After moving in the east side of Tokyo, I've noticed a weird phenomenon in the neighborhood. When walking on a street or shopping etc, the heavy sweet scent suddenly comes out. Whenever the scent appears, there is sumo wrestler(s) around. In the east Tokyo, many sumo stables are besed on, so you can see sumo pupils are hanging around. The aroma is caused by their hair oil "Bintsuke-Abura". It is very powdery sweet and "good old" scent. I began to think it was a lucky day when
Afterwards, I got the idea that the smell of the old book was caused by the marbling paper flavored with Myrrh. And soon, I had an urge to get L'eau Trois (Diptyque) said to be smell of Myrrh. I had no idea about scent of Myrrh essence either L'eau Trois at that time.
I bought it via internet from us, 'cause it wasn't to be found any stores either web shops in Japan, and I got it at last.
Well, L'eau Trois, I love the aroma, but the smell is like bay leaf (laurel)
In an art college library, A librarian introduced the book to me and said that this book had a faint scent of something wonderful.
The book was "Manuel Typographique" by Pierre Simon Fournier.
I brought it to my nose with white gloves, I barely caught the aroma something sweet and a little acerbic from the signatures. Opening the cover, it became more clear on the endpaper of the beautiful marbling-paper.
I asked the librarian how it came but he said he hadn't any