Perfume is a sleeper of a thriller made in 2006. The film revolves around the life of a poor orphaned peasant named Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, convincingly played by actor Ben Whishaw. From birth, everyone around Jean-Baptiste knew he was different. His sense of smell was so intense, that it was his main way of interacting with the world around him.
After being sold into the hard physical labor of tanning hides by the orphange owner, he worked for years and continued to develop his keen sense of smell.
After following a beautiful young woman through the city streets of Paris he becomes obsessed with captivating and preserving the scents of beautiful young women.
On a coincidental hide delivery to master perfumer Baldini, played by Dustin Hoffman, Jean-Baptiste realizes he wants to be in the business of creating perfume. After creating hundreds of wonderful perfumes for Baldini, he gets journeyman papers to leave and study the art of creating and preserving his own scents.
It soon turns out we become witness to his dark and deadly obsession to capture the scents of beatiful women. (Note: the ending is not what you expect).