Kevin Barry, a contemporary Irish writer confesses about his "notebook fetish." I don't understand why he likes Moleskines. (He must not use a real (fountain) pen.) I have never smelled notebooks while browsing for them. Nor am I tempted to do so in the future.
I don't own a hundred yet, but I am getting there. This is irrational, as I work mostly on the computer and carry an iPad Mini whenever I go anywhere.