Monday, 19 October 2009

The Price of Beauty

The tube of Revitalash sits tantalisingly on my bathroom windowsill. I’m compulsively drawn to it. I keep fingering it, picking it up and examining it, reading the instruction leaflet and so on. It’s kind of like picking a scab. I will, however, have patience and hold off until Wednesday night.

I notice that the cylinder contains 4.1ml of potion. At £66.95 that works out to £16,329.27 per litre. (Or at the recommended retail price of $150 it is $36,585.37 per litre.)

I wonder what other commodities carry a similar price tag?