Perfume (2001)

R  |   |  Drama  |  26 January 2001 (USA)
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A week in the lives of a group of models, photographers, agents, reporters, publicists and other characters during a wild modeling show in New York City.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lysa Apostle ...
Janice Crawford
Maitre D'
Irene Mancini
Chemin-Martinez Carroll ...
Posse Member 13
Peter McMichaels
Murielle Arden ...
Heidi (as Murielle Cohen)
Sara Conca ...
Model #2
Eve Cook ...


'Perfume' chronicles one week in the lives of over a dozen people involved in the magazine and entertainment business of New York City. The central characters include Italian designer Lorenzo Mancini who learns that he's dying from cancer and decides to get his affairs in order with his wife Irine and his business partner Guido. Lorenzo's son Mario is a recording promoter who's latest client is hip-hop rapper J.B.. Roberta is a designer hard-pressed to fill out a latest dress design for the next Broadway show her group is putting on. Other characters are Jamie, a crafty agent whose latest client, Camille finds success but affects their relationship in ways he never planned and fails to deal with. Leese Hotton is a has-been model/actress trying to make a comeback into the spotlight; Janice Crawford is a wealthy publisher and control freak whose problems escalate with the arrival of her estranged teenage daughter Halley whom Janice abandoned her and everything else for her career years ... Written by Matt Patay

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Rated R for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »




Release Date:

26 January 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dress to Kill  »

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All the dialog was created by the actors. See more »


Guido: Were do you keep the batteries, if you don't mind me asking?
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References The Mighty Mouse Playhouse (1955) See more »


Written by Adam Plack
Performed by Lush
Published by Yalumba Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Australian Music Int'l
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Ode de parfum
1 December 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Perfume" is apparently supposed to be a behind the scenes look at the world of high fashion; designers, models, photographers, gurus, wanabees, divas, dilettantes, etc. all involved in their daily esoteric industry activities in NYC. In spite of an even temperament and a sense of earnestness, this project just proves again that a good cast a good film does not make. A lackluster flick which wanders from one stagey scene to another showing us stammering characters with little depth while leaving us feeling disconnected, "Perfume" is marginally entertaining at best. With no story per se, no one to care about, and no clear insights into the fashion biz, there's little reason to recommend this fragrance. (C)

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