What's with all of the big toothy grins? Is this a toothpaste conference or something? Well....yes.
Wine Expert Olivier (testing the Champagne) et moi (drinking it). On the left, some crazy dude who snuck in.
Bernard (Flouride Poster Boy 2006) and his Mise-en-Scène specialist François.
This is part of my glamorous journalism career, attend press events like the Fluocaril 60th anniversary event at Le Paris-Paris club. When I received the invitation I was a bit confused at first, because I don't often write about teeth. But it turns out part of the soirée included a runway show of Gentry de Paris' sexy nightgowns (brushing teeth being an activity one tends to do in their PJs, of course). At least half of the people there turned out to be FOGs (Friends of Lady Gentry, the one dancing in the green dress).
Lady Gentry and her ladies-in-waiting dancing after the show.
Gentry's Legal Eagle (left) and Marc (International Playboy) enjoying the benefits of the FOG lifestyle.
And what do they serve us at a toothpaste press conference while they're showing us slides of rotting teeth? You guessed it: mini chocolate eclaires, chocolate-dipped strawberries, macarons, and Champagne! (would journalists show up for carrots? hell no!) After the short presentation and runway show, we got to stay the rest of the night to dance, drink, and clean off the petit-four trays.
I should mention, for the heck of it, that Flocaril now makes a special toothpaste to use before bed, "Fluocaril Nuit". It would be worth having a day toothpaste and a night toothpaste (because we all have such huuuuge apartments in Paris) if the night toothpaste would get rid of the "morning after" party breath that no amount of pre-bed brushing seems to eliminate.
And an idea for all of you scientists out there to start working on: why not just find a way to put flouride in Champagne and macarons? Without ruining the taste, of course...