Sixteen-year-old Jennifer disappears one night from her village in the Ardennes. Captain Gaspard Deker leads the investigation with local cop Virginie Musso, who knew the girl well. They are helped by Eve, a lonely and mysterious woman.
A reunion of childhood friends at a remote chalet in the French Alps soon turns into a desperate struggle for survival as they get cut off from rest of the world and a shocking dark secret from the past surfaces.
Based on motives by the global best-seller of the same name by Patrick Suskind, the Perfume series shifts the action to the modern day and uses the book's idea of manipulating people through scent as a springing-off point. A young profiler investigating a series of brutal murders traces events back to a small cadre of boys at a boarding school who experimented with manipulating people using human scents.
Based on motives by the global best-seller of the same name by Patrick Suskind, the Perfume series shifts the action to the modern day. See more »
Dark and sinister yet enthralling and gripping
This is the first German show I've ever watched and I have to say I am impressed. Perfume kept me hooked throughout the whole season and is quite unexpected. For instance the last episode was a complete surprise but also wrapped things up very nicely. The characters are very real and flawed to an extent that there aren't really any character that I even liked. They all seemed, for a lack of a better term, like bad people. But that is what made this show so interesting. The theme itself, although inspired by the book and film of the same name, explored the sensation of scent a bit more and dwells into human psychology and the desire everyone has to be loved and appreciated. Although be warned, this tv series is definitely quite dark and in some moments even repulsive, so I would say it's not for the faint hearted. In conclusion, if you are into dark European crime thrillers and don't mind reading subtitles, check it out, as I personally feel this show is the highlight of Netflix 2019 so far.
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