A hat tip to Kate Petrova (via Neatorama) for posting on Twitter a trend of customer reviews of scented candles.
"First, I downloaded a random subsample of US-based customer reviews of the 3 most popular scented candles on Amazon. Between January 2017 and January 2020, the average rating stayed around 4.3/5, but there was a sharp drop between January and November 2020."
Corresponding of course to the arrival and spread of coronavirus. And related... This young lady tasted a Starbucks concoction with whipped cream and caramel and noted that it had "no taste."
The two senses are of course tightly linked, and each is recognized as a potential symptom of coronavirus infection.