That smart blogging feline over there at Tangled Up in L'Heure Bleue devotes much of his time to the art of fine perfume; he's me inspired to write out this post and also reminded me of my late father and his favorite cologne of all time! Dad's signature fragrance was Paco Rabanne Pour Homme. Yeah, I'll never forget that. That stuff smelled pretty darn good, a more potent version I believe of Brut 33. I remember my mom buying him those huge $100 bottles every year for Xmas or his birthday in June. I like wearing cologne too, but don't usually want to spend too much on it, so Axe Bodyspray works just fine! LOLOL! I keep hearing how I smell good, so it does the trick I suppose. What fragrance/perfume/cologne do y'all out there like to use?
I'm feeling very French today for some odd reason, as I'm sure you are as well. HEE! I took four years of French back in high school and still remember much of it, thanks to the fact that it's related to Spanish, which is already part of my essence. Yeah yeah, I've heard for years that the French are quite proud/conceited and anti-American because they're fiercely protective of their culture against the Anglo onslaught of the past fifty years or so, but their language is truly beautiful, romantic, and poetic. Mais oui, c'est la langue de l'amour et la diplomacie! Well, French used to be the diplomatic language par excellence, before English came and basically took over the world. Still, le français is very much still spoken and studied a lot in Europe, and I try to watch lots of French films when possible, to keep my ear accustomed to hearing it and as a good way to learn new expressions and such. I'd honestly like to have someone to practice it with more often though. Malheuresement, il est dificile de trouver quelqu'un dans ce ville qui le parle! Translation: Unfortunately, it's hard to find someone in this city that speaks it. I apologize if my writing is a bit rusty; my reading comprehension and speaking skils are much better. French is notoriously horrid to write out; the accents and spelling can drive just about anyone mad!
To end this very French post, I'd like to dedicate it to a marvelous actress: Fanny Ardant. Fanny played the rival French queen in Elizabeth starring Cate Blanchett, was in a marvelous film called Ridicule, and another great one called Don't Tempt Me. I still have many more of her flicks to catch, but she is one fine classy grande dame! If you ever get a chance dear faitfhful reader, do get a hold of one of Fanny's movies. She is terrific. Magnifique, et je l'aime beaucoup!
O.k. I'm leaving Paris/Québec now. Au revoir!