Remember the Foreman in Les Miserables with bad breath?
“Have you seen how the foreman is fuming today? With his terrible breath and his wandering hands? It's because little Fantine won't give him his way…”
It’s pretty clear – having a Co-Worker with bad breath is not pleasant for all concerned.
Who knows how much more successful the Foreman would have been with Fantine, played by Ann Hathaway, if he had followed a simple and effective anti-bad breath routine? (And we should stress avoided any element of sexual harassment).
When it comes to the art of attraction - small changes can make a big difference.
For instance the Foreman could have used an AMANO Tongue Cleanser to scrape away the previous night's red wine, cheap tobacco and garlic festering on his tongue.
After all the 'AMANO' is the swift and effective bad breath solution - with a dash of élan Francais. AMANO would have successfully eradicated the odour from the Foreman's toxic tongue - with no 'gag reflex', due to its precise weight and design.
(Which is sort of ironic because the 'gag reflex' is precisely the reflex the Forman has on Fantine)
Our literature and the Arts seem to be awash with poignant examples of bad breath and the stifling of passion.
J.K. Rowling employed this device to good effect, with a twist, in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Hermione, played by Emma Watson, devours an hors d'oeuvre called Dragon Tartare for just this reason.
She initially declines it, when served it by a Waiter, but when he says;
"Just as well, they give you terrible bad breath"
She takes two, in order to keep her fake love interest, Cormac, at arm's length.
Or should that be lips length?
And then we have William Shakespeare with his Sonnet 130 entitled;
My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun;
“I have seen roses damasked, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks …”
Who knows if this was Will’s break-up letter? (Me thinks said Mistress would have got the hint after the title …)
It seems from the Greatest Writer in the World to the Best Selling Author of all time, bad breath plays a part in creating memorable literature.
So we should perhaps be grateful then that the AMANO Tongue Cleanser was not available to Victor Hugo’s Foreman, The Bard’s Mistress and Cormac …
Otherwise we would have been denied some classic scenarios of our time.
We think Hermione would have liked an 'Ophelia Rising' - whilst Will's Mistress would go for our 'Camellia Suryasta' model. We would have refused to sell to the Foreman!
AMANO is the best selling tongue scraper in Selfridges, Harrods and Planet Organic and is also available online: www.amanotonguecleanser.com