July 21st, 2012
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What Is “Old Book Smell”?

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“A combination of grassy notes with a tang of acids and a hint of vanilla over an underlying mustiness” is how an international team of chemists describes the unique odor of old books in a study. Poetic, sure, but what exactly causes it?

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    love that smell
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