What Is That ‘Old Books Smell’? Chemistry Has Answers – Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg – Video – The Atlantic

19 04 2012

What Is That ‘Old Books Smell’? Chemistry Has Answers – Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg – Video – The Atlantic: “Based on research by scientists at University College, London, a video from AbeBooks explains the causes of the characteristic odor of old books. According to the video, the lead scientist on the study described it as a “combination of grassy notes with a tang of acids and a hint of vanilla over an underlying mustiness.”

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