Reseña: El Perfume


Sinopsis: Jean-Baptiste Grenouille tiene su marca de nacimiento: no despide ningún olor. Al mismo tiempo posee un olfato prodigioso que le permite percibir todos los olores del mundo. Desde la miseria en que nace, el protagonista escala posiciones sociales convirtiéndose en un afamado perfumista. Crea perfumes capaces de hacerle pasar inadvertido o inspira simpatía, amor… Para obtener estas fórmulas debe asesinar a jóvenes muchachas vírgenes, obtener fluidos corporales y licuar sus olores íntimos. Su arte se convierte en una suprema e inquietante prestidigitación.

Idioma: Inglés, Español, Alemán, Árabe, Francés, Italiano, Turco, Portugués, Holandés, Griego moderno, Búlgaro.


Fue bastante peculiar, la narración era interesante y los acontecimientos que capturo, yo no me esperaba ese final la verdad  pero WAO.

Creo que Juan Bautista era un alma torturada y dañada que no sabía lo que realmente quería hasta el final y tal vez incluso entonces tampoco lo supo, él era un genio extraño atrapado en un mundo que él realmente no entiendia y el hecho de que no podía olerse a el mismo lo volvió aun mas loco.

una lectura interesante si te gusta dramas y un poco de novela negra.


Blurb: An acclaimed bestseller and international sensation, Patrick Suskind’s classic novel343 provokes a terrifying examination of what happens when one man’s indulgence in his greatest passion — his sense of smell — leads to murder.

In the slums of eighteenth-century France, the infant Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born with one sublime gift — an absolute sense of smell. As a boy, he lives to decipher the odors of Paris, and apprentices himself to a prominent perfumer who teaches him the ancient art of mixing precious oils and herbs. 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 fresh-cut wood. Then one day he catches a hint of a scent that will drive him on an ever-more-terrifying quest to create the “ultimate perfume” — the scent of a beautiful young virgin. Told with dazzling narrative brillance, Perfume is a hauntingly powerful tale of murder and sensual depravity.

Translated from the German by John E. Woods

Language: English, Spanish, German, Arabic, French, Italian, Turkish, Portuguese, Dutch, Modern Greek, Bulgarian.


it was pretty peculiar, the narration was interesting and the events were catching, I wasn´t expecting that ending for sure but wao.

I do think Jean baptiste was a tortured and damage soul that didn’t knew what he really wanted until the end and maybe even then he was weird a genius trapped in a world he didn’t really understood and the upsetting fact that he didn’t smell at all.

an interesting read if you like dramas and a little slash.


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