Popular French Designer Uses N-Word Twice On French TV

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Jean-Paul Guerlain

Jean-Paul Guerlain (yes, that Guerlain) is taking some serious heat for using an ugly racial slur not just once but twice during a television interview. The perfumer, who no longer works for the company that bears his name in an official capacity, was discussing the making of his perfume Samsara when he let loose a choice word equivalent to the American N-word. If it weren’t for that, the story would have been quite romantic — Mr. Guerlain created Samsara for a woman.

“One day I told her — and I still called her Madame — ‘What would seduce you if one was to make a perfume for you?’ and she told me, ‘I love jasmine, rose and sandalwood,’” Mr. Guerlain recalled.

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