How Long to Read Perfume

By Patrick Suskind

How Long Does it Take to Read Perfume?

It takes the average reader 4 hours and 34 minutes to read Perfume by Patrick Suskind

Assuming a reading speed of 250 words per minute. Learn more


INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • Set in eighteenth-century France, the classic novel that provokes a terrifying examination of what happens when one man’s indulgence in his greatest passion—his sense of smell—leads to murder. In the slums of eighteenth-century France, the infant Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born with one sublime gift—an absolute sense of smell. As a boy, he lives to decipher the odors of Paris, and apprentices himself to a prominent perfumer who teaches him the ancient art of mixing precious oils and herbs. But Grenouille’s genius is such that he is not satisfied to stop there, and he becomes obsessed with capturing the smells of objects such as brass doorknobs and fresh-cut wood. Then one day he catches a hint of a scent that will drive him on an ever-more-terrifying quest to create the “ultimate perfume”—the scent of a beautiful young virgin. Told with dazzling narrative brilliance, Perfume is a hauntingly powerful tale of murder and sensual depravity. Translated from the German by John E. Woods.

How long is Perfume?

Perfume by Patrick Suskind is 267 pages long, and a total of 68,619 words.

This makes it 90% the length of the average book. It also has 84% more words than the average book.

How Long Does it Take to Read Perfume Aloud?

The average oral reading speed is 183 words per minute. This means it takes 6 hours and 14 minutes to read Perfume aloud.

What Reading Level is Perfume?

Perfume is suitable for students ages 12 and up.

Note that there may be other factors that effect this rating besides length that are not factored in on this page. This may include things like complex language or sensitive topics not suitable for students of certain ages.

When deciding what to show young students always use your best judgement and consult a professional.

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