I must admit that I love the smell of old books. Sure, I also like the technology of today's e-book readers. I appreciate the lower prices, the ability to carry hundreds of books in a tiny package, and the ease of adding new books to my personal library. e-Book readers can do all that and more. Yet, I somehow miss the smell of an old, leather-bound book.
Once again, technology steps in. Thanks to a product called Smell of Books™, you can finally enjoy reading e-books without giving up the smell you love so much. Smell of Books™ ships in an aerosol can and is described as "a revolutionary new aerosol e-book enhancer." I'm not so sure about the word "revolutionary," but I think I'd like to try this product just to see how it works.
The product is available in several aromas:
- New Book Smell
- Classic Musty Smell
- Scent of Sensibility
- Eau You Have Cats
- Crunchy Bacon Scent
I think I might skip the "Eau You Have Cats." Somehow, I also doubt if the smell of bacon will substitute for an old book, even if it is bound with pigskin.
I suspect this product is not a complete substitute for standard books. I also am a bit concerned about the warnings on the label: "Please use in well ventilated area. May cause dizziness and hallucinations." Hallucinations? Only on Stephen King novels!
The scented aromas sell for $4.99 to $28.99. The Smell of Books™ web site may be found at http://smellofbooks.com/ but please note there is no address for ordering.
I "smell" a practical joke here. Wait a minute. Isn't today April first?