by Patrick Süskind
In BriefJean-Baptiste Grenouille possesses an extraordinary sense of smell, and a passion for the scent of certain young women. Escaping the foul stench of 18th century Paris for the refined airs of Grasse, he sets about creating a truly irresistible perfume, stopping at nothing to acquire the necessary ingredients.
Why you should read itBrimming with ordure, passion, wit, murder and erotic longing, this is a genuinely unique tale of sensory riches and inhuman depravity. Disturbing, fascinating and stimulating all at the same time.