Negative reviews for scented candles rising due to Covid side-effect of loss of taste and smell

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A result of the ongoing pandemic nobody saw coming was the incredibly rise in negative reviews of scented candles.

Kate Petrova, a research assistant in the psychology department at Bryn Mawr College, analyzed date from Amazon reviews, and found that though reviews of scented-candles were "relatively stable" from January 2017 to January 2020, but then experienced a “sharp drop" between January and November 2020.

And this trend isn't lost on the rest of social media, as well.

London-based PhD student Moritz Wagner also found a similar trend with Amazon reviews of perfume.

Via Mediaite