Why do ‘vagina-scented’ candles sell out so fast?

Perfumer Frank Bloem and scent historian Caro Verbeek were asked about the remarkable succes of a scented candle issued by Gwyneth Paltrow. The supposedly ‘vagina-scented’ item was sold out immediately. Is this a an act of emancipation or rather heightening existing taboos on female body odours? And how were body odours evaluated in the past? Finally there are some ‘smell tips’ for people in isolation. (page 30 – 34 – article is in Dutch only).

Read the article on the website of Uitkrant!

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