Scent of a Great Story

When Perfume: The Story of a Murderer was published in the U.S. in 1986, it caused a sensation. It also left an imprint so deep on the minds of two talented perfumers from International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) that in 2000 they began an endeavor to try to bring the odors described in the book to life. Now that the tale of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille—an orphan with an olfactory sense so extraordinary that it compels him to commit unimaginable horrors—is being released as a movie next month, the brains at Thierry Mugler fragrance have teamed up with the noses at IFF to...

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