Perfume

lilynoelle

Detroit, United States

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Self Portrait

Inspired by “Perfume: Story of a Murderer” ~ book by Patrick Suskind, film by Tom Twyker

roses and the scent of a woman …

This self-portrait was inspired by Perfume: Story of a Murderer. The film and book are both beautiful reminders of the gentle, mysterious loveliness that all women have. Virginity is prized in the story, with the virginial women possessing a certain beauty in their Pheromones that make for a perfume so pure, so sublime, that it has the power to control the world (which our anti-hero, Grenouille, chooses not to do.) The story enchanted me and I felt honored to be a woman and virgin – not that being a man is any less important, but hey! We need to feel that beauty can come from something as simple as a scent or virginity. It’s not all about makeup and clothing. A scent of a rose … the scent of a woman. The story’s original focus is on the power of scent: everything else – the murders, the virginity, Grenouille, Laure – stem from the scientific theory that pheronomes are the key to our relationships and attractions.

1st Place in Touched By Fire’s “Body Parts” challenge!!, August 2010

Top 10 in Imaginative Skulls “The Forbidden” Challenge, August 2010

Featured in Touched By Fire, A Dreamer’s Blog

I am delighted to be published in the beautiful online Pink Panther Magazine, September 2010

My first October feature!: German Artists, October 2010

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