18.12.07

Hygene in the 18th century

My daughter Geneviève tells me, when it comes to France "Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose." The women prefer manly smells. Sacre bleu!

(While in the Marine Corps, in the field, we were told not to overly bathe, use aftershave or strong deoderant as it alerted the enemy.)

From Yesterday Revisited Here...

Hygiene (or lack thereof)

There are certain delicate aspects of the past that historical fiction authors usually soft-pedal. Let's face it, the fact that our heroes of the past very seldom brushed their teeth or sponged off their armpits is pretty unappealing by today's standards. More