Dead Writers Perfume: Smell Like Hemingway, Shakespeare, Poe, and More!

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Confession: I'm a huge bookworm. Back in elementary school I'd force my friends to have read-a-thons with me — and that's exactly what it sounds like: a competition to see who could read the most books (The Baby Sisters Club and Mary-Kate and Ashley mystery novels, obviously) in any given day. Come college, I spent a relentless amount of time in the stacks, not exactly for pleasure this time (ugh, exams) sans one glorious thing — the scent of old books.

As far as I'm concerned there's nothing — not even bacon! — that can top the aroma of musty paper and ancient ink. (I'm sure Karl Lagerfeld would back me up on this.) But what about the legends who penned all our literary favorites? Ever imagine what they smelled like?

Feast your eyes (er, your nose rather) on the below: dead writers-scented perfume!

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Available on Etsy for $20 a pop, Dead Writers "evokes the feeling of sitting in an old library chair paging through yellowed copies of Hemingway, Shakespeare, Fitzgerald, Poe, and more" with notes of black tea, vetiver, clove, musk, vanilla, heliotrope, and (the perhaps the most notable) tobacco. Mmmm.

One more dead-people-themed scent and it seems we have a trend here. Yeah, not exactly sure how to feel about that...