What's that smell? Eau de Human Existence
Ever wondered what human existence smells like? Now's your chance to get a big whiff.
Inspired by the upcoming film, "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer," which is based on Patrick Suskind's best-selling novel, two perfumers from International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) decided to bring the story's odors to life, or at least, to nose.
The breathtakingly-filmed movie (opens Dec. 27) tells the tale of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, a young 18th century perfumer who becomes obsessed with the intoxicating aroma of beautiful young girls and seeks to capture their scent at any cost, even gruesome horrific murders.
Thierry Mugler's fragrance team has joined forces with the IFF brains and created a limited editon of fifteen scents such as Baby, Paris 1738, Virgin No. 1, Psyche, Ermite, Salon Rouge, Sea, Nobless, Orgie and Aura, a delightful blend of 84 ingredients. However, I've been warned not to sniff Human Existence, which reportedly smells absolutely vile.
Well, duh. "Perfume" takes place in 18th century France. Nobody bathed back then, rich, royal or poor.
There will only be 150 made. And the cost of the set? Just $700. Which is a darn sight cheaper than the steep price Grenouille paid.
Photo Credits: "Perfume" lead character Jean Baptiste Grenouille is bent on capturing the natural scent of beautiful young women. Good luck doing that these deodorized days.
Courtesy of Paramount