Novel

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  • Handcrafted in the USA
  • Clean, Vegan & Cruelty Free
  • Sustainably made

A scent as comforting as snuggling up in your coziest blanket while rain trickles down your bedroom window as you slowly turn the pages of your favorite book is what makes up the fragrance we call Novel. 

Subtly sweet, dry, and warmly atmospheric. The wood notes and the pepper (which is mild) combine to evoke that smell of old paper and binding glue. Meanwhile, the dusty vanilla is the beautiful fiction of this Novel that although is not sweet.  It’s the fantasy itself that is; the fantasy of whiling away the hours in some old-world library full of secluded nooks, lamps, and coziness.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 176 reviews
74%
(131)
19%
(34)
5%
(9)
1%
(2)
0%
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H
H.A.
New favorite

THIS… jaw drop. Such a soft, cozy vanilla but I swear to God, you can slightly smell the paper note… it’s not gimicky, but it’s sooooo nostalgic for the book worm in me. Can’t wait to give this as a gift!

B
B.E.
Amazing

I absolutely love this scent! It fits me as a person and as a librarian. The scent stays all day and I keep getting compliments on it. It also has the faint smell of books too!

O
Olivia Neal
Perfect wintery fragrance!

I’m not lying that when I first smelled Novel - I was immediately obsessed with it. I typically go for more unisex/masculine style scents and this one was the perfect blend of masc/fem. It lasted all day (for reference, I have a dog and a little 4 month old and even with both of them all over me all day - you could only smell Novel). It honestly made me come back and buy like 6 more fragrances

P
Paige Beachy
Not for me

Good quality fragrance that lasts a long time and the bottle is pretty good sized I just didn’t like the smell as much.

K
KRosenfeld
Not bad

Wasn’t what i was expecting at all, not my favorite but the quality is 100% there. Haven’t been disappointed by ALT!

N
Nette
Novel!!!!

Amazing sent. My daughter has the original fragrance, mine smells better.

H
H.G.
Smells nice

A very warm scent, smells like vanilla extract with star anise and peppercorn, so the description is pretty accurate! I like this one better than the actual Whispers in the Library, which smells too woody and musky for my liking. It smells like curling up in a log cabin and reading next to the fire with a cat on your lap! Doesn't smell too strong and lasts quite a while.

K
K.B.
Better than the original!

I bought this on a whim, because I had never tried ALT. before but I’m SO glad I did! Whispers in the Library by Replica is currently sold out everywhere and the manufacturer is back ordered so it’s not coming back anytime soon! I decided to take a chance because I was desperate, and boy did ALT. exceed my expectations!!! This is BETTER than the original!!! It’s stronger (in this case a good thing because whispers in the library is a subtle scent and easy to go nose blind to), lasts longer, and has slightly less of a sweet vanilla scent than the original, which I LOVE, since that was my only critique of whispers in the library. Needless to say I’m telling all my friends about this company and will definitely be repurchasing this over the name brand! Please consider making a even larger bottle!

F
Franklin
Smells great!

Very satisfied with the smell. Its such a nice fragrance. My partner loves smelling me when I wear it.

V
Victoria Oseguera
Oh my God

Wow. Just wow. Ten out of ten out of ten out of ten. Lasts even longer and smells even stronger than the original. Honestly I’d much rather spend the $40 here than the $130 there. We get an extrait instead of an eau de toilette for way cheaper and it’s the exact same smell. Absolutely in love. Will repurchase when I run out.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 176 reviews
74%
(131)
19%
(34)
5%
(9)
1%
(2)
0%
(0)
H
H.A.
New favorite

THIS… jaw drop. Such a soft, cozy vanilla but I swear to God, you can slightly smell the paper note… it’s not gimicky, but it’s sooooo nostalgic for the book worm in me. Can’t wait to give this as a gift!

B
B.E.
Amazing

I absolutely love this scent! It fits me as a person and as a librarian. The scent stays all day and I keep getting compliments on it. It also has the faint smell of books too!

O
Olivia Neal
Perfect wintery fragrance!

I’m not lying that when I first smelled Novel - I was immediately obsessed with it. I typically go for more unisex/masculine style scents and this one was the perfect blend of masc/fem. It lasted all day (for reference, I have a dog and a little 4 month old and even with both of them all over me all day - you could only smell Novel). It honestly made me come back and buy like 6 more fragrances

P
Paige Beachy
Not for me

Good quality fragrance that lasts a long time and the bottle is pretty good sized I just didn’t like the smell as much.

K
KRosenfeld
Not bad

Wasn’t what i was expecting at all, not my favorite but the quality is 100% there. Haven’t been disappointed by ALT!

N
Nette
Novel!!!!

Amazing sent. My daughter has the original fragrance, mine smells better.

H
H.G.
Smells nice

A very warm scent, smells like vanilla extract with star anise and peppercorn, so the description is pretty accurate! I like this one better than the actual Whispers in the Library, which smells too woody and musky for my liking. It smells like curling up in a log cabin and reading next to the fire with a cat on your lap! Doesn't smell too strong and lasts quite a while.

K
K.B.
Better than the original!

I bought this on a whim, because I had never tried ALT. before but I’m SO glad I did! Whispers in the Library by Replica is currently sold out everywhere and the manufacturer is back ordered so it’s not coming back anytime soon! I decided to take a chance because I was desperate, and boy did ALT. exceed my expectations!!! This is BETTER than the original!!! It’s stronger (in this case a good thing because whispers in the library is a subtle scent and easy to go nose blind to), lasts longer, and has slightly less of a sweet vanilla scent than the original, which I LOVE, since that was my only critique of whispers in the library. Needless to say I’m telling all my friends about this company and will definitely be repurchasing this over the name brand! Please consider making a even larger bottle!

F
Franklin
Smells great!

Very satisfied with the smell. Its such a nice fragrance. My partner loves smelling me when I wear it.

V
Victoria Oseguera
Oh my God

Wow. Just wow. Ten out of ten out of ten out of ten. Lasts even longer and smells even stronger than the original. Honestly I’d much rather spend the $40 here than the $130 there. We get an extrait instead of an eau de toilette for way cheaper and it’s the exact same smell. Absolutely in love. Will repurchase when I run out.