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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.

[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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