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Perfume
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Perfume
香水

Learn Adjectives

Date: Nov 28 2011

Themes: Fashion, Romance

Grammar: Adjectives

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Scientists have found some surprising connections between certain scents and people’s feelings. The smell of lemon, for instance, makes us feel healthier. Lavender calms us, while eucalyptus makes us feel more awake.

For years, perfume makers have been trying to find the magic combination of scents that will make their customers feel beautiful and attractive. But for some, no perfume will ever be anything but stinky.

Marni can’t stand perfume. Hear Amy try to convince her that perfume is sexy, not stinky.

科学家发现特定气味与人体感觉之间存在令人惊讶的联系。例如,柠檬的气味令我们感到更健康。薰衣草的气味使我们冷静,而桉树的气味可以使我们更加清醒。
多年来,香水制造商一直在尝试将多种气味结合在一起,制造出能够令客户焕发美丽与吸引力的神奇香水。但是,对于某些人而言,任何香水都充满恶臭。
玛尼非常不喜欢香水。请听艾米如何尝试说服她,使其相信香水可以提升人的魅力,而不会散发臭味。

Dialog

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Amy

Amy

Marni

Marni

Amy:  Do you like this new perfume, Marni? Here, smell.

Marni:  No. I have to be really honest with you, I really dislike perfume and cologne. I just…I just think it’s so overwhelming.

Amy:  Really? But you can get subtle perfume that’s just a light scent. I mean, I don’t know, personally, I think cologne on guys is just so sexy.

Marni:  Oh, gosh, I think it just stinks. I mean there’s nothing worse than being in an elevator or sitting on the bus or something, and someone sits next to you with this, you know, cloud of cologne or perfume. It’s just so overwhelming. It makes me feel sick.

Amy:  But what about those classic scents like Chanel Number 5? Don’t they just remind you of a classy, older lady?

Marni:  I don’t know, I keep thinking, like, stinky, overwhelming, irritating. Kinda makes my eyes water.

Amy:  Does it give you a headache?

Marni:  It does sometimes give me a headache if it’s too overpowering. I can’t stand it.

Amy:  Well, I think putting on a couple sprays of perfume for a date or something is just that extra little fun thing you can do to make it more special. But I guess I know from now on not to wear perfume around you.

Marni:  I would really appreciate it. Thank you.

 

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Discussion

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Amy just bought a new perfume. She asks Marni to smell it. But Marni doesn’t like perfume. She thinks it is stinky, overwhelming and irritating.

Amy says that perfume can be subtle and classy. She especially likes classic scents like Chanel Number 5. She likes it when guys wear cologne, and she likes to wear perfume when she goes on dates.

Do you like to wear perfume? Do you like it when other people wear perfume and cologne, or do you find it too overwhelming?

 

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Judi21

Judi21

Ecuador

I love perfumes!! but the ones with soft smell.

03:17 PM Feb 12 2014 |

zhaleh hoor

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I like wearing perfume and also like others wearing it too but not be overwhelming.

09:21 AM Dec 08 2013 |

Ngubo Sixtus

South Africa

i wear a perfume so that i can smell nice.

06:12 PM Apr 10 2013 |

yuuwon

yuuwon

Indonesia

i love perfume’s smell, but the important thing, it’s not overwhelming when used it

09:49 AM May 09 2012 |

CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

Wear perfume to kill women lol

11:21 AM May 04 2012 |

ei july

Myanmar

I like perfume.

11:50 AM Mar 26 2012 |

yas-0612

yas-0612

India

When I wanted to live in, tied my way. When I wanted to praise, saying it is superstition. When I told my love is a lie. I wanted to cry, they are lies. When I laugh, they are crazy. World to keep, I want to get off

03:53 PM Feb 20 2012 |

hamidgoodboy

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Believe it or not, it is almost Happy Heart Day, so for Valentine’s Day Gift i suggest you perfume.  I like to give my family little love gifts, i think it doesnt annoye others.i see another  people have prob for wearing perfurm or cologne.do you khow what should they do?Wink

06:18 PM Feb 01 2012 |

Defang

Defang

France

Julito, I think stereotypes are strong in your country.. Personnaly I don’t wear perfume because I don’t like the odor of men’s perfume, it give me headache. However, sometimes I like when girls wear perfume, the odor is sweeter.

12:12 AM Feb 01 2012 |

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rose 99

rose 99

Saudi Arabia

i am disagree ,perfume is nice & i thinck is importantSmile

11:26 PM Jan 31 2012 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

The perfume has a really powerful effect if it’s a good one. Sometimes a person enters a room and you want to ask, ” What perfume are you wearing?”. And all the time a person is in a room, you keep on thinking about that fragrant perfume and want definitely to have it too. But some of the perfumes stink; I think it’s because of their expiary date is on or too much of the fragrance has been put on. Plus, for some people, alergic to parfumes, they have a hidden adversary effect by having a number of allergens…

12:27 PM Dec 26 2011 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Candycandice. i agree with you that perfumes must be subtle not strong and enhance the personality of the woman that is wearing it.  France is famous for  its perfumes  and i believe  that it was created by the french  as a healthy and necessary substitute  to the daily  bath  that were lacking in them. in my country, utilities (gas, power ,water ) are cheap , in Europe and the US  they are expensive  and the winter  soooo cold , people might refrain from taking a  daily bath , so they could  resort to the use of perfumes  to let others people know that they are clean” .  are they?

12:08 PM Dec 03 2011 |

4EVER

4EVER

United Arab Emirates

i addicted to perfume,,i can’t stop buying it..:)

10:43 AM Dec 03 2011 |

CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

Hi friend talking about perfume, I remembered one movie called ’’ The story about murderer /Perfume’’ Here http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0396171/ here the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NQsCG1NwYg&sns=em

08:30 AM Dec 02 2011 |

CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

Hi friend talking about perfume, I remembered one movie called ’’ The story about murderer /Perfume’’ Here http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0396171/

08:30 AM Dec 02 2011 |

ebr1981

ebr1981

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I like ,love,want cologne .


I love allways with nice smell.


 

09:10 PM Dec 01 2011 |

koxa

koxa

Ukraine

It’s called allergy)

07:47 AM Dec 01 2011 |

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denisezhao86

China

I’m so surprised that when thinking about perfume,I never had one,I never buy a perfume for myself,and also nobody give it for me as a present.Anyway,I agree with amy,a couple sprays of perfume for a date makes people more special,but if it’s too overpowering,i can’t stand it.I’m curious why foreigners like wear too much cloogne.Maybe it’s just a culture?

01:25 AM Dec 01 2011 |

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snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

Too much of a good thing is a bad thing, yeah?...how many car alarms went off on your way through the parking lot?

09:15 PM Nov 30 2011 |

sibby724

sibby724

Taiwan

nice one ;)

09:15 PM Nov 30 2011 |

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