Beyond the Book: Why do books smell good? (and Book Perfume)

Bibliosmia – The act of smelling books


My old copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone smells SO GOOD. I just can’t help but sniff it every time I pick it up :P. Books smelling is my guilty pleasure and it’s also one of the reasons why physical books are preferred by many readers. However, have you ever wonder what causes the smell of books?

( I know ^ THAT^ looks kind of intimidating. If you are interested, you can click here and read the full text.)


For those who prefer video:


You love the aroma so much that you want to wear it? Here! 😀

Now you’ll smell like one. P-E-R-F-E-C-T.


Got a Kindle and you miss the smell (aka me)? Get this!





*Disclaimer: this post is NOT sponsored. I just accidentally discovered the products and would like to share it with you guys 😀

∞ ϟ 9¾ ♔ ⚯͛ △⃒⃘ ➵ ♆

I was casually scrolling through my Tumblr dashboard when I saw this info graphic and so, I decided to write about books aroma. I knew that there’s a perfume that smells like books, but an aerosol e-book enhancer? Never heard of that. It’s ‘the accidental discovery’ in the process of researching (lol). Still, a ‘real’ book is irreplaceable. No matter how technology evolves, traditional ways/things still have their advantages and value.

I had a great time understanding the causes of the aroma of books and I hope you do too! Thank you for stopping by and I’ll see you in my next post 🙂

5 thoughts on “Beyond the Book: Why do books smell good? (and Book Perfume)

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