Now I happen to know for a fact that this will please one of our dear friends! Ellington, are you ready? Someone (very passionate, I might add) thought about capturing and encapsulating a library’s odors in a tiny bottle and call it “In The Library”.
While the name may not be as much as a giveaway, the actual words of its creator may speak to your heart:
“There are few things more wonderful than the smell of a much-loved book. Newly printed books certainly smell very different from older ones. Their ink is so crisp though the odor of their paper is so faint. Older books smell riper and often sweeter. Illustrated books have a very different odor from those with straight text and this smell often speaks of their quality. I’ve also noticed that books from different countries and different periods have very individual scents too. These speak not only of their origin, but of their history to this moment. I can distinguish books that were well cared for from those that were neglected.”
We all have our little “book moments” and I sure love the smell of a new book. However, I never really thought someone would go to such extents as to capture it in a fragrance! Magical and scary at the same time (it makes me think about “Perfume”). Would you give it a try? Oh – what’s the smell like? I’ll just let the author describe it best:
“The main note in this scent was copied from one of my favorite novels originally published in 1927. I happened to find a signed first edition in pristine condition many years ago in London. I was more than a little excited because there were only ever a hundred of these in the first place. It had a marvelous warm woody slightly sweet smell and I set about immediately to bottle it.”