Massage therapist Yuriko (Noriko Eguchi) is a master of scent. She whips up aromatherapy lotions to slather into her clients at her friends massage spa, but Yuriko isn’t prepared when she catches a whiff of the the salon owner’s sweaty 17-year-old soccer-playing nephew Takeshi (Shota Someya) and is immediately overcome with desire… or love… or possibly both. Takeshi doesn’t know quite what to make of Yuriko’s obsession with his BO, but soon he’s reciprocating her affections by letting Yuriko catch a whiff whenever she pleases. The appearance of the beautiful Iris (Saori Hara) just complicates an already complicated situation in Kota Yoshida’s sophomore feature film Yuriko’s Aroma. Equal parts naughty and funny this black comedy asks the question about where we draw the line between normal desires and ones that will jeopardize everything. —shinsedai-fest.com
there's something about the music that i didn't like (too invasive, some scenes didn't even need this annoying corny music playing in the background), however, shota sometani & noriko eguchi do a pretty good job, plus shota is very cute so i guess it's not much of a bad movie after all.
A very interesting piece of drama from Japan whose premise intrigues but goes on to something rewarding, a fresh take on erotic desire which isn’t perfect but does well. With the exception of a pointless scene of softcore ‘lesbian’ titillation out of place in the plot, it shows the building blocks for a director who could go on to make some very good work in their career.