Perfume by Patrick Suskind
My favourite novel of all time is Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
I just watched the movie and am as happy as I was when I saw the Lord of the Rings. Astonishing.
Interesting for being a German Book, popular in English, made into a movie in English, by German people. I also recently watched Letters from Iwo Jima, directed by Clint EastWood, An American film, in Japanese.
Both outstanding movies. I recommend them both.
I want you to read Perfume, the novel though. It is an incredible leap of imagination.
I don't know why, but I always cringe when I hear about marketers using odors to sell products. SmellaVision. Now that is a rank idea. For the same reason billboards are a terrible idea.