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A smoky mix of leather, old books, and exotic spices

It took Schütze a year of experimentation to develop a formula that captured his intentions—both practically, since the perfume had to disperse from room-temperature paper rather than a warm body, and also conceptually. The result, a smoky mix of leather, old books, and exotic spices, has proved unexpectedly covetable.

 — Nicola Twilley writes about the entries for Art & Olfaction's Sadakichi Award for Experimental Use of Scent. Read more at What Did Qaddafi’s Death Smell Like? at The New Yorker.