Lavender nonsense

Heard a radio ad today for a new range of lavender stuff called calm to your sensesTM from Origins.  Normally I wouldn't pay much attention, I can't stand the smell of lavender, but the ad was focussed on Josephine, wife of Napoleon, and mentioned the year 1794 or something around that.  They said she filled her palaces with lavender, so her scent would remain after she left.

They should have done some more research before picking Josephine as their subject for the ad.  This message Napoleon sent to her is fairly well known:

I'll be arriving in Paris tomorrow evening. Don't wash.

Josephine didn't smell like lavender.  And Napoleon liked it that way.

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