Yankee Candle Covid Reviews: Terri Nelson had an unusual question about Covid-19: Will that be reflected by online reviews of fragrant items if the virus robs people of their smell? The science illustrator and cartoonist Portland Ore. told her that she was looking at “the sweetest thing I might think about holiday” reviews—smelling candles.
She wrote last week on Twitter, “It is a furious woman throughout Yankee Candle who claimed none of its candles had any scent at all. “I ask if they feel a bit warm and nothing tastes too much in the last few days,” she said, giving a nod to other common coronavirus symptoms.
A late-night joke, like a punchlineskin, read Nelson’s commentary that created thousands of retweets and likes on the social media platform. But Kate Petrova, a Harvard adult development research assistant at Bryn Mawr College, caught attention by deciding to test the theory by scraping nearly 20,000 reviews of the most common scented and non-stroke candles in Amazon.