Paper Passion Perfume

Hardcover | July 12, 2012

Contribution byGeza Schoen, Karl Lagerfeld, Günter Grass

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Paper Passion Perfume captures the unique olfactory pleasures of the freshly printed book. Designed by boutique perfumer Geza Schoen in close consultation with Gerhard Steidl and in collaboration with Wallpaper magazine, the book expresses that distinctive mix of paper and ink which gives a book its unmistakable aroma. 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--just like a good book. It took Schoen 17 trials to preserve what he calls "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 cut-out compartment in which the bottle sits. The first part of the book contains 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 captures the unique olfactory pleasures of the freshly printed book. Designed by boutique perfumer Geza Schoen in close consultation with Gerhard Steidl and in collaboration with Wallpaper magazine, the book expresses that distinctive mix of paper and ink which gives a book its unmistakable aroma. Schoen spent days in the depths of the paper-filled Steidl headquarters in Gött...

Born on October 16, 1927 in Gdansk, Poland, Günter Wilhelm Grass was a member of the Hitler Youth in the 1930s. At the age of 16, he was drafted into the German military, was wounded, and became a prisoner of war in 1945. His first novel, The Tin Drum (1959), selected by the French as the best foreign language book of 1962, is the story of Oscar Matzerath, a boy who refuses to grow up as a protest to the cruelty of G...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:7.25 × 5.25 × 0.68 inPublished:July 12, 2012Publisher:SteidlLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3869305010

ISBN - 13:9783869305011

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