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    Default How do you pronounce all these French fragrances?

    Is there a website that will help to pronounce all these "foreign" words?

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce all these French fragrances?

    Try this:

    http://www.acapela-group.com/text-to...tive-demo.html

    It's not 100%, but it can usually do a pretty good job of pronunciations. Just pick whatever french voice you want to use (I like the female Alice because she sounds like my french teacher :P).
    Last edited by alacious; 30th July 2009 at 06:37 AM.

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce all these French fragrances?

    Not to pass the buck, but there are lots and lots of threads on this subject with plenty of links to pronunciation websites. You might find what you want quicker that way.
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    Default Re: How do you pronounce all these French fragrances?

    By far the best resource is Trufflehunters own pronunciation thread, here:

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=227811

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce all these French fragrances?

    Of course, here in the US, you can pronounce them correctly all you want and still get vacant stares from idiot SAs. I got all kinds of weird looks from Lancome SAs (Hello! You work for a French company! Get a grip!) when looking for Cuir....and couldn't understand why until I realized that they thought I wanted a scent called "Queer." (Headdesk)
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    Default Re: How do you pronounce all these French fragrances?

    baaaa

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    Default Re: How do you pronounce all these French fragrances?

    this should probably be a sticky -- very helpful
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    Default Re: How do you pronounce all these French fragrances?

    Quote Originally Posted by YouCanCallMeMo View Post
    Of course, here in the US, you can pronounce them correctly all you want and still get vacant stares from idiot SAs. I got all kinds of weird looks from Lancome SAs (Hello! You work for a French company! Get a grip!) when looking for Cuir....and couldn't understand why until I realized that they thought I wanted a scent called "Queer." (Headdesk)
    ROTFL! LOL! You'd think at least the manager would train the SAs in product knowledge.

    I recall an SA promoting a scent called "Noir," and she called it "Noy-er."

    When I ask for D'Orsay and they ask for it to be spelled, they say, "Oh, "Dee-Or-say."

    My favourite is saying, "Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier." Try that one...

    The worst thing is in a L'Occitane store, and they call the men's scent "Cade," ("cod") promouncing it "cayd."
    Last edited by Primrose; 30th July 2009 at 05:38 PM.
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    Default Re: How do you pronounce all these French fragrances?

    I am not making fun of anyone's accent, I swear. I have a thick one myself in English.
    But Macy SA pronounciation of "pour homme" can have you laughing to death. I read somewhere on BN somebody suggesting saying "por esses" instead!
    Last edited by darkdreams; 30th July 2009 at 05:46 PM.

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