‘Why Do Old Books Smell So Good?’ Video Goes Viral

By Maryann Yin 

Do you enjoy sniffing old books? The creatives behind the SciShow YouTube channel made a video to examine “Why Do Old Books Smell So Good?”

Here’s more from Tech Times: “Older books have paper that contains a lot more cellulose and lignin, which come from the paper’s original source: trees. These chemicals degrade and release VOCs, releasing scents that remind us of almonds, vanilla and flowers.”

The video embedded above¬†has drawn more than 400,000 views.¬†Click here to check out an infographic on “the aroma of books.”