This film and 'Perfume' share the same motif of love and obsession (which, generally speaking, is one of the most dealt with themes in literature) - love for an exceptional scent, and love for an unattainable loved object. Both the illusionist and the perfume-creator have their own visions of perspicuity, and clearly understand what they search for. Seeing only such single sights they surmount difficulties, inhumanly, satanically. Such strength is amiable, although its origin is controversial. Perhaps their quests explain their meanings in life. Others, however, dismiss their massive efforts, and cry 'those fools of illusions'.