Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick SuskindAn acclaimed bestseller and international sensation, Patrick Suskinds classic novel provokes a terrifying examination of what happens when one mans indulgence in his greatest passion—his sense of smell—leads to murder.
In the slums of eighteenth-century France, the infant Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born with one sublime gift—an absolute sense of smell. As a boy, he lives to decipher the odors of Paris, and apprentices himself to a prominent perfumer who teaches him the ancient art of mixing precious oils and herbs. But Grenouilles genius is such that he is not satisfied to stop there, and he becomes obsessed with capturing the smells of objects such as brass doorknobs and fresh-cut wood. Then one day he catches a hint of a scent that will drive him on an ever-more-terrifying quest to create the ultimate perfume—the scent of a beautiful young virgin. Told with dazzling narrative brilliance, Perfume is a hauntingly powerful tale of murder and sensual depravity.
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Not only does "Perfume" seem impossible to film, it must have been amost impossible for Patrick Suskind to write. How do you describe the ineffable enigma of a scent in words? The audiobook, read by Sean Barrett, is the best audio performance I have ever heard; he snuffles and sniffles his way to greatness and you almost believe he is inhaling bliss, or the essence of a stone. I once almost destroyed a dinner party by putting it on for "five minutes," after which nobody wanted to stop listening. Patrick Suskind's famous novel involves a twisted little foundling whose fishwife mother casually births him while chopping off cod heads. He falls neglected into the stinking charnel house that was Paris years ago, and is nearly thrown out with the refuse. But Grenouille grows into a grim, taciturn survivor Ben Whishaw , who possesses two extraordinary qualities: he has the most acute sense of smell in the world, and has absolutely no scent of his own.
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Tykwer, with Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil , also composed the music. Set in 18th century France , the film tells the story of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille Whishaw , an olfactory genius, and his homicidal quest for the perfect scent., Revived now on celluloid by German director Tom Tykwer, the story is a bit of an embarrassment, like finding a pair of 80s leg-warmers at the back of a drawer. Did people really wear these things?
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