That “Old Book Smell” Is a Mix of Grass and Vanilla

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We love this post on the tactile smell of old books from Smithsonian Mag:  The article discusses the “chemistry of old books” that “gives your cherished tomes their scent.” With age, the chemical makeup utilized in pressing the books, including the “the glue, the paper, the ink–begin to break down.” These compounds then contribute to [….]

The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro

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The Perfume Collector Kathleen Tessaro HarperCollins Publishers First Edition:  May 14, 2013 ISBN 978-0-06-225783-3 It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book in its entirety in a single day, but last week it happened with Kathleen Tessaro‘s marvelous new novel The Perfume Collector.  It’s not that I was curled up in a chair, [….]