It's so hard for me to care about this lead. Oh my god. Movies are movies, and fiction is fiction, but how can you expect me to take some of these scenes seriously?
He literally smelled her through miles of green mountain. What the fuck? Can we mention that everyone smelled a drop of perfume in a piece of tissue and instantly proceeded to have an orgy? Explain your universe laws movie, because I can't buy into that when throughout most of your scenes all you do is set up a pretty normal (even though dark and gritty) view of 18th century Paris.
Perfume is a gorgeous looking movie, that had me hooked from beginning to end, despite my constant questioning of the protagonist's motives, due to stellar acting and masterful directing. It could be so much better though.