[PARIS] Bonjour le parfum à Paris!

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早安啊 香水巴黎!    Bonjour Paris!

你早上出門前會噴一款讓你心情好一整天的香水,讓自己香噴噴的出門嗎?
我噴香水的開始大概是從高中在美國唸書起,回來後有時候會噴,有時候覺得好唐突,畢竟當學生時候有人噴香水嗎? 但有時我那個”我管你”的個性出來就會噴了。
How do you start off your day?   A scent of your choice to start the sunshine?
I remembered when studying in the States, Dad would say “Good morning sunshine, how are you today? Potatoes ready!”  (munch munch potatoes)
I started to wear perfume when studying in the States, however after coming back I hardly wear it often, as people think- why a student wear perfume to school? Sometimes my inner “I don’t care what you think” comes and there I go.

以前不喜歡香水,我想大概是碰到的都是味道比較成熟,飄了人情世故的風塵,後來找到自己喜歡的味道後,大概可以了解為什麼早上出門一噴,可以讓自己心情好一整天。
美國人的噴法,有些人不是噴香水,是某種淡淡香氛spray。我看過的噴法是照著鏡子從頭噴到胸部一圈(傻眼)。根據美國人與加拿大人告訴我他們:很注重個人衛生。(…………………)
When I was a little kid, 100%, all hands up I dislike the smell of perfume, and have no idea why people appreciate it so much, what’s most so expensive!
In the States I recalled seeing people spraying something not a perfume, however a light spray, and spray it all over her from head to her breast and I was like O_____O, geeeeeeeees!  As the American and Canadian always say : “We care about our hygiene.”

在香水之都-巴黎生活的一個月裡,發現了一件有趣的事:每一個女孩的房間都會有一張特別的桌子,擺滿了她們從小到大用過的香水(或有開始蒐集時),且每一個都可以說出在哪裡買,這是誰送的,哪一年˙˙˙等等故事。  男生也不例外,出門必噴香水,這是每一位法國人都有的習慣。
Living a life in Paris for a month, a little observation comes around the corner: in every girl’s room there is always a special table with all the perfumes they have from the very FIRST one (or when they start remember not throwing away) till the current one they are using right now, and they can always tell you the story of where they bought it, who sent it to them, which year……details of this perfume’s history with them.
As for guy, same thing, perfume is a must when getting out of his room, it’s a French thing.

說到巴黎聯想到香水,這大家都知道,但路上是香水與菸味結合的味道也實在不誇張。每一次看到巴黎女人抽根菸都看起來很有知性,別說我腦袋壞了,但感覺就是一個霸氣十足!
When we think of Paris, we think of perfume, however the street of Paris is a mix of perfume and tobacco in the air.  Parisienne that has a cigarette on her hand always have my second eye, they looks like I don’t know how to describe…TOUGH to me!

香水呢分很多種,這也是這一次特地飛到巴黎去上精品課學的。
上了課才知道是根據香精濃度,與裡面某些化學成分的比例讓香水的價錢不同、香氛濃度不同~
我們那時候上課有討論:為什麼香水對於歐美人士就像穿鞋子一樣,一定要擦了香水才能出門,而在亞洲只有少數人在使用?
我與越南女生的結論是:亞洲過於熱,當香水的味道與空氣結合後所散發的味道,可不是原來的香水味了~
而根據我老媽的結論是:請不要干預我呼吸新鮮空氣的味道,我不想要知道妳今天噴了甚麼!!!
Not until I was studying Luxury Products Management in Paris did I know that perfumes are differentiate in so many kinds according to essence concentrations and other chemistry components, of course the price varies according to these as well.
In class we discussed about: Why Asian doesn’t wear that much of perfume comparing to European/ American?
My Vietnamese classmate and I came to a conclusion: Asia has a tropical weather, with the combination of temperature, sweats, and perfume all together, to sum up, the smell in the air perhaps is something you can’t even create for a perfume!
On top of that, as what my Mom always tell me: “You are interfering me in breathing fresh air, I don’t want to know what you smell like today!”

Sephora美妝店台灣沒有,但在歐洲美國很多地區有,無論買了甚麼,購物袋裡都會有幾罐小tube的香水。我覺得好新鮮很興奮的跟我法國朋友討論,她是一位熱愛香水且很厲害在Sephora實習的女生,她說:香水很貴,投資報酬率要算好,所以Sephora都會送不同香水試用品讓大家回去試噴,如果喜歡了可以再回來購買~
對了~在英文裡如果有人問你: What are you wearing today?
他可不是想要知道你今天內衣穿的多麼多彩繽紛,他是想要問你 “請問你今天噴了哪款香水?” 噢~
Sephora is a worldwide cosmetic shop though we don’t have it here in Taiwan, no matter what you buy there are always perfume sampling being put in your shopping bag.  I was so excited when seeing these sampling tubes, they were being packed very neatly and I went to my French girl friend, a lover of perfume and interned in Sephora this summer, telling me because perfume are expensive, they provide sampling for customers to try it out to ensure this is what that have in mind before pouring their money on the counter. I think it’s a fantastic idea!

想要換一個方式開始生活的一天,不妨找一款喜歡的香水,迎接新的一天吧!
Wanna start your day with something special?
Why not find your perfume to lighten the day! ❤

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Tiff @ Tiff Goes To

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