Why un parfum rather than une saveur?
Freeform Writing Exercise A2
Maarten is right ! "parfum" is used for the flavour of an ice cream or sorbets. "saveur" is what it tastes like when you eat it. See example below:
J'ai choisi une glace au parfum chocolat = I chose a chocolate flavoured ice cream
J'ai apprécie sa saveur = I enjoyed its flavour
I hope this is helpful.
Bonne journée !
Because “parfum” is the more common way the French refer to the flavour of ice cream and sorbets. Its meaning goes beyond just the scent or aroma, as English would generally mean with perfume. Doesn’t really need a reason - although there is probably one somewhere, related possibly to the mode of flavouring, or fragrant nature of many flavourings etc.
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