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Smells Great...Except When I Most Need A Tissue
on February 17, 2011
For me, these tissues were sort of a good news/bad news thing. The good news is that they really and truly have the "scent of Vicks" (which is to say menthol). And when I have a cold, I'm an absolute fiend for menthol - cough drops, inhalers, and vaporizers.
The bad news is that if you really have a nose-blowing "open the floodgates" cold that requires a lot of tissues, there's very little point in having the scent: before using the tissue, you CAN'T inhale, and after using the tissue...well...who really wants to savor the aroma of a wet, wadded tissue? Yuck.
The other bad news is that there are only 48 tissues in the standard-sized box, no doubt because adding the scent makes them more expensive, and the manufacturer wants to fudge the fact that you're paying a bit more for a bit less. But again, if you're in the midst of a drip-and-blow cold, you'll go through this box in a very short time.
The tissues are soft enough to deal with a reddened nose (which was a boon to me recently), and the menthol scent is pleasant...but for me, proved somewhat pointless.