Saturday, March 17, 2018

The Smell Of Books...?

As I may have told you before, I am an avid reader. I love to read!

I suppose that's why this advertisement caught my eye. Can you believe someone makes a candle that actually smells like books? I'm almost tempted to buy one and see if the claim is true...almost!

Could a Book-Scented Candle Make Your Place Smell… Smarter?
Options include “Sherlock’s Study” and “Reading at the Cafe.”



‘Old Book’ Scented Candle
$18, Amazon

LET’S ADDRESS A TOUCHY, BUT undeniable fact: interesting people (and their homes or offices) don’t always smell good. Geniuses and eccentrics can easily lose sight of little things, like cleaning or hygiene, in their intellectual fervor. Luckily, our idea of how they should smell has been lovingly distilled into a collection of literary-themed scented candles.

Frostbeard Studio offers a range of “Book Lover’s” scents inspired by specific titles, including “The Shire” (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy), “Sherlock’s Study” (the Sherlock Holmes canon), and “Winterfell” (A Song of Ice and Fire). But their most intriguing scents are the more broadly described ones, such as “Old Books” or “Reading at the Cafe.” The whole concept evokes what you want interesting people (and places) to smell like, even if that’s not always the reality.

While some reviewers argue that the candles don’t smell exactly like used books, we’re still intrigued by any scent that makes us feel like we should be reading.

I got this ad from the folks over at AtlasObscura. Plenty of good reading over there, with some interesting stories!

Coffee out on the patio this morning, where the temps are going to be in the mid 80s today!


Mamahen said...

I love books and candles...hmmm. I may have to check into these.

HermitJim said...

Hey Mamahen...
I feel exactly the same way!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Dizzy-Dick said...

I used to read a lot, but now I can find anything I want to know, and some I don't want to know, on the internet. But, reference books, like bird books, encyclopedias, and field guide books of all kinds still have a purpose.

JO said...

Now this sounds interesting. I used to burn candles all the time. But sometimes I would forget to blow them out, so I bought candle warmers works well and you really get to smell what sent your using more than burning them. Plus they last longer. If you order one I'm sure you will let us know how it smells.

We will be at 72 today but tomorrow 62. So your patio it is, besides I like the company

HermitJim said...

Hey Dizzy...
I read a lot of ebooks, but still like the hard copies as well!
Thanks for the visit today!

Hey Jo...
Even if they smell close, that's good enough for me.
Thanks, dear, for dropping by today!