Books have a smell that combines hints of fresh-cut grass, vanilla, and coffee. Sometimes we reach for the book we’ve read a long time ago just to sniff it one more time. So, why do old books smell so well?
The video created by SciShow and shared on YouTube explains the science behind the book smell.
In short, the scent comes from chemical compounds in three parts of the book: the paper, the ink, and the bindings.
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