Perfume that smells like new books


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.  Demeter has had various book, paperback and cookie fragrances on their fragrance and candle menu for years as well. 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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