課文:

Beginning in the 14th century, perfume was used mainly by French royalty and other wealthy people. No one took baths regularly, so fragrance was used to cover up body odor. King Louis XV enjoyed perfume a lot. He ordered a different fragrance daily for his apartment. Perfume became very popular in the 17th century as people across the country began using it. As demand grew, the Western perfume industry got its start.

mainly:(= usually)
royalty:王室成員、王室
royal:王室的
wealthy:富有的、有錢的
regularly:定基地、有規律地
cover up:掩飾、掩蓋
body odor:體味
daily:(= once a day)
demand:需要、需求(量)、要求
industry:企業、行業

The sweet smell of success

People today still love perfume. And famous people are using that appreciation for their personal gain. Fans are eager to buy a fragrance named after their favorite star. In fact of the top 100 best-selling perfumes, about one-third is linked to famous people. But it’s not limited to stars. Schools and sports teams are also starting to sell fragrances named after them. They know that as long as people use perfume, there will be a steady market.

With such a lasting passion for fragrance, perfume is here to stay.

appreciation:喜好、欣賞、賞識
personal gain:個人利益
gain:獲得、利益
eager to:渴望的、急切的
name after:以…的名字命名
steady:穩定的、穩固的
passion for:熱情、酷愛、戀情


文法:
as long as …, there will be …
(只要…就會…)

特別補充:
bath
:浴缸
shower:淋浴
take a bath / shower:美式用法
have a bath / shower:英式用法
bathe:游泳
bathing suit:泳裝
sunbathing:日光浴

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