Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

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Survivor, genius, perfumer, killer: this is Jean-Baptiste Grenouille. He is abandoned on the filthy streets of Paris as a child, but grows up to discover he has an extraordinary gift: a sense of smell more powerful than any other human’s. Soon, he is creating the most sublime fragrances in all the city. Yet there is one odour he cannot capture. It is exquisite, magical: the scent of a young virgin. And to get it he must kill. And kill. And kill…

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Perfume In eighteenth-century France there lived a man Jean-Baptiste Grenouille who was one of the most gifted and abominable personages in an era that knew no lack of gifted and abominable personages. Full description

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"A fable of crimial genius.... Remarkable." —"The New York Times"
"Mesmerizing from first page to last.... A highly sophisticated horror tale." —"The Plain Dealer"
"A supremely accomplished work of art, marvelously crafted and enjoyable and rich in historical detail." —"The San Francisco Chronicle"
"An original and astonishing novel." —"People"
"An ingenious story...about a most exotic monster.... Suspense build up steadily." —"Los Angeles Times"
"Immensely seductive.... Storytelling at its best." —"The Kansas City Star"

"A fable of crimial genius.... Remarkable." --"The New York Times"

"Mesmerizing from first page to last.... A highly sophisticated horror tale." --"The Plain Dealer"

"A supremely accomplished work of art, marvelously crafted and enjoyable and rich in historical detail." --"The San Francisco Chronicle"

"An original and astonishing novel." --"People"

"An ingenious story...about a most exotic monster.... Suspense build up steadily." --"Los Angeles Times"

"Immensely seductive.... Storytelling at its best." --"The Kansas City Star"

?A fable of criminal genius?. Remarkable."?"The New York Times"

?A fable of criminal genius?. Remarkable."? The New York Times

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