Almond, Vanilla or Nutmeg? Let’s Talk about Book Smells!

Cindy Fazzi

Books-NewRelease-CindyFazziPic New books smell crisp and very different from old books.

Professor Faber, the bibliophile in Ray Bradbury’s classic dystopian novel, “Fahrenheit 451,” sniffs a book and says: “Do you know that books smell like nutmeg or some spice from a foreign land?” His simple observation embodies our love affair with traditional books, which endures because of how they feel in our hands and also how they smell.

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  1. As someone who loves (good) scents, and who worked at a college for essential oil practitioners in which the history of scent is studied, this sounds like a fascinating read!

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