★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The book follows the main character, Grenouille, an orphan born with a heightened sense of smell. His curiosity sends him on a journey throughout France, from working at a perfumery to murdering women wearing beautiful perfume.
The story is clearly wacky, creepy and pretty morbid, yet told through the most beautiful olfactory imagery I have come across.
I look forward to picking this book up again.