Hi Parker -- Dzing! is one of my favorites, and some say it smells of cardboard, but I focus more on the soft, almost gamey, leather aspect. Dzing! doesn't smell of a bookstore at all, but it is alluring and more-ish.
I've been looking for a perfume or candle for a young woman that captures the scent of a bookstore. Any suggestions? I've read that Dzing! by L’Artisan Parfumeur is close, but I'd like your professional opinion.
CB I Hate Perfume has a scent called In the Library, which highlights the sweet, borderline mildewy aspect of library books. It's evocative of tomes in an old building, but doesn't smell like hot-off-the-press books with their fresh, crisp pages and fresh, crisp ink.
I'd go for Comme des Garçons Odeur 71, which possesses a photocopier ozonic charge, along with a slightly-burnt woody smell that conjures fresh paper -- and B.O.
I don’t know about y’all, but I always smell B.O. in bookstores. I’m not sure if the B.O. "aromatics" are the result of keyed-up bookworms’ overactive sweat glands, or something in the chemical makeup of new books that mimics it.
It’s a great smell, and always gets me “gingered up”, as the Brits say. Something to do with having a crush on a bookstore employee back when I was a teenager, and spending many hours doing some nubile lurking behind the stacks.
And despite the unconventional nature of these odors as perfumes notes, they all smell dandy on the skin.
Fumeheads – can you recommend some bookstore scents for Parker?