perfume: the story of a murderer by patrick süskind

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The book follows the main character, Grenouille, an orphan born with a heightened sense of smell. His curiosity sends him on a journey throughout France, from working at a perfumery to murdering women wearing beautiful perfume.

The story is clearly wacky, creepy and pretty morbid, yet told through the most beautiful olfactory imagery I have come across.

I look forward to picking this book up again.


Reviewed by: @malireads
Sydney, Australia


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