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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006). Spiritual Movie Review - Jacklyn A. Lo


The “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)” movie ( director Tom Tykwer) is a dark fantasy with a few elements of spirituality.

world of scents

The unique part of this story is the extraordinary quality

of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille. The protagonist sees the materialistic reality around him through scents.
Consequently, having a superior olfactory sense, he can distinguish the finest aromas in the world.

“no return” point

The “no return” point is 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.

the soul of flowers

Further, Jean-Baptiste starts to search for a panacea to save the smell for a long time. So, he found a perfume maker who started teaching the young man the process of obtaining “the soul of flowers“.

To find the ultimate fragrance Jean-Baptiste becomes a ruthless serial killer of girls, but finally makes the aroma of his desires.


In conclusion, an important lesson learned from this film is that people make their own decisions based on their own values.

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