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Wouldn't it be easier to bathe? ;) [Sep. 29th, 2005|09:57 am]
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Napolean’s favorite fragrance was eau de cologne. He used several bottles a day, likely to counter Josephine’s favorite scent, musk, which he hated. The Empress wore so much musk that servants in her over-perfumed boudoir often fainted.
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[User Picture]From: graeme_qewe
2005-09-29 08:11 am (UTC)
I always liked Robespierre better, Napoloen is a wuss
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-30 06:38 am (UTC)
Well, he got lots of stuff done anyway. :) And he was short, so he's cool with me. hehe
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[User Picture]From: graeme_qewe
2005-09-30 06:40 am (UTC)
You dig shortness? Then I guess I am not to your liking.

I can't help laughing at the getting "lots of stuff done anyway" phrase. Especially as it could be interpreted both positive and especially negative.

How are you today?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-30 07:19 am (UTC)
hehe. ;) I like to keep things open.

And I'm short, so I give kudos to the short people of the world.

And I am exhausted. My son's taking a nap,and I will be doing the same very soon. You?
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[User Picture]From: graeme_qewe
2005-09-30 08:31 am (UTC)
I know you like to keep things open, and I dig you for it.

I did wonder, because I noticed you were here quite earlier than usually. So, go take a nap, it will help you manage the remainder of the day. And hug your son from me.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-30 06:55 pm (UTC)
:) You gotit!
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[User Picture]From: graeme_qewe
2005-09-30 08:09 pm (UTC)
Yay, *hugs random, even though she hates internet hugs*
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-10-01 07:53 am (UTC)
Aww. ;) I don't hate them. I just don't like to get too many or I get overwhelmed.
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[User Picture]From: graeme_qewe
2005-10-01 08:24 am (UTC)
well, if you don't like getting lots of internet hugs, then you should stop being so awesome!

just kidding ;)
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From: hymn
2005-09-29 08:39 am (UTC)
wow that's nasty.


why you numb?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-30 06:39 am (UTC)
It IS nasty. My tummy turned the first few times I read it.

I took a muscle relaxant. lol
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-30 06:40 am (UTC)
Hopefully it's not musky. Ewwww. I like cologne like I like my liquor. Not enough to make me wince, please. :)
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2005-09-29 09:05 am (UTC)
HAHA! wow thats funny, i hate it when im riding a bus and someone has WAY too much on.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-30 06:40 am (UTC)
Me too. Ugh. Or when you're on a date and stuck in the car with a bottle of cologne that used to be a man. *shuddddddder*
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From: lostways
2005-09-29 10:32 am (UTC)
Remember in those days ya can only bath once a year, it's a relgion takening over plus it wasn't very healthy to take a bath in the open battle field even in the far back too many things can go wrong
(diesase, lot of cannon balls aiming at the biggest thing there which would be your bath tank and plus i would think ya need to command your troops)
as for the empress... ew she could take a bath all she wanted but i am sure everyone around her didn't hence what she did
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From: kiwioverture
2005-09-29 02:47 pm (UTC)
Wow....... just wow....

First: bathing once a year was for the common folk, more if they lived near clean river. Napoleon probably could have bathed as often as he wanted.

Second: One of the reasons Napoleon was so successful is that he rode his horse around the battlefield and ordered his troops around instead of relying on messengers.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-30 06:43 am (UTC)
Well, it sounded like he wore all of that cologne to battle off her scent, which makes me think at the time this was mentioned they were both living in the palace. I believe they both could have bathed regularly, and I don't quite understand what you mean about not bathing meaning you're more religious? *confused* I think it's even in the Bible that cleanliness is next to Godliness, so I don't think in those religious days that would have been a concern. I feel sorry for her poor maids. Fainting couches were designed for women with corsets, but they definitely had a use for those stuck with the overfragranced.
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[User Picture]From: sparklylights
2005-09-29 12:28 pm (UTC)
EWW!! and think of all of the musk animals that died or whatever giving up their musk!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-30 06:44 am (UTC)
A good point. Icky's.
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[User Picture]From: sparklylights
2005-09-29 12:30 pm (UTC)
He he, the derivation of the word 'musk' is sanskrit for 'testicle'
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-30 06:45 am (UTC)
Nice. Makes sense. :)
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[User Picture]From: theslaughtered
2005-09-29 07:16 pm (UTC)
Track nine of what?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-30 06:48 am (UTC)
Some soundtrack. I don't remember anymore. Some movie. Maybe My Best Friends Wedding? Love Actually?
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