Friday, January 25, 2008


I'm watching the news and they are covering stories about the new "no smoking in restaurants/bars/discotheques" law and everything seems to be working out nicely except one thing. Since there is no more smoke in dance clubs, the overpowering odor of sweat fills the unventilated space instead of the smoke!! And as we know, French people have not mastered the art of deodorant so this is bad news. The smoke used to cover up the smell of sweaty dancers! Perhaps this will lead to the revolutionary idea of smelling good (and ventilating rooms)....perhaps.

Waiting in line at the grocery store, I've practically been knocked out by bad body odor. It is so overpowering sometimes that you are forced to cough and turn away. I wonder if these people just don't shower (which would confirm my SB neighbor's theory) or if they just smell like that even after a shower...

Just had to share that cultural tid-bit with you all.


Anonymous said...

Wow Eve...when you put things like that, Paris sounds so enchanting. I can't wait to visit! :)

Anonymous said...

That is quite interesting. The things you learn from experiencing a different culture!