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Perfume by Patrick Süskind
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Jun 29, 12

bookshelves: fantasy, classics
Read from June 12 to 29, 2012 — I own a copy

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

It’s the story of a man named Jean-Baptiste Grenouille , born with an oddly strong sense of smell medically its hyperosmia. But he doesn’t have the natural odour which all human posses.

The story begins from the day of his birth in 18th Century France and moves forward to his child hood days where he explores and memorizes diverse forms of scents which are around him. On the passage of time he finds a smell which he has never smelled before.

It’s from a girl, a young virgin girl.

Soon he decides, he has to be the greatest perfumer in the world.
The book moves forward explain his days as a Perfumer apprentice and his journey in search of the "perfect scent", finally reaching Grasse the world's capital of perfume. There begins his serial killing of beautiful virgin girls that have just reached puberty to craft his "perfect scent”, which will enslave the world and make him a living god.

He succeeds in enslaving the people of Grasse, but something else awaits there in the Paris.

I liked the book, the visualization of 18th century France , Perfume making Process, Grenouille journey , seven years of isolation, fictional theory of FLUIDUM LETALE but the scene of Orgy towards the end of the book I couldn’t comprehend that.

Welcome to the world of Perfume.

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