The tanner whom Madame Gaillard sells Grenouille to as cheap labor. Grimal treats Grenouille little better than a domestic animal, valued only for how much work he's capable of completing. Grenouille remains in his service from age eight to fifteen, and after Grenouille is released from his service, Grimal drowns in the Seine.
The timeline below shows where the character Monsieur Grimal appears in Perfume. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 27
...the Great pours himself a glass. Daily, he drinks a scent he collected while in Grimal's service, on the first night Grenouille went out to explore Paris without permission. This scent... (full context)