This Historic Book Odour Wheel pinpoints scent of ancient tomes


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/04/17/this-historic-book-odour-wheel.html


#2

Oh great. So now those pretentious people who like to describe wine with “a heady nose and iconic banana afterburn” will be doing it to books too?


#3

Just smell at it.


#4

Art Of The Deal = flatulence. Got it.


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I don’t know what it is that does it, and this is definitely TMI, but being surrounded by old books has a certain… loosening effect on me.Was not good when I was working in the stacks at UCSB.

As an aside, this has made me realize there might be something to aromatherapy. If old book smell can cause a negative physical result like that, then it’s reasonable hypothesize that some aromas might cause positive effect.


#6

No flatulence, but they do have Fishy/Rancid - Poo in there.


#7

They also have Fishy/Rancid -> Trash, which doesn’t even begin to cover it.


#8

Science behind the naughty librarian?


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