Tuesday, April 23, 2013

“Odors have a power of persuasion...."

Another estate sale find....
on my old mannequin.
Coat and dress vintage attire.
Russian rabbit fur hat.
Hence, ANNA KARENINA which for some reason led to reading PERFUME by Patrick Suskind.

PERFUME is the story of a murderer in 18th century Paris.  An orphan is born with no body odor of his own but with a highly developed sense of smell.  He attempts to create the ultimate perfume by killing virgin women and taking their scent.  I became interested in this book after checking the top 100 list.  Also, I found out that Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, was inspired by PERFUME to write the song SCENTLESS APPRENTICE from his IN UTERO album.

If you need a good read, try this book.

“Odors have a power of persuasion stronger than that of words, appearances, emotions, or will. The persuasive power of an odor cannot be fended off, it enters into us like breath into our lungs, it fills us up, imbues us totally. There is no remedy for it.”
― Patrick SüskindPerfume: The Story of a Murderer