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For all the moaners who complain that ebooks will never approximate the smell of the real thing, here’s some solid proof for you – and a setback for the makers of book perfume. Because, as the site Compound Interest explains in its infographic, the scent of books is a very complex and multi-layered thing …

infographic on the scent of books

The accompanying article is full of deep and detailed information on the chemistry of book smells. Dive in, and just speculate along the way on how hard the accessory designers who developed odorific peripherals for iPhones might have to go to do something similar for the Kindle.

 
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