Blog All About It: My Favorite Scent

Posted March 28, 2018 by shooting in Discussion / 46 Comments

I’m taking part in the Blog All About It challenge, where every month, there is a prompt for you to write about in whatever way you wish. For March, the prompt is “favorite scent.”

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One of my absolute favorite scents is the smell of books. Yes, I’m one of those people that will repeatedly smell their books. Certain ones really do have better smells than others; for example, I think most graphic novels tend to smell really good. I’m also one of those crazy people that will smell books wherever they are, no matter if I’m in public or not. So if you ever see me out and about, don’t be surprised if I just randomly start sniffing the book I’m reading. Hey, it’s better than sniffing other things…right?!

the smell of books
I feel like this stuffed animal is sniffing their book…

Not only do I sniff the books I’m reading, but if it smells really good, I’m likely to have my family sniff it too. I have to make sure I’m not the only one getting this smelly goodness! Don’t worry – they’re pretty used to me at this point, so it’s not like it comes as a shock.

Tell me: do you like the smell of books? Are you like me and always sniffing the books you read?

46 responses to “Blog All About It: My Favorite Scent

  1. Yes to the smell of books! But a “weird” scent I also love is vinegar? People think I’m really weird for that but I can’t help it. Every time I need it when I’m cooking, I sniff the bottle, haha.

  2. I love this… and the smell of old books! You’re right… there’s nothing quite like it, and I love old book stores for this reason in particular. See, another thing those new Kindles can’t possibly compete with 🙂

  3. I understand the book smell totally. I love fresh cut grass, dirty that has been turned over and clean laundry dried on the clothes line.

  4. I like the smell of books, too, but some of my absolute favorite scents are bonfire, pine, and diesel fuel. I know that last one is weird, but it reminds me of my dad (because he’s a semi-truck driver).

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  5. Depends on the book. Some books, I remember from back in the day, were printed on cheaper, coarse paper and they didn’t smell as good. The nice, glossy pages are the best.

  6. I have noticed that books have different smells to them. I love the smell of a new cookbook.

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  7. I am the same way! I LOVE the smell of books (and bookstores!). That is why I will never be a Kindle person. Give me a real book over electronic any day! 🙂

    Jasmin

  8. I can’t stop laughing Lauren, you encourage the family to smell them too. I love the scent of new books as well. I’ll stand in the bookstore checkout and sniff them. Staff don’t even bat an eyelid, they must be used to seeing us book sniffing weirdos all the time 😀

  9. I’m a bibliophile who does NOT like the smell of books. I KNOW! It’s crazy!! My favorite smell is bleach (not kidding) or Lemon Pledge, so if I find candles like that I’m all about it!

  10. yes to the smell of books! I was tag last week on twitter “5 favorite scents” and books pages was one of my responses 🙂 glad to hear I’m not the only one that smells her books 🙂

  11. Jen

    I love the smell of books too, well not smoky ones from the library… All other book scents from new to old are great!

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