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I know I do. I have to admit that I enjoy cracking open a new book and smelling it sometimes. Always different — based on paper, glue, ink, etc. — but always interesting. And of course old books have interesting smells of their own. My wife (who I drag to used bookstores all the time) describes the smell of those old, cramped, disorganized, often dirty bookstores as “that weird maple-y smell.” In any case, you too can smell like books soon, courtesy of designer Karl Lagerfeld. I didn’t realize that Lagerfeld was a bibliophile, but apparently he is (I’m not sure I believe the rumor that he owns 300,000 books) and is developing a fragrance that smells like books.

I’d probably buy it. And take a look at the photos of his apartment library — beautiful stuff.

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