Perfume by octagon


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Added: Mar 03, 2004
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Grenoille the personage from Patrick Suskind's book "Perfume: The story of murderer". He is a man with highly developed scence of smell. This genious-monster avoided odors of eighteen century Paris carrying his most valuable essences in his quest to invent the "ultimate perfume". The essences were the scents taken from the beatiful young women he killed.

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biggauge's picture

How about "Foppish" then.

octagon's picture

Thank you. I know he must be skinny, but here I unintentionally made a kind of self-portrait. Hey, is the word "gayish" from the previous comment offencive?

elven-nell's picture

...yep, and they had to have red hair! Loved the book- I felt I had to wash my hands after reading it. Very graphic in its descriptions if 18th century Paris. I was actually thinking of illustrating some of "Perfume" and I wondered how on earth I could portray someone like Grenoille. I really like your portrayal. He's hidden in shadow, which gives a feeling of mystery and menace...Really excellent work- I've never seen any artist's impressions of "Perfume," so I really enjoyed seeing this!

vendelsmile's picture

Great picture, great book. I allways pictured grenoille as having that evil gayish look but this is good to.
Don't you just love the bad guys...

Art at its best.