It was from a series of very stereotypical questions that my friend David L. Truth is, that to my knowledge most French people do wear deodorant.
However, I must admit that some French deodorants are Why don t florida people use deodorant bit weak especially when you compare to the hardcore ones that can be found in Florida for example — they need to be very strong over there and at the end of a hot busy day, if you had to wear a jacket or so all day, deodorant or not, it may be a good idea to take a shower after work.
It was a time right after France had been occupied by Nazi Germany for four years, when everything was rationed and everybody was deprived of many things, and yes at that time it was more important to save the little water people had to drink and to cook rather than to bathe.
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Learn how your comment data is processed. I hear that those comments about French not using deodorant or bathing fairly often.
I know a lot of French people, and so far they are no stinkier than the rest of people I know. However, I have noticed the French men I hang out with tend to have bad breath. I think too much wine, coffee, and not enough water are responsible.
I lived in France for years and I never thought people smelled bad.
Yes, some people on the metro stink. I think the same people who ask if the French smell are the same folks who ask if French women have hairy armpits. Nonetheless, I lament the current French trend of super-hygiene.
I love ALL the smells of France. I was sad when the smoking ban went into effect simply because my favorite smell in the whole world was what one smelled upon arriving at Charles de Gualle: I am currently dating a French man, and I have to say, the armpit smell is real. I have to force him to do something about it. I have to put deodorant on him myself or complain to him.