re-cover nr.80

Das Parfum - Patrick Süskind

This picture was taken in Barneys New York, NYC 2009. The dress is from Mary Katrantzou.
Patrick Süskind is a German writer. Das Parfum (Perfume: The Story of a Murderer) was first published in German in 1985.

The novel was adapted to cinema in 2006, and it was directed by Tom Tykwer.

"The rivers stank, the marketplaces stank, the churches stank, it stank beneath the bridges and in the palaces.The peasant stank as did the priest, the apprentice as did his master’s wife, the whole of the aristocracy stank, even the king himself stank, stank like a rank lion, and the queen like an old goat, summer and winter."

1 comment:

lolipop said...

I think this cover is kind of perfect. Actually I can´t remember the details of the real one, but I'm sure it hasn't this suggestion of smell in beautiful, old parfum bottles.