We develop a sense of smell early in the womb from the
surrounding amniotic fluid, our first perfume, bonding us to mother's
milk. Early to arrive and often late to leave, the sense of smell is a
messenger. "The smell of a freshly printed book is the best smell in the world," writesKarl Lagerfeld,head of Chanel and contributor to a recently launched book and perfume. Aging paper and ink seem a luxurious
fragrance of that reading memory when mind and imagination snuggle against worlds where we belong.