I've found it again. I've bought a couple of Paperblanks Tao Series unlined notebooks, and they smell the way paper used to! Yes! :-)
I've been a Moleskine fan, but there's no smell to Moleskines.
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Absolutely true. (No, I'm not being paid to say this. :-))