French hygiene and perfume: Why is the negative stereotype so difficult to wash away?

The old cliché accuses the French of tending towards a dubious relationship with hygiene. And yet they are also celebrated for their lively perfume culture. So what are the roots of this negative stereotype? And why do French fragrances maintain such a high reputation around the world? In this episode of French Connections, Florence Villeminot and Genie Godula splash into the sharp universe of French hygiene and perfume.