That actually wouldn't surprise me, real or not. I believe soap was very expensive back in the day, and so more of a luxury? I could be wrong. Personally I'm not a fan of how most flowers smell, and I don't think they would overpower the smell of not having a proper bath.
"Life's journey is like driving at night in the fog.
You can only see as far as your headlights,
but you can make the whole trip that way."
Chronic Lyme, Depression, Anxiety, 12+ Years