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From pg. 160 of PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER by Patrick Suskind (fiction)...
"In essence, he could tell people whatever he wanted. Once they had gained confidence in him - and with the first breath, they gained confidence in him, for they were inhaling his artificial odor - they believed everything."
Not my cup of tea. I didn't enjoy it and felt the writing style was less lyrical and more lulling - to sleep. The story of all things perfume and the life of a man without a soul - or personal scent - whose goal is to create the most powerful kind. Interesting concept poorly executed for my tastes. I kept feeling like I was reading list after exhaustive list of the facts the author researched about the ingredients and steps in the process of creating a perfume in the landscape of France in the mid-1700's. Too many minute details and too little action. I know this book is loved by many - just not by me.