The father of Laure Richis. He is a high-ranking official in Grasse and a learned, modern man. He catches on to the impetus behind Grenouille's serial murders of the girls in Grasse and realizes Laure must also be a target. Though he's heartbroken at her death, when he smells the perfume Grenouille creates with her scent, he is instrumental in saving Grenouille from execution and asks to adopt him as a son.
Antoine Richis Quotes in Perfume
The Perfume quotes below are all either spoken by Antoine Richis or refer to Antoine Richis. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:).
Antoine Richis Character Timeline in Perfume
The timeline below shows where the character Antoine Richis appears in Perfume. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 3, Chapter 41
Part 3, Chapter 42
Part 3, Chapter 43
Part 3, Chapter 44
...Laure is gone and panics momentarily. Druot returns from lunch and mentions in passing that Richis and his daughter left for Grenoble that morning. Grenouille runs out of one of the... (full context)
Part 3, Chapter 46
Part 3, Chapter 47
...following the posting of arrest warrants, and the offer of a reward is made on Richis's behalf. Grenouille is not one of the original suspects. Finally, however, Grenouille is arrested. The... (full context)
Part 3, Chapter 48
Part 3, Chapter 49
...rise again, more terrifying than the dream, though, as this is real life. Grenouille sees Richis running towards him and thinks that Richis will kill him, but Richis embraces him and... (full context)
Part 3, Chapter 50