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A peek inside an established French perfumery. We learn the secrets of designing a new scent, from methodically studying the many possible ingredients to the intriguing art of interpreting smells. We are given an insight into the seductive power of perfume and its unique ability to project one's personality and desires. The right scent can communicate more about a woman's personality than any number of words.
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10 September 2008

Classroom Ideas

Can be used as a listening task for the topic of jobs and employment, ideally as a gap-fill task or with multiple-choice questions. Particularly suited to helping students express why people enjoy their jobs, as well as providing key vocabulary for both fashion and perfume in particular. Could be used to model interviews with people about the challenges they face at work in preparation for a piece of controlled speaking or writing about dream jobs and careers.