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  Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rated R for aberrant behavior involving nudity, violence, sexuality, and disturbing images.
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: When Grenouille meets the perfumer, at his house/laboratory, he knows where all the substances are, although he has never been there before.
So, all in all I have to say, that the movie isn't as good as the book (which is mostly the case), but although I think that it is a really good made movie.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0396171   (532 words)

 Perfume (2001)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
What "Perfume" has going for it (like Robert Altman's "Pret a Porter") is success working on two levels, as a glimpse inside the fashion industry and as a metaphorical extension (of what it reveals) to our day-to-day struggle in the competitive world.
How well the film works for individual viewers will be determined by the identification process, which will naturally be easier for those familiar with the world of high fashion or with other environments where creativity is exploited for profit.
Although "Perfume" was a scripted film there is considerable improvisation in the performances, with mixed results.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0245356   (558 words)

 Perfume, Themes Visit - by Provence Beyond
The French perfume industry started in Grasse in the 16th century as an extension of the glove industry.
By the 17th century, perfumers and apothecaries began settling here, and in 1729, the perfumers published their official statutes.
The perfume industry now relies more on the chemical process than on flowers, and there are hundreds or thousands of products in our daily lives, other than soap and perfume, that require a "scent".
www.beyond.fr /themes/perfume.html   (295 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Parking Lot Perfume Robbers
Anyway, the perfume wasn't perfume at all, it was some kind of ether or strong substance to cause anyone who breathes the fumes to fl out.
The e-mail states that investigators told the couple a man posing as a perfume salesman had asked other young girls to "smell the perfume on his hand," which turned out to be ether.
www.snopes.com /crime/warnings/perfume.asp   (2481 words)

  BBC NEWS | Europe | Marie-Antoinette perfume revived
The palace of Versailles is set to launch a perfume based on the fragrance once used by Marie-Antoinette.
The perfume, which is based on the original composition unearthed by a historian, will be sold only to order.
The perfume is said to adhere to the 18th-Century custom of combining "100% natural primary materials" and is "intensely floral".
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/6173587.stm   (301 words)

Set in eighteenth-century France, Perfume explores the evolution of a remorseless killer during an era of intense contradictions, an age in which poverty, filth, and superstition coexisted uneasily with the Enlightenment's ideals of progress, liberty, and reason.
But he is driven to an even greater goal and begins a ghastly series of murders, robbing the most beautiful virgin girls in the town of their scents to concoct a perfume capable of making everyone, even the father of one of his victims, love and revere the wearer.
Perfume is set in eighteenth-century France and tells an extravagant story of a man possessed with a magical sense of smell and a bizarrely destructive obsession.
www.randomhouse.com /vintage/read/perfume   (1207 words)

  Perfume - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Perfume is a mixture of fragrant essential oils and aroma compounds, fixatives, and solvents used to give the human body, objects, and living spaces a pleasant smell.
Included in the perfume are fixatives, which bind the various fragrances together, such as balsams, ambergris, and secretions from the scent glands of the civet cat and musk deer (undiluted, these have unpleasant smells but in alcoholic solution they act as preserving agents).
Perfumers were also known to create poisons; for instance, a French duchess was murdered when a perfume/poison was rubbed into her gloves and was slowly absorbed into her skin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Perfume   (4981 words)

 Perfume (book) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is a 1985 literary historical horror novel (originally published in German as Das Parfum) by German writer Patrick Süskind.
Set in 18th century France, Perfume relates the story of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, "one of the most gifted and abominable personages in an era that knew no lack of gifted and abominable personages".
In the process, he creates perfumes - presumably based on pheromones - that powerfully manipulate human emotions, murdering 25 girls to take their scent.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Perfume_(book)   (308 words)

 Perfumes.com: The history of perfumes from ancient times to the present.
The history of perfume is often intertwined with the history of the human race.
Perfume was held in high esteem in Biblical times and there is frequent mention of fragrance in the Bible.
Perfume shops were popular meeting places for almost everyone and the daily bath was an important activity of the Greek citizen.
www.perfumes.com /eng/history.htm   (1407 words)

