Friday, May 6, 2011
Paper Passion: Coming Soon to a Fragrance Counter Near You!
Karl Lagerfeld To Launch Fragrance That Smells Like Books. (Forbes, 4/19/2011)
Excerpt: You know print is in danger when it suddenly is exotic enough to inspire a perfume. Designer Karl Lagerfeld — the eccentric creative director at Chanel and Fendi, as well as his own eponymous label — has announced a new fragrance called Paper Passion, which will smell … like books. (Whether it will smell like the freshly printed and bound trade books you find at Barnes & Noble or the musty old things you unearth while rifling through used-book bins is uncertain.)
Photo of Lagerfeld's personal library.