“Nothing awakens a reminiscence like an odour.” - Victor Hugo
Just when I think I’ve heard everything, such as the blog I wrote about a horror book written on toilet paper, something else comes along. This time it’s Smell of Books™. This is an aerosol spray to make your e-book smell like a real book. I guess it has been tested because there is a list of compatible e-reading devices and formats.
Smell of Books™ comes in New Book Smell, Scents of Sensibility, Classic Musty, Crunchy Bacon and Eau You Have Cats. Visit their site for descriptions of the scents and warnings. It’s a fun read. For instance, the Crunchy Bacon scent is not recommended for Vegans. None of the scents are to be used on real books or on burning books.
New Book Smell is $28.99 per can, though other scents are cheaper. I might consider purchasing a can at any cost if they come out with a “Guaranteed Best Seller” scent that can be used on paper as well as e-books. How great to have crowds drawn to a display of The Ride by the tempting book cover and then watch as the irresistible aroma entices them to immediately carry it up to the checkout desk.
Personally, it’s not the scent—it’s reading a book on a screen that keeps me from buying e-books. I spend too much time in front of a computer as it is.
Is the ‘new book smell’ something you miss with your e-readers? Would you be tempted by any of the scents? Do you have suggestions for other book flavors?
One last thing, in an effort to finish the editing on my current manuscript and start a new project or two, I am going to reduce my posts from three days a week to two (at least for the summer). I’ll post new blogs on Mondays and Thursdays.
Thanks for stopping by.
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