Thursday, October 10, 2013

Old Book Smell.

Did you know?

Lignin, the stuff that prevents al trees from adopting the weeping habit, is a polymer made up of units that are closely related to vanillin. When made into paper and stored for years, it breaks down and smells good. Which is how divine providence has arranged for secondhand bookstores to smell like good quality vanilla absolute, sublimely stoking a hunger for knowledge in all of us.
~Perfume: The Guide

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