|Perfume: The Story of a Murderer|
There is a special tissue in the nasal cavity of human beings - it is called epithelium. It is the first one to track information about smell, and then it passes it over to the essential organ - olfactory bulb, the most ancient part of a human brain. It's like a tail with the help of which a person can be tied up to anything. This often happens to men who among thousands of smells recognize without a fault the smell of their beloved - her perfume, her skin, her hair. Think of Grenouille - the main character of Suskind's novel "Perfume: the story of a murderer" and Tykwer's movie with the same title. The book is listed among bestsellers and one of the reasons is that in the literature there is no analogue of investigation of the leading sense.
The sense of smell - what else is it?
It was believed that the sense of smell is a kind of atavism of some animal nature but it is due to this sense that the most important information is perceived. Besides recognition of conscious smells it also perceives unconsciously - pheromones. The so-called zero nerve identifies pheromones. Pheromones are the basics of all that’s happening between people. Two important phenomena take place with their help - ranking among men, and the attraction between a man and a woman. This sense also controls survival, due to information possession. The feeling of power, manipulation and division of territory are also here. The sense of smell is also politics, espionage, finance, science.
People with the leading sense of smell - who are they?
These people are very rare. They have a unique non-verbal intuitive thinking. They do not analyse, do not visualize. They do not give names. Instead, they experience very precise, very strong and very bright sensations based upon the perception of pheromones of the surrounding people.
They used to be advisers of a chief in the primeval society, shamans, spies. Today they are perfumers, politicians, ministers of finance, ministers of foreign affairs, great scientists, serial killers.