Biblioteca de Babel

Eau de Toilette

by Fueguia 1833

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Named after a short story by Jorge Luis Borges, about an enormous library of interlocking rooms, housing a vast collection of books – this fragrance is about the intoxicating scent of an old library where the books have been kept impeccably dry. It is a combination of warm woods, leather bindings, and a hint of ink. The strongest element here is absolutely the wood – warm, reassuring cedar and a South American wood called cabreuva, which complements the cedar. This is deep, burnished and luxurious. The first impression is waxy and surprisingly sweet. There is a rich tuberose-like note, like a flower pressed between the pages, and a dusting of cinnamon. Than we get the soft, worn leather of book bindings, the dry spiciness of old vellum and a trace of tobacco. This is like the warm, comforting embrace of a favorite armchair, in a book-lined room. An instant favorite – we would love to spend a long time in this library.

Biblioteca de Babel is from the Jorge Luis Borges collection, inspired by the work of the Argentine poet, essayist, and short-story writer. His classic works have contributed to philosophical literature and the genre of magic realism.

Biblioteca de Babel  Notes

Cedar, cabreuva (woody note), cinnamon

Biblioteca de Babel Sizes Available
30ml $95
100ml $185
.7 ml
.7 ml Sample $4
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Here's what other people are saying about Biblioteca de Babel...
The bright, warm, syrupy honey quality of the cinnamon and the intriguing smoke underneath: it's delicious, subtle, exotic, mysterious and yet strangely comforting. I don't smell books in it at all. It is akin to a more complex, eccentric, and spanish-speaking form of Micallef's Gaiac.
By   - from Portland on 1/23/2015
I love this scent!! Exactly as described. Great job matching what I was searching for:deep leather chairs in a library with a glass of cognac. Takes me right there. Love it!!!
By  on 11/15/2014
Related to Skarb (Humiecki and Graaf) which I have reviewed elsewhere, but milder and with a coconut nuance.
By  on 7/21/2014
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