Dark Fantasy with a few drops of spirituality
The most unique part of this story is an extraordinary quality of the protagonist, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, who sees the world around him (= materialistic reality) through scents. The whole film is about his reality anyway.
Having a superior olfactory sense, he is able to distinguish the finest aromas in the world.
The “no return” point of the movie happens when Jean-Baptiste Grenouille attracted by a fine smell, follows a young girl and inadvertently kills her. The beauty of the smell slowly but steadily disappears from the dead body and the young man is left alone.
Jean-Baptiste starts to search for a panacea to save the smell for a long time and found a perfume maker who started teaching the young man the process of obtaining “the soul of flowers”.
Following his paranoia to find an ultimate scent (= the soul of a beauty), Jean-Baptiste becomes a ruthless serial killer of young girls and finally makes the perfume of his desire.
An important lesson learned from the movie – people make their decisions based on their own values.