: Ben Whishaw, Alan Rickman, Dustin Hoffman, Rachel Hurd-Wood Director
: Tom TwykerGenre
: Drama/Mystery/Thriller Classification
: MA15+Running Time
: 141 minutesPrice
Based on the best-selling novel by Patrick Suskind, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer tells a tale of deadly obsession set in 18th century France. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, which previously sold 15 million copies worldwide boasts a cast of unforgettable talent including Award Winner Dustin Hoffman (Rainman, Meet The Fockers), Alan Rickman (Love Actually, Harry Potter), Rachel Hurd-Wood (Peter Pan) and British newcomer Ben Whishaw (Layer Cake).
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, has a sense of smell so refined, that once he discovers the object that will transform his life: perfume, it becomes his passion. After some time learning the art of perfume creation, Jean discovers the most intoxicating scent he has ever experienced - the natural essence of a beautiful red-headed young girl. He learns that the only method to preserve her innocence and fresh beauty will require murder.
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is the latest masterpiece from the director of Run Lola Run, Tom Tykwer. Visually stunning and one of this year's most intoxicating mystery thrillers, director Tom Tykwer successfully brings justice to an international sensation.
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Fragrance Facts:The goal of many of the newest fragrances is to comfort you - stress relief is a prime motivator when creating a new scent.
Scents can trigger intense feelings/emotion as our scent receptors are closely linked to the emotional centres of the brain.
Fragrances smell different from one moment to the next as they can be composed of a thousand different ingredients. There are three different notes which create this variation in smell. Top notes: the first ones you smell are very volatile and strong (often citrus, fruity etc), but will shortly fade and give way to the middle notes and the heart of the fragrance (usually florals). Later, the bottom notes will emerge to give an indication of the depth and strength of the fragrance (commonly woody, musk, vanilla). These final notes linger the longest on your skin.
Most fragrances aren't made from real flowers anymore. As soon as a flower is cut, its scent changes, therefore perfumers use a method called head space technology to analyse the natural scent of a living flower with computers and duplicate that aroma in a lab.
The higher the concentration of oils the longer your fragrance will last. From strongest to weakest: Perfume, Eau De Parfum, Eau De Toilette and Eau De Cologne, After Shave being the weakest with the least amount of oils in the fragrance.
Fragrances smell and last differently on different people depending on a person's skin type. Natural moisture in the skin will retain the fragrance for longer, so people with dry skin will find that fragrances will not tend to hold as well.
Fragrance needs a certain amount of alcohol for it to emanate from the skin - without it no one would be able to smell the fragrance.
Tips for applying fragrance:Apply fragrance to your pulse points which are areas on your skin where blood flow is strongest and the skin is warmest such as: wrist, behind the ear, chest, neck, behind the knee and inside the elbow.
Layer your fragrance for long-lasting wear
It may be necessary to re-apply your fragrance after 3-4 hours
Walk into your fragrance. This is a method of spraying the fragrance into the air and walking-into it. The fragrance will be evenly applied while not being too overwhelming.
When testing a new fragrance, allow the fragrance to "settle" on your skin for about 10 minutes. You will experience the different levels of "notes" as the scent mingles with your body chemistry. You should not test more than 3 fragrances at one time. Your nose will not be able to pick up the complexities of the fragrance notes.
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