Perfume

Perfume

Dominique Druot Character Analysis

Madame Arnulfi's first journeyman and eventually second husband, Grenouille's supervisor. He thinks highly of himself and as such Grenouille allows him to think that he's a superior perfumer to Grenouille. He stinks often of sex and enjoys a great deal of wine, leaving most of the work to Grenouille. He's arrested and executed in place of Grenouille for the murders of the 24 village girls and Laure Richie.
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Dominique Druot Character Timeline in Perfume

The timeline below shows where the character Dominique Druot appears in Perfume. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 3, Chapter 36
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Scent, Sight, and the Grotesque Theme Icon
...a small salary and a small cabin in which to live. Madame Arnulfi calls in Druot, her first journeyman, and Grenouille smells that he spends a great deal of time in... (full context)
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...stirred under, their scent becomes impregnated in the oil. While the work is very hard, Druot never helps stir. Grenouille is fascinated by the process and doesn't object to the arrangement. (full context)
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When Druot decides the oil is saturated with scent, he and Grenouille pour the scent-laden pomade into... (full context)
Part 3, Chapter 37
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...allows him to notice when oil is overheated, for example. Occasionally he suggests this to Druot, who sees that Grenouille is respectful of his power of first journeyman and often correct... (full context)
Growing Up and Becoming Human Theme Icon
Power and Control Theme Icon
Creative Genius vs. Convention and Assimilation Theme Icon
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Druot sees with the cold process that Grenouille is again better than he is, and as... (full context)
Part 3, Chapter 38
Growing Up and Becoming Human Theme Icon
Power and Control Theme Icon
Creative Genius vs. Convention and Assimilation Theme Icon
Scent, Sight, and the Grotesque Theme Icon
...be inconspicuous, one that makes people think he's in a hurry, and one that imitates Druot's odor of semen. (full context)
Part 3, Chapter 39
Growing Up and Becoming Human Theme Icon
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Scent, Sight, and the Grotesque Theme Icon
In January, Madame Arnulfi marries Druot, who is promoted to master perfumer and glover, although the Madame keeps her name and... (full context)
Part 3, Chapter 44
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...noon and steps outside. Smelling the air, he knows Laure is gone and panics momentarily. Druot returns from lunch and mentions in passing that Richis and his daughter left for Grenoble... (full context)
Part 3, Chapter 50
Upward Mobility and Social Movement Theme Icon
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...The judges and magistrates meet and shut Grenouille's file, and the next day they arrest Druot, since he owns the cabin where the hair and clothing of the victims were found.... (full context)