When Good Beauty Products Smell Downright Bad

The New York Times – December 26, 2017

People associate medicine with a bad smell and bitter taste; so with skin care, they think there must be some really active ingredients in there.” And, she adds, if said elixir is also expensive then “it’s like, ‘Oooh it’s supposed to smell bad,’ and it feels even more secret and special.”

“Smelly but good” is an appeal that agrees

With the perverse attraction to funky cheese.

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