An Old Issue of ‘Cosmo’ Said to Spray Perfume on Your Feet and Other Strange Things
Andrew Parker - December 4, 2019

15 Reasons To Be Happy Right Now

1. Today is a fresh start for a new opportunity.

2. There is no one else alive quite like you.

3. You are loved.

4. The sun is shining in some part of the world (maybe by you right now)!

5. There's something you can do better than anyone.
>6. You might not know it, but you are somebody's role model.

7. You can make someone smile today.

8. You have goals and dreams you will one day achieve.

9. Some of them might have come true already.

10. And you can set new goals and dream new dreams each day.

11. There are puppies all over the world who would be so happy to meet you.

12. You can change the world.

13. Nutella exists (and tastes good on pretty much anything).

14. There are millions of flowers waiting to be picked by you.

15. You are someone's first choice.

You can surely believe it when we tell you that 1988 was a different time! Apparently, back in the day, Cosmo advised its readers to spray perfume on their feet. Yup, apparently old Cosmo had some pretty funky tips on all things beauty, relationships, and life hacks (including covering your face in mashed potatoes for skincare).

So Cosmo writer Helen Gurley Brown stood by the idea that fragrance rises like heat. That means that if we spray perfume on the lowest parts of our body, the scent will rise all the way to our heads. That’s it, that’s the advice. So Cosmo decided to test out this theory in 2019 and guess what? It’ works! According to their Entertainment Director, Maxwell Losgar, it works.

Apparently, Mario Badescu’s face-mask recipe called for mashed potatoes, egg yolks, and vitamin E. We’re just glad that Cosmo has come a long way since the days of mashed potato facials and spraying feet.