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For those who have everything: Scent of a bibliophile

A perfume that smells like a freshly printed book — and more in our collection of bizarrely elite consumer products

"The smell of a freshly printed book is the best smell in the world," says fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld, explaining why he helped create Paper Passion ($115), a perfume designed to smell exactly like cracking open a new book. The eau de toilette is a joint project between Lagerfeld, master perfumer Geza Schoen, publisher Gerhard Steidl, and Wallpaper* Magazine, to "celebrate all the glorious sensuality of books." Great, says Cassie Murdoch at Jezebel. And "maybe if you're lucky and you don't bathe regularly, you'll end up smelling like the inside of a library in 20 years." Source: Steidlville.com