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Thierry Mugler Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - Boutique Baldini

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is a story of murder and obsession set in 18th-century France. Written by Patrick Suskind, it features an incredible character in genius perfumer Jean-Baptiste Grenouille.  Born with no personal smell of his own, he had an incredible nose and the unique talent for discerning the scents and smells that surrounded him and allowed him to make the world’s finest perfumes.

Thierry Mugler came up with an "olfactory interpretation" of the book. The Limited Edition Thierry Mugler "Perfume” Collection Coffret presents the 15 essences which capture and bring to life key moments and atmospheres from the book and film.  Christophe Laudamiel was fascinated by the novel and started the olfactory interpretation of the book in 2000 but the project was personal and never intended as a commercial undertaking.  When it was decided to make a movie out of the book he and his partner Christoph Hornetz teamed up with Thierry Mugler and Vera Strubi, its president, to realize the project.

There are fifteen fragrances in the coffret, each representing a particular scene from a book, as well as Aura, the essence of Grenouille’s art. Each fragrance is fascinating, while ranging from stunningly beautiful to grotesquely fetid. None are conventional. Thierry Mugler produced fewer than 2,000 coffrets, many of which were distributed to people within the perfume industry. Diane Biancamano, manager of public relations for Clarins, the parent company of Thierry Mugler, said about 400 coffrets had been designated to be sold globally. The number of coffrets which had been allotted for the European market sold out within a week, says Biancamano. Since then, of course, the U.S. allotment has sold out so this is a real find.

Each of these fragrances are listed individually on our website as well as in a sampler (1/2ml of each fragrance).  Click here for the sampler.

Boutique Baldini
Part I, Chapter 9
“And here as well stood the business and residence of the perfumer and glover Giuseppe Baldini. When you opened the door, two silver herons began spewing violet-scented toilet water from their beaks into a gold-plated vessel. Behind the counter of light boxwood, however, stood Baldini himself. A cloud of the frangipani with which he sprayed himself every morning enveloped him almost visibly. His stock ranged from essence absolues – floral oils, tinctures, extracts, secretions, balms to bath oils, lotions, smelling salts, toilet vinegars and countless genuine perfumes. It was his ambition to assemble in his shop everything that had a scent or in some fashion contributed to the product of scent. And so in addition to incense pastilles, incense candles and cords, there were also sundry spices, from anise seeds to cinnamon bark, syrups, cordials and fruit brandies, wine from Cyprus, Malaga and Corinth, honeys, coffees, teas, candied and dried fruits, figs, bonbons, chocolates, chestnuts and even pickled capers, cucumbers, and onions, and marinated tuna.  Plus perfumed sealing waxes, stationary, lover’s ink scented with attar of roses, writing kits of Spanish leather, pen holders of white sandalwood and musk-sprinkled wallpaper that could fill a room with scent for more than a century.”

A wide spectrum of scents overpowering each other - the provision is principally in gross conflict with the ethos of a great perfumer. However, the creators succeeded in setting the stage for a knock-out via scent.  It was noted in the book that a customer entering the shop for the first time would result in a prevailing mishmash of odors that would hit him/her like a punch in the face.  As a result, sweet liquor notes and strong oils are blended boldly with balsamic and beeswax nuances, with traces of genuine coffee and anise along with an abundance of violet water, which stands for the freshness of the fountain in Baldini’s store. A fine note of vinegar is present as well, used at the time in fragrances in combination with alcohol. Yellow daffodils have components in their spectrum of odors which are reminiscent of pomade.  The humidity residing in the building located over the Seine river, the dust that has settled on the selves, these odors are recreated by a touch of angelica seeds, creating a foreboding, old, slightly moldy ambiance. In a wonderfully saturated way this creation communicates the atmosphere of Baldini’s shop – a store overstuffed with goods drenched in a myriad of odors.  


Thierry Mugler Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - Boutique Baldini

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is a story of murder and obsession set in 18th-century France. Written by Patrick Suskind, it features an incredible character in genius perfumer Jean-Baptiste Grenouille.  Born with no personal smell of his own, he had an incredible nose and the unique talent for discerning the scents and smells that surrounded him and allowed him to make the world’s finest perfumes.

Thierry Mugler came up with an "olfactory interpretation" of the book. The Limited Edition Thierry Mugler "Perfume” Collection Coffret presents the 15 essences which capture and bring to life key moments and atmospheres from the book and film.  Christophe Laudamiel was fascinated by the novel and started the olfactory interpretation of the book in 2000 but the project was personal and never intended as a commercial undertaking.  When it was decided to make a movie out of the book he and his partner Christoph Hornetz teamed up with Thierry Mugler and Vera Strubi, its president, to realize the project.

There are fifteen fragrances in the coffret, each representing a particular scene from a book, as well as Aura, the essence of Grenouille’s art. Each fragrance is fascinating, while ranging from stunningly beautiful to grotesquely fetid. None are conventional. Thierry Mugler produced fewer than 2,000 coffrets, many of which were distributed to people within the perfume industry. Diane Biancamano, manager of public relations for Clarins, the parent company of Thierry Mugler, said about 400 coffrets had been designated to be sold globally. The number of coffrets which had been allotted for the European market sold out within a week, says Biancamano. Since then, of course, the U.S. allotment has sold out so this is a real find.

Each of these fragrances are listed individually on our website as well as in a sampler (1/2ml of each fragrance).  Click here for the sampler.

Boutique Baldini
Part I, Chapter 9
“And here as well stood the business and residence of the perfumer and glover Giuseppe Baldini. When you opened the door, two silver herons began spewing violet-scented toilet water from their beaks into a gold-plated vessel. Behind the counter of light boxwood, however, stood Baldini himself. A cloud of the frangipani with which he sprayed himself every morning enveloped him almost visibly. His stock ranged from essence absolues – floral oils, tinctures, extracts, secretions, balms to bath oils, lotions, smelling salts, toilet vinegars and countless genuine perfumes. It was his ambition to assemble in his shop everything that had a scent or in some fashion contributed to the product of scent. And so in addition to incense pastilles, incense candles and cords, there were also sundry spices, from anise seeds to cinnamon bark, syrups, cordials and fruit brandies, wine from Cyprus, Malaga and Corinth, honeys, coffees, teas, candied and dried fruits, figs, bonbons, chocolates, chestnuts and even pickled capers, cucumbers, and onions, and marinated tuna.  Plus perfumed sealing waxes, stationary, lover’s ink scented with attar of roses, writing kits of Spanish leather, pen holders of white sandalwood and musk-sprinkled wallpaper that could fill a room with scent for more than a century.”

A wide spectrum of scents overpowering each other - the provision is principally in gross conflict with the ethos of a great perfumer. However, the creators succeeded in setting the stage for a knock-out via scent.  It was noted in the book that a customer entering the shop for the first time would result in a prevailing mishmash of odors that would hit him/her like a punch in the face.  As a result, sweet liquor notes and strong oils are blended boldly with balsamic and beeswax nuances, with traces of genuine coffee and anise along with an abundance of violet water, which stands for the freshness of the fountain in Baldini’s store. A fine note of vinegar is present as well, used at the time in fragrances in combination with alcohol. Yellow daffodils have components in their spectrum of odors which are reminiscent of pomade.  The humidity residing in the building located over the Seine river, the dust that has settled on the selves, these odors are recreated by a touch of angelica seeds, creating a foreboding, old, slightly moldy ambiance. In a wonderfully saturated way this creation communicates the atmosphere of Baldini’s shop – a store overstuffed with goods drenched in a myriad of odors.  

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