardust 8 years
I think my boyfriend would enjoy the crunchy bacon scent, but then I'd be cooking bacon daily because it'd make him hungry.
Phil Phil 8 years
AWESOME! I would love it if my home smelled like a library. Also would be nifty if included was a little baggy with little paper shavings to sprinkle around whenever you download a new e-book and miss the book-dandruff that comes with a new book. A nice accent would be a tea and madeleine fragrance!
efsarbaby efsarbaby 8 years
I think you can know something is a gag gift (which isn't the same as satire!) and still ask if it's cool or crazy.
MSucre MSucre 8 years
Chatondeneige -- I take it you would respond cool?
rachel-lady rachel-lady 8 years
ditoo, chatondeneige
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
Does Tres not understand jokes? Like, I'm genuinely concerned that she doesn't know what satire is...
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
"Classic musty?" Gross, I don;t like the smell of old books.
Angela123 Angela123 8 years
i love the smell of books, ESPECIALLY new books, but I don't know that I want my room to smell like one?!! Also...what does bacon have to do with books?
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I'd like to know what they actually smell like, but I love the scent of books, new or used.
juicebox07 juicebox07 8 years
I voted cool, only because I'm a book geek and also like the smell of books.
tglynn tglynn 8 years
...bacon scented books?
skigurl skigurl 8 years
and while i don't want my house smelling like crunch bacon, i am sure some crazy bacon fans would love this!
skigurl skigurl 8 years
books i can handle. eau, you smell like cats is repulsive and classic musty is only further reinforcement that these are a joke
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