Perfume that smells like new books

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28 Responses to “Perfume that smells like new books”

  1. Donald Petersen says:

    I guess ol’ Karl’s olfactory sensibilities differ from George LeBay’s.

  2. Keith Melton says:

    All kindles/nooks/etc should come with a sample of this.

  3. iamlegion says:

    I would hit that so hard the bed would get pregnant…

  4. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Is this revenge for magazines that smell like perfume?

  5. Andrew Singleton says:

    Quick! Now come out with an ‘old book’ scent where you get the vanillas and other smells (hold on the musty meldewy stuff please.)

  6. Bender says:

    The smell of mimeographed paper. That is all.

  7. Marja Erwin says:

    First, can they invent a perfume that doesn’t smell like headache, dizziness, and an uncontrollable need to sneeze?

  8. Cyran0 says:

    Clever . . .

    What next: Cologne that smells like freshly-opened, mint-in-box original Star Wars figurines?

  9. Teller says:

    Paper passion is right. Karl’s funny in his eccentric way, but I dislike inane hoopla packaged around toilet water. Ya can’t drink it.

    • retepslluerb says:

      I’m totally going to make a business out of bottled toilet water.

      Edit: For use in toiletes, not taken from toilets.

  10. Øyvind says:

    What’s wrong with simply rubbing yourself with an old book? Is that now no longer good enough? I  favor pre-1950s Jane Austen or Charles Dickens, since they have an almost perfect blend of dust, fungus and tears. Or 60s sci-fi paperback for a more wild night out. This perfume is a bad idea.

    • retepslluerb says:

      That smell doesn’t stick. However, you can get a lasting effect by running the book through a shredder and then a blender afterwards. Don’t leave  out the shredder, otherwise the paper will get too hot and will destroy the smell. 

      Sprinkle sparingly. 

  11. monkey says:

    As much as I am a perfume fan & can play name that note with the best of them for some reason I’m not that excited about this vanity project.  Geza Schoen is a perfumer who has done the niche perfume Escentric Molecules, but, samples of the fragrance are not available and the whole thing is about the package and presentation as a whole.  Besides, book, paperback book, library, all those scents – they have been done before to various levels of success. Vanillin is present in paper & cardboard which increases as it degenerates. (mmmm…. sugar cookie smell) If you crave a good book smell (or cellophane tape, playdoh, river rock or various fires) Christopher Brocious of I Hate Perfume in Brooklyn has an astounding collection he’s made that are the farthest thing from your grannies Channel no 5 or the putrid Axe spray your little brother repels girls with. http://www.cbihateperfume.com/  Demeter has had various book, paperback and cookie fragrances on their fragrance and candle menu for years as well.   http://www.demeterfragrance.com/I think the big question is really: what will the Boing Boing Signature Fragrance Collection Smell like?

    • Dito says:

      …what will the Boing Boing Signature Fragrance Collection Smell like?

      Cthulu musk with a hint of overheated electronics.

  12. jdo says:

    Freshly showered = Paper Passion;  Not having showered in a day or more = In the Library (or would it be the other way around?)

  13. monkey says:

    Brocious’ other stuff is more fun, his different fires are interesting and his river smell. celo tape, cigar tobacco… it’s fun to just wander around and sniff. he’s a fun guy to talk to as well, depending on what day and what mood you catch him. Do you have a I Hate Perfume favorite Jennifer?

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