Paper Passion Perfume

by Gerhard Steidl, Geza Schoen

Steidl | July 12, 2012 | Hardcover |

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Paper Passion Perfume captures the unique bouquet of freshly printed books. Designed by boutique perfumer Geza Schoen in close consultation with Gerhard Steidl and in collaboration with Wallpaper* magazine, the perfume expresses that peculiar mix of paper and ink which gives a book its unmistakable aroma, along with the fresh scent which a book opened for the first time releases. Schoen spent days in the depths of the paper-filled Steidl headquarters in Göttingen, sifting through books, papers samples and inks, to find inspiration for a perfume that is true to books, wearable, and which ages well in time - just like a good book. It took Schoen seventeen trials to preserve in his words, "the right balance between the smell of paper as such and an enjoyable perfumistic aesthetic". The elaborate packaging of Paper Passion Perfume does more than justice to the perfume within. The packaging is a real book with a hidden cut-out compartment in which the bottle sits. The first pages of the book contain texts on the pleasures of paper and the Paper Passion project by Nobel Laureate Günter Grass, Karl Lagerfeld, Geza Schoen and Wallpaper* Editor-in-Chief Tony Chambers. The end product is a unique perfume, an homage to the luxurious sensuality of books and in Karl Lagerfeld''s words, "the silent smell of paper".

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 6.3 × 4.33 × 0.39 in

Published: July 12, 2012

Publisher: Steidl

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 3869305010

ISBN - 13: 9783869305011

Found in: Fiction

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Paper Passion Perfume

Paper Passion Perfume

by Gerhard Steidl, Geza Schoen

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 6.3 × 4.33 × 0.39 in

Published: July 12, 2012

Publisher: Steidl

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 3869305010

ISBN - 13: 9783869305011

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Paper Passion Perfume captures the unique bouquet of freshly printed books. Designed by boutique perfumer Geza Schoen in close consultation with Gerhard Steidl and in collaboration with Wallpaper* magazine, the perfume expresses that peculiar mix of paper and ink which gives a book its unmistakable aroma, along with the fresh scent which a book opened for the first time releases. Schoen spent days in the depths of the paper-filled Steidl headquarters in Göttingen, sifting through books, papers samples and inks, to find inspiration for a perfume that is true to books, wearable, and which ages well in time - just like a good book. It took Schoen seventeen trials to preserve in his words, "the right balance between the smell of paper as such and an enjoyable perfumistic aesthetic". The elaborate packaging of Paper Passion Perfume does more than justice to the perfume within. The packaging is a real book with a hidden cut-out compartment in which the bottle sits. The first pages of the book contain texts on the pleasures of paper and the Paper Passion project by Nobel Laureate Günter Grass, Karl Lagerfeld, Geza Schoen and Wallpaper* Editor-in-Chief Tony Chambers. The end product is a unique perfume, an homage to the luxurious sensuality of books and in Karl Lagerfeld''s words, "the silent smell of paper".

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Paper Passion Perfume: Book in a Bottle, Bottle in a Book! As you know, I love to read. Duh. I also love scents. As I admitted in 25 Random Things About Me, "Smell good, and I''ll follow you anywhere." My own signature scent is Pure Grace by Philosophy, but, really, there''s nothing I like better than the smell of a new book. In fact, it''s one reason I still don''t have an e-Reader. So, when I received Paper Passion in the mail the other day, it literally took my breath away. Created by boutique perfumer Geza Schoen and esteemed publisher/printer Gerhard Steidl in collaboration with Wallpaper* magazine, Paper Passion is described as "Perfume for Booklovers." The scent is lovely and comforting - taking a whiff, I felt very much at home - but the packaging blew me away. Just look at it! The gorgeous little hardcover book opens up to short essays and poems by Karl Lagerfeld, Nobel Laureate Gunter Grass, Geza Schoen and Tony Chambers (editor of Wallpaper*), all paying tribute to the scent of paper. And then, you turn the last white page of text and, be still my heart, there are maybe a couple of hundred glorious red pages with a hidden cut-out compartment housing the bottle. I''m in love. If you''re looking for a special gift for a book lover, trust me, this is it. It is a stunning and sensuous tribute to paper, and you just may want to dab a drop or two on the pulse points of your Kindle. posted in STYLE on Sep 12, 2012 for theme: summer http://stylesubstancesoul.com/2012/09/pa
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