 Perfume encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
With access to an huge supply of data, research and report, consumer are overwhelmed with tips on wholesale cosmetic perfume but have little time to digest it.
Rather than rely on human to manually screen listing on tuscany perfume, we use a special mechanism to search the knowledge for you.
The magic of the internet has made it possible to construct a database of info for discount perfume sale and provides you with easy access to it.
www.hottest-perfume.info /perfume-encyclopedia.html   (639 words)

 Health Problems Caused by Perfume [encyclopedia]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Perfume is a fragrant fluid which many people feel makes them more attractive.
Today perfumes can be made of natural ingredients, such as essential oils distilled from herbs, flowers, or stems, animal products, or synthetic materials.
Special precautions, including denying entry to anyone wearing perfume or having eaten certain foods, were taken in the court room before the victim was allowed to enter and testify.
www.kosmoi.com /Life/Health/Perfume   (740 words)

 perfume - HighBeam Encyclopedia
PERFUME [perfume] aroma produced by the essential oils of plants and by synthetic aromatics.
The burning of incense that accompanied the religious rites of ancient China, Palestine, and Egypt led gradually to the personal use of perfume.
Fragrance of the Bahamas facility expands as popularity grows: Perfume Factory invites clients to mix their own scents.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/p1/perfume.asp   (480 words)

 Reading Group Guide | PERFUME by Patrick Süskind   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the slums of eighteenth-century France, the infant Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born with one sublime gift-an absolute sense of smell.
But Grenouille's genius is such that he is not satisfied to stop there, and he becomes obsessed with capturing the smells of objects such as brass doorknobs and frest-cut wood.
Told with dazzling narrative brillance, Perfume is a hauntingly powerful tale of murder and sensual depravity.
www.readinggroupguides.com /guides/perfume.asp   (996 words)

 Perfume, perfume discount encyclopedia
One of the most valuable elements of a fine perfume is provided by the rose, known as the "queen of flowers".
The two main species of roses used in perfume are the Rosa centifolia, found in the South of France, and the rosa damascena (Damask Rose) located primarily in Arab countries.
It is still used in religious rituals, as a medicine, and as a purifying perfume.
www.perfumes.com /eng/materials.htm   (862 words)

 Perfume Science - the art and science of making scents
Design the perfume that suits you perfectly, and surprise your friends with perfumes made specially for them.
Perfume Science introduces young perfumers to the biology, chemistry and techniques behind fragrance design.
This kit is a complete perfumer’s laboratory including 8 high-quality perfume oils, decorative flacons (small bottles) for storing your perfume creations and important tools of the trade.
www.discoverthis.com /perfume.html   (333 words)

 The History of Perfumes and Fragrance
People have used perfume, oils and unguents on their bodies for thousands of years in lesser or greater amounts dependant on fashion whims.
Perfume fell out of use during early Christianity, but was revived in the medieval period.
Perfume is made from about 78% to 95% of specially denatured ethyl alcohol and a remainder of essential oils.
www.fashion-era.com /perfume_history.htm   (3508 words)

 Allergy to PERFUME in the air- MESSAGE BOARD
Perfume allergy may not be the same kind of allergy which your allergist is used to, or it may be that your allergist is right and the effect is an irritant one rather than allergy.
Yes, it is reasonable to expect someone to change their perfume if it makes you ill, in the same way as it would be reasonable to expect them to accommodate you about any other habit which might cause you a real health problem.
My patients with perfume hypersensitivity are not hypersensitive to an unusually large range of substances, nor is it clear that the sensitivity is to 'chemicals' rather than natural ingredients.
www.users.globalnet.co.uk /~aair/perfume_corr.htm   (14055 words)

 Patrick Süskind:  Perfume   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
When he comes of age, Grenouille manages to apprentice himself to a perfumer and shows a strong aptitude for mixing strange and exotic perfumes.
By following Grenouille from his birth, when his mother abandoned him to death among the discarded fish guts through his childhood when he discovered how different he was to his apprenticeship, Süskind is able to evoke several different emotions from the reader, ranging from sympathy for the young orphan to curiosity to disgust and hatred.
Perfume can't be compared to anything written before it because its premise is so different in many ways than what has come before.
www.sfsite.com /~silverag/perfume.html   (465 words)

 Love Making Perfume... An Irresistible, Natural Aphrodisiac To Attract And Seduce Men
Some folks have argued for years that the use of perfumes and colognes in modern times are to re-create the effect of pheromones.
The rules were that neither woman could start a conversation with a man. By the end of the experiment, the twin with pheromones had conversations with 30 men...
Below are some excellent places to buy and learn about pheromone laced fragrances, pheromone perfumes, pheromone blends and quality pheromones for women to use.
www.justforfunpersonals.com /love-making-perfume.html   (678 words)

 Bergdorf Goodman  - No. 1 Perfume Spray
Recognized as the world's most expensive perfume, this sophisticated scent is created from the rarest, finest ingredients.
In 1999 Clive Christian acquired the Crown Perfumery, a celebrated British perfume house established in 1872.
Now, inspired by history and tradition, Clive Christian creates a new level of luxury perfumes, with exotic, natural ingredients that allure both men and women.
www.bergdorfgoodman.com /store/catalog/prod.jhtml?cmCat=search&itemId=prod1360040   (119 words)

This perfume will be good for six to eight months.
This perfume will be good for six months.
This perfume will be good for a year.
www.eaudrey.com /perfume.htm   (373 words)

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Changes in color and viscosity indicate a perfume is old and should be discarded immediately.
In perfume and eau de parfum, distilled water is present in the alcohol base.
For example, a perfume worn by a person with dry skin living in a cold climate will not last as long as the same perfume worn by a person who has oily skin living in a warm climate.
www.fragrancesupplies.com /artofperfume.html   (509 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Perfume Emporium Online Store at Epinions.com
I was looking for “Oui”, which is a perfume that is getting more and more difficult to find.
You can get better looking (sometimes even new) perfume at T.J. Maxx for much less (but the selection will not be nearly as good).
But the fact is alarming – out of three items none was sealed, one was missing part of the box and the other looked like the part of perfume was missing.
www.epinions.com /content_150088683140   (954 words)

 Creative Perfume: Common Sense & Uncommon Scents
Creative Perfumes features a collection of "common sense" quotations from the world of wisdom and "uncommon scents" from the world of perfumes.
As perfume to the flower, so is kindness to speech.
Just as a flower which seems beautiful and has color but no perfume, so are the fruitless words of the man who speaks them but does them not.
creativeperfumes.com   (164 words)

 Technorati Blog Finder: perfume
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Perfumes at Parfum1.com Shop our low-price, brand name beauty site for Perfumes as well as a variety of other fragrances, skincare and haircare products, cosmetics, gift sets and more.
technorati.com /blogs/perfume   (370 words)

 Discount Perfume Men Cologne Finder - Perfume.Net
There are ways to do this, by understanding your preferences, and testing a small sample of it for a day or so.
If you like floral perfumes, there’s no reason you can’t indulge your tastes, even if fruity perfumes are the rage.
Stick to perfumes that not only smell good, but also are comfortable to wear.
www.perfume.net   (352 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer: Books: Patrick Suskind,J.E. Woods   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He can identify individuals from their unique scents, a pursuit so compelling for him that he is willing to kill without conscience to preserve or distill the most glorious of these scents.
As Grenouille moves from his apprenticeship in a butcher shop (depicted in nauseatingly odoriferous detail) to that of a perfumer, one of the book's witty ironies, the reader is bombarded with scents so intoxicatingly described that s/he may reach for the nearest spray perfume in order to participate personally in the author's sensuous celebrations.
One of the most gloriously descriptive (and sly) novels you will ever read, it is also an unforgettable commentary on depravity, unfettered arrogance, and ironically misplaced idealism, which culminates in a final, thunderous scene of exuberant depravity.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0140120831   (890 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Rumors of War (Charnel No. 5)
Seven women have died after smelling a free perfume sample that was mailed to them.
This baseless bit of scarelore appears to be a combination of two older, equally unfounded pieces of the same genre — the
In early 2002, this particular warning received a shot in the arm from having been passed through the County Attorney's office of Harris County, Texas.
www.snopes.com /rumors/perfume.htm   (627 words)

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