I’m sure one day I’ll convert.
But for now, I remain one of the stodgy holdouts against the e-book revolution. Keep your Kindles and your Nooks, and I’ll keep my hardcovers, softcovers, and so-beat-up-they -don’t-even-have-a-cover, honest-to-goodness, books.
I like the weight of a book. I like being able to scribble notes or drawings in the margins, wedge cards and pictures in the pages, and pass them around to my friends and family willy-nilly. I like never having to re-charge my books, and I’ll be darned if a flight attendant interrupts my reading to tell me to put away my book for takeoff or landing.
But one of my top reasons for adoring paper books? I love the way they smell.
However, I don’t know if I would actually want to smell like a book. But in case I change my mind on that one, too, creators Wallpaper* magazine, Geza Schoen and Gerhard Steidl have come up with Paper Passion, a new perfume designed to capture the scent of a freshly printed book. The icing on the cake? Paper Passion even comes packaged in a kitschy little book-box.
The smell of books can be yours, for $115—or roughly the price of an e-reader.
Even though I love the smell of books, that’s a little much for me. I don’t always want to smell like the things I love. Like bacon, for one thing. I don’t want to smell like bacon.
But for someone who does, the people at Fargginay have created bacon perfume.
Back in the 90s, Gap Scents marketed Grass eau de toilette, which was supposed to smell like freshly cut grass. And well, that was discontinued.
What do you think? Is Paper Passion going too far? Would you try bacon perfume?