Many of us buy beauty products based solely on how good they smell. So the idea that we would buy something that smells downright awful can be difficult to fathom. Then again, if you were old enough to remove body hair in the 90s, you’ve probably used Nair and have experience dealing with its strong, rather unpleasant scent.
With countless products lining Sephora aisles, you’re probably averse to trying something new if it boasts a noxious odor. And we don’t blame you. But we went ahead and rounded up eight cult products that work so well, despite smelling like everything from hot dog water to salad dressing, they’re worth adding to your beauty arsenal. Just don’t take any deep breaths when you lather them on.