Essential Kindle Accessory

Essential Kindle Accessory

You love the convenience of e-books, but still feel that some … emotional connection is missing. Could it be the smell of a book? There’s an answer: Paper Passion perfume.

The fragrance is produced by Geza Schoen, Gerhard Steidl, and Wallpaper magazine, with packaging by Karl Lagerfeld. Publisher Steidl says “The smell of a freshly printed book is the best smell in the world.” The scent bottle comes in a white-bound book, which also contains texts from Günter Grass and Wallpaper editor Tony Chambers. Maybe they’ll produce a more complex scent for people who like the classic aroma of old books:


“The Nose, an Emotional Time Machine,” Natalie Angier, New York Times

“Material Degradomics: On the Smell of Old Books,” Matija Strlič, Jacob Thomas. et al., Analytical Chemistry


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Top image (“The Kindle Gazer, after Lilla Cabot Perry”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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One Response to “Essential Kindle Accessory”

  1. Dee Says:

    I love having at least some of my books back, after being in storage over three years. My husband keeps saying there will be no more books. Only book-scents? I still can’t open my great aunt’s 1952 edition of Larousse Gastronomique because of fifty years of her/their cigarette smoke. I just did to get the date, cough, cough, but I’m not called The Book Lady for naught.

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