A radical "perfumier" or perfume maker named Christopher Brosius has made a fascinating palette of perfumes of everyday, non-floral smells. He runs the shop CB: I Hate Perfume, with the link here.
One of his bestsellers smells like BOOKS! His perfume called "In The Library" seems to be very popular. Christopher describes it as, "First Edition, Russian and Moroccan Leather, Binding Cloth and a hint of Wood Polish."
So maybe there's more to that concept of readers like me, sticking their nose into a book and rarely coming up for air.
From the names of his many creations, I have to say, I love the sound of these three scents: Wet Pavement, At The Beach 1966, and In The Summer Kitchen and can't wait to experience their smells.