Lifestyle & Parenting


October 3, 2007

And you thought you were obsessed with perfume?

The film Perfume, released 20 years after the publication of the reclusive novelist Patrick Süskinds famous novel of the same name, is now on DVD.

And if you can tear yourself away from Holts new perfume bar for two hours, we cant think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

The film follows the orphan Grenouille, born with a super-human sense of smell, from his birth in a Paris fish market through his apprenticeship with a master parfumeur to his pilgrimage to the famous fragrance town of Grasse to learn the ancient art of enfleurage with roses and lavender.

Grenouilles pursuit of the worlds most perfect perfumeone that will complete him and finally bring him recognitionis a cautionary tale of ego and murder, brought to life by the director of Run Lola Run, and the Berlin Philharmonics haunting score.

Youll never spritz the same way again.

Read more and see the trailer at



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