Fashion Queen

It’s no secret that the French are not too fond of taking baths or showers. A simple Google search will yield various articles and statistics showing how they don’t wash regularly. Some don’t shower even once a week. They believe that being too clean weakens one’s immune system, making it vulnerable to viruses and diseases. Recent research has actually validated this claim. The fact that France is the “birthplace” of the modern perfume shouldn’t be a surprise. 

There were rumors that Marie Antoinette, the last queen of France, only took two baths in her entire life; one was at birth and the other was on the eve of her wedding. Needless to say, she was a big fan of perfume. Antoinette’s excessive penchant for fashion was often cited as one of the reasons why the royal family was overthrown and executed in a bloody revolution.

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