I'm not convinced that the smell of books is all that seductive. Instead, I tend to think of the time I unwrapped a three-volume set of the Betsy Wynne diaries, kept during the Napoleonic Wars. I had paid out big bucks for this rare publication: Betsy was of intense interest, because she was newly married to Captain Thomas Fremantle, and on board the frigate Inconstant when Horatio Nelson was carried on board with a gravely wounded arm. The arm (his right) had to be amputated, and Betsy nursed him back to health and future fame.
But when I opened the package -- oh boy. Whoever had pre-owned the set had been a chain smoker. Until the set was well aired (it took about a year), I couldn't bear to read it, as just a few pages would have me sneezing and set my eyes to streaming. What a pain!
So I could have done with the following product, perhaps, though who knows what it would have done to mere paper?
An aerosol e-book enhancer
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Is it a joke? Presumably -- but who knows?