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Ancient tomes, well-loved yellow paperbacks, leather-bound grimories, crumbling parchment scrolls, mimeograph ink, and tattered zines

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Fresh from the mail and if the scent morphs much in the next couple weeks I will update this review:

 

in bottle: smells like leather: soft leather. 
 

on skin: burst of leather, followed with paper and and ink. 
 

dry down: settles to paper, like, new paperback books. Less leather now, less ink. 
 

I am not getting ancient from this at all, but a fresh large print or coffee table book type smell. I can *hear* the crinkling of a new book opening, this smells so fresh and authentic. Wondering if aging will bring out the yellowing aspect, or if it will stay fresh book. Smells like the campus library, where newer textbooks are stocked.... would be nice layered in that aspect, maybe with something danish or coffee (more on that....).

 

reminds me of Jovabokaflod without the holiday vibe or the chocolate note (I didn’t ever get hearth from that one). Not perfumey at all like some bookish scents (Svarta ...), but I think Miskatonic U has a more older library type vibe than this one. Leaves me thinking I need a FS of Miskatonic for the autumn. Giving it a bigger test run tonight with my kindle, as book scents are my “go to” bedtime favorites and I think I will enjoy this one, although I may layer it. 

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This starts off strong of leather on me. It's almost all I can smell. As it dries I get whiffs of both paper and ink. After about an hour, the leather has receded, and its a balance of leather, paper, ink and a whiff of dust. After about two hours, its much sweeter and it smells like yellowed paper, whiff of comforting vanilla, dust, and just is plain cozy. Medium throw and wear length.

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This is like walking in a well kept library with leather bound books in a fancy city like Venice. It's lovely from wet to dry. Partial needed.

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Books features a soft leather note with vanillic, tonka-sweetened pages that become sweeter on me with wear. I agree that this is a fresh book scent, not that of an ancient, dusty tome. 

This is one of those book scents where the pages are not completely overpowered by the leather, and for that, I am thankful. This is really lovely. If you like The Book from the Paranorman line, you may like Books as well (due to the page to leather ratio... but they are not the same scent).

I think I need more of this.

Thank you to the kind soul that sent me a sample of this after I missed out on a bottle. :heart: 

Edited by doomsday_disco

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