By Patrick Suskind
An acclaimed bestseller and foreign sensation, Patrick Suskind’s vintage novel provokes a terrifying exam of what occurs while one man’s indulgence in his maximum passion—his experience of smell—leads to homicide.
In the slums of eighteenth-century France, the newborn Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born with one elegant gift—an absolute feel of scent. As a boy, he lives to decipher the odors of Paris, and apprentices himself to a famous perfumer who teaches him the traditional paintings of combining important oils and herbs. yet Grenouille’s genius is such that he's now not chuffed to prevent there, and he turns into captivated with taking pictures the smells of items resembling brass doorknobs and fresh-cut wooden. Then someday he catches a touch of a smell that may force him on an ever-more-terrifying quest to create the “ultimate perfume”—the odor of an attractive younger virgin. instructed with outstanding narrative brilliance, Perfume is a hauntingly robust story of homicide and sensual depravity.
Translated from the German by means of John E. Woods.