Hey, What’s that Smell? Everyone sniff what’s going down.
I finished Patrick Suskind’s Perfume: The Story of a Murderer last night. I am still in awe of what a literary work of art the story was. I am also, subsequently, reeking from a perfume I have concocted myself. I had convinced myself, halfway through the text, that I could make a scent that would drive men wild. I, too, could be as talented as Grenouille! My combo consists mainly of my two favorite smells: patchouli and roses. Mixed together, I now smell like a dirty hippy trying to smell like a princess. Lovely. The only men poking their heads around my office door are stopping by to see the stench is.
There is some news here about a movie to be made from the book. The good news so far is (a) NO Leonardo DiCaprio and (b) the director they have in mind is Tom Tykwer (“Run Lola Run”). Here’s the page over at IMDb.