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The legendary Karl Lagerfeld brings the new meaning to the term Renaissance Man—fashion designing (as an understatement), creating famed-fragrances, publishing books, owning a Parisian bookstore and even directing a former-O.C. actress in an ice cream commercial. Now rumor has it that he's multi-tasking with two of his major interests in creating a fragrance that's based on the scent of books. Well, the iconic designer might be a borderline bibliomaniac, as he owns over 300,000 books in his own personal library.
According to a German magazine FOCUS, the designer is collaborating with Berlin-based perfumer Geza Schön, on a scent—reportedly christened Paper Passion—that will be reminiscent of freshly-inked paper. Even more inspired, the fragrance will be packaged in a carved-out hardcover book-like box. Keeping us on our toes, Lagerfeld has not officially commented and a launch date has not been announced as of yet. While we're waiting, we'll just hope for a bouquet of freshly-published and crisp-paper notes as opposed to stale, oft-manhandled and grease-stained essence.
· Karl Lagerfeld's New Perfume Smells Like....Books? [Stylecaster]
· Karl Lagerfeld to Release an Inspired-By-Books Fragrance [Bellasugar